a speaking activity on degree modifiers (comparatives and superlatives)

here is a new speaking activity to practise degree modifiers used for comparing things (much more reliable, by far the best, slightly less engaging, etc). Adjectives and degrees of comparison is actually one of my most favourite topics))

It is quite simple, yet it can start quite a heated discussion in your class, as the things (and ideas) compared are quite contradictory, and different opinions and positions can appear.

To provide as much speaking as possible, the rules require to  make up to 4 sentences for each card. This provides good opportunities for speaking and using various modifiers.

I am actually not 100% sure what level it is for. I would use it in the end of intermediate level, or perhaps in the beginning of upper-intermediate, so that the students could be able to use more advanced adjectives. And what do you think?

comparison cards

comparison cards teachers’

About Svetlana Urisman

I am an ADOS and an English teacher (and materials writer) in a language school in Moscow. I have been an ADOS and a teacher trainer for a couple of years and a teacher for about 10 years. I am keen to share some ideas and materials I've developed in order to take them further and not to lose them. You are welcome to use any materials represented in this blog, and I will be happy to get your feedback afterwards if you take them to your classroom! ;-)
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3 Responses to a speaking activity on degree modifiers (comparatives and superlatives)

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  2. justine hallworth says:

    your lesson on degree modifiers for comparison sounds intriguing, but I can’t download it unfortunately. It’s a big ask, but could you possibly email it to me? I’d love to give you some feedback on it. Many thanks in advance, whether you are able to help or not, Regards Justine

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