How to compare (vergleichen) persons or things
Let´s think of the Simpsons:
- Bart is older than Lisa.
- Lisa is older than Maggie.
- Bart is the oldest.
→ Give a rule:
old - alt
old+_____ than - älter als
old+_____ - am ältesten
And the Simpsons again:
- Itchy is angry.
- Scratchy is angrier than Itchy.
- But Homer is often the angriest.
angry - wütend
angr-_____than - wütender als
angr-______ - am wütendsten
→ Give a rule: y changes to ___
Simpsons, a third time:
- Marge is beautiful.
- Lisa is more beautiful.
- Maggie is the most beautiful.
→ Give a rule:
beautiful - schön
______ beautiful than - schöner als
_______ beautiful - am schönsten
How to compare(vergleichen) persons or things
When do we use –er/-est?
→ count the syllables (Silben) in old and pretty
→ We use –er/-est for adjectives with _________ syllable (e.g. old) or with _________ syllables (if the adjective ends in –y, e.g. pretty, angry, silly)
When do we use more/most?
→ count the syllables in beautiful (to do this you must say the word)
→ we use more/most for adjectives with two syllables (e.g. boring) or ______________ syllables (e.g. beautiful, exciting, interesting)
older than – älter als
as old as – so alt wie
Choose persons from your book and compare them. Do that with four different adjectives
Choose things or places from your book and compare them. Do that with three different adjectives.
These are the adjectives:
old new exciting angry friendly terrible awful boring small nice
expensive cheap quick
Write the sentences on an extra sheet of paper.
When your partner has checked your sentences give them to your teacher so that she/he can check again.
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