Tag Archives: comparative

Past Simple

30 Apr

Conversation Activity with Past Simple

How to ask questions in the Past Simple tense:

Past Simple: YES/NO questions
This seems like a simple activity but it can be really fun.  I usually do the activity myself by filling in the bubbles and once you and the students have finished, you can ask questions to guess which answer goes with the question.

For example, “Was Motril the place you went on holiday when you were a child?”
Responses: Yes, it was/ No, it wasn’t.

Then, I give points.
1st guess correct: 1 point 

If the 1st guess isn’t correct, but they guess on the 2nd try, it’s worth 1/2 point.
Zero points if they can’t guess on the 3rd try.

Past Simple Board Game (idea for teachers)
I wanted to share this board game which I made about the past simple.  It didn’t scan well because it’s bigger than my scanner so it’s not a good version to print, but you could always make a similar one!

Comparatives and Superlatives

19 Mar

In your opinion, what’s the best football team in Spain?

Which films do you think are more interesting: horror films or comedies?

These two questions are dealing with the Comparative and Superlative grammar.  It’s actually quite interesting to understand this grammar because you can use it in real-life conversations….

*For teachers:  Check out the adjective game.  I usually play with flashcards, depending on the level you can choose different adjectives.

Below you can find downloadable flashcards with adjectives.  This site’s got 3 sets (listed below as well)

http://www.mes-english.com/flashcards/adjectives.php

(set 1) strong, weak. tall, short, slow, fast, heavy, light, pretty, ugly, boring, fun, big, small

(set 2) full, empty, high, low, wet, dry, close, far, long, short, new, old, easy, hard, dark, light, clean, dirty

(set 3) blurry, broken, bumpy, cracked, fiery, flowery, fluffy, glowing, holey, scratched, shiny, spotty, striped, stormy, wavy

If you really want to read some interesting stuff, check out the official site of Guinness World Records:

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/explore-records/

You can find out about some weird records like the highest jump done by a dog, or the longest female fingernails….and you can practice the superlative 😉

Downloadable Activities
Comparative and Superlative
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