Comparative and Superlative activities

A work in progress. I will be using this page to collect together tried and tested activities for practising comparatives and superlatives. Comparative pairs Put students into pairs and task them with finding out enough information to make five comparisons between them. For example: Sheila is taller than me My bag is bigger than Sheila’s […]

Single question surveys

Single question surveys work well with lower level classes. Each student is armed with only one question which they have to ask each of the other students in turn. One advantage of this method is that you can give weaker students an easier question and stronger students more complex ones. Give each student their question, for […]

Comparative adjectives and superlatives with Venn diagrams and dice

This is a fun way to practise comparative adjectives and superlatives using Venn diagrams. Introducing and sorting adjectives In the first part of this activity, adjectives are sorted into one of two areas on a Venn diagram. If they could apply to both areas they are placed into the overlapping middle area. See the examples […]