II. Use the comparative degree of the adjectives

Model: Sue’s car isn’t very big. She wants a (big) bigger one.

1. This house isn’t very modern. I prefer ___ houses.

2. You’re not very tall. Your brother is ___.

3. Bill doesn’t work very fast. I work ___.

4. My chair isn’t very comfortable. Yours is ___.

5. Jill’s idea wasn’t very good. My idea was ___.

6. These flowers aren’t very nice. The blue ones are ___.

7. My case isn’t very heavy. Your case is ___.

8. I’m not very interested in art. I’m ___ in history.

9. It isn’t very warm today. It was ___ yesterday.

10. Britain isn’t very big. France is ___.

11. London isn’t very beautiful. Paris is ___.

III. Use the superlative degree of the adjectives

1. This building is very old. It’s (old) the oldest building in the town.

2. It was a very happy day. It was ___ of my life.

3. It’s a very good film. It’s ___ I’ve ever seen.

4. She is a very popular singer. She is ___ in the country.

5. It was a very bad mistake. It was ___ I’ve ever made.

6. It’s a very pretty village. It’s ___ I’ve ever seen.

7. It was a very cold day. It was ___ of the year.

8. He is a very interesting person. He’s ___ I’ve ever met.

IV. Open the brackets using the necessary degree of the adjectives

1. The days in summer are (long) than those in winter.

2. It was (cold) day of the year.

3. Everest is (high) mountain pick in the world.

4. The Severn is (long) river in Great Britain.

5. This flat is (comfortable) than our old one.

6. His lectures in Histology are (interesting) this year than the previous one.

7. I want the coffee (hot).

8. This experiment is (simple).

9. This disease is (serious) than that one.

10. His knowledge in Chemistry is (deep) than mine.

11. Our scientific circle is (large) in the city.

12. It was (good) meal I’ve ever had.

13. It is (cold) today than it was yesterday.

14. She looked (happy) today than she did yesterday.

15. I know that Sozh is (short) than Dneper.

16. What was (hot) day of this summer?

17. My friend was (fashionable) than I was.

V. Compare the objects

Example: January, March, May.

January is the coldest month. March is colder than May, but warmer than January. May is the warmest month of the three ones.

1. France, the USA, Great Britain (large, small)

2. Anatomy, Histology, Biochemistry (difficult, easy).

3. The Black Sea, the Caspian Sea, the Pacific Ocean (deep)

4. Moscow, Kiev, Minsk (beautiful)

5. Kiev, St. Petersburg, Gomel (ancient)

VI. Agree or disagree.

1. There are a lot of subjects in the fist year curriculum. English is the most difficult one.

2. When summer comes the weather gets warmer, the days grow longer.

3. When autumn comes it gets colder but it never rains.

4. On the 22nd of December we have the shortest day.

5. In spring birds fly to warmer countries because it becomes colder and colder in our region.

6. People do not like spring. When it comes people feel tired and weak.

VII. Translate into English

1. Миссипи - самая длинная река.

2. Какая самая длинная река в мире?

3. Держите лекарства в болeе холодном месте.

4. США больше Японии?

5. Вы старше, чем ваш однокурсник?

6. Кто самый высокий в вашей группе?

7. Мой голос ниже, чем ваш.

8. Этот врач более опытный.

9. .Я ложусь спать раньше, чем вы.

10. . Мы приходим домой позже, чем они.

11. Это самый замечательный день в моей жизни.

VIII. Translate into Russian

1. Your blood tests are better this month.

2. He is one of the best students at the course.

3. His health gets worse and worse every day.

4. My Physics test is the worst, I am afraid.

5. I have more classes this week.

6. Most students of our group get stipends.

7. My uncle has less free time than I do.

8. She has the least free time.

9. He lives farther than my sister does.

10. Who is that doctor in the farthest end of the corridor?

11. I do not need further discussion.

12. Where does your elder sister study?

13. Is it your eldest son?

14. Tell me the nearest way to the hospital.

15. Open your books at the next page.

16. We see Tom and Nick enter the room. The former is a first –year student, the latter is his fellow-student.

IX. Choose the right form

1. Is the station much (farther/further)?

2. You’ll find the explanation (farther/further) on.

3. Your record is (worse/worst) than mine.

4. It’s the (less/least) of two evils.

5. She always wears the (last/latest) fashion.

6. We have no (farther/further) information.

7. Nick skates (good/well).

8. His (last/latest) words were: “The end”.

9. She is the (oldest/eldest) member of the family.

10. My flat is (little/smaller) than yours.

11. I’ve got (less/lesser) patience than you.

12. He is much (older/elder) than his wife.

13. This is the (more/most) beautiful picture I’ve ever seen.

14. His English is (better/best) than mine.

15. She is (best/better) now.

16. It’s the (farthest/furthest) point west.

17. It’s the (oldest/eldest) building in the town.

18. He is my (elder/older) brother.

19. It is the (more/most) I can do.

X. Open the brackets

1. She is (bad) pupil in their class.

2. Where is (near) polyclinic?

3. He speaks English (good) than I do.

4. My brother is three years (old) than I am.

5. My group-mates work (much) at Latin than I do.

6. I have (little) English books than Russian ones.

7. Who lives (far), you or your sister?

XI. Answer the questions

1. What subject do you spend more time on?

2. What language do you know better?

3. Who is the worst singer in your group?

4. Where is the nearest laboratory?

5. Who is the eldest in your family?

6. Who is the best student in your group?

7. Which of your group-mates lives nearer to the University?

8. What is the farthest region in Gomel?

9. Do you always try to listen to the latest news?

10. Who comes later in your family: you or your parents?

XII. Translate into English

1. Вы моложе или старше вашего брата?

2. Она одна из наших лучших студенток.

3. .Я думаю, что его лекции лучше, чем ваши.

4. Мы тратим больше времени на Анатомию.

5. Почему у вас меньше свободного времени?

6. Ваша научная работа хуже, чем его?

7. Он мой самый старый и лучший друг.

8. Этот вопрос – самый важный для нас.

9. Сегодня холоднее, чем вчера.

10. Какая следующая остановка?






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