It has been a long time since John has been to Spain.
The longest period he had ever stayed there before was just one week.
This was the most modern hotel he had ever stayed in and perhaps the least expensive.
It was easy to see why Spain was the most popular holiday destination in the world.
It was after all one of the warmest, safest and cheapest holidays available.
Spanish is one of the easiest languages to learn.
They went to their room and got changed into their swimming costumes.
They go outside. Have you ever seen a bigger swimming pool? It’s the biggest one I have ever seen.
I didn’t feel well a week ago but now I feel better.
It is hard to believe that only three hours ago we were in rainy England.
To think I used to drive to Europe. Air travel is so much faster than driving a car.
It is certainly the fastest way to travel.
It is cheaper because not only you do not pay for fuel and tolls but also you don’t pay for hotels.
Look at our hotel. Have you ever seen a bigger one?
It’s not only the biggest but it is also the most luxurious that we have ever stayed in.
- to be a long time
- the longest
- the period
- to have ever stayed
- just one week.
- the most modern hotel
- to stay in
- the least expensive.
- It was easy to see why
- the most popular
- holiday destination
- in the world.
- after all one
- the warmest
- the easiest
- to get changed into
- swimming costumes.
- to go outside.
- a bigger swimming pool
- the biggest one
- I have ever seen.
- to feel well
- a week ago
- to feel better.
- hard to believe
- only three hours ago
- To think that
- I used to drive
- to Europe
- Air travel
- to be so much faster than
- driving a car.
- It is certainly
- the fastest way to travel.
- It is cheaper
- have you ever seen
- a bigger one
- the biggest
- the most luxurious
Superlatives and comparatives
Adjectives are used to describe a noun.
Simple form of adjectives: interesting, funny, dark…
There are other forms: 3 forms of comparatives and 2 forms of superlatives.
Comparatives are used to compare two nouns.
Superlatives are used to compare one noun versus all nouns.
as as = comparatives of equality. We compare 2 similar or equal elements:
as interesting as
as funny as
as dark as
as long as
as happy as
as good as
as bad as
as far as
less than = comparatives of inferiority. We compare 2 elements one of which is of inferior quality:
less complicated than
less sunny than
less tired than
less long than
less happy than
less good than
less bad than
less far than
more than = comparatives of superiority. We compare 2 elements one of which is of superior quality. One is superior to the other in a certain way:
more beautiful than
more complicated than
more interesting than
This rule is for adjectives of 3 syllables or more. The following rule is for short adjectives:
Both are sometimes used:
it is more quiet than
it is quieter than
it is more simple than
it is simpler than
good > better
bad > worse
far > farther = further
the least = inferiority
the most = superiority
for adjectives of 2 syllables or more
the most charming
the least charming
the most expensive
the least expensive
the most compelling
the least compelling
for adjectives of 1 or 2 syllables
the farthest / the furthest
It is less stronger (WRONG) > It is less strong.
It is much more easy (WRONG) > It is much easier. It is easy
This is the worse (WRONG) > It is the worst
It is more funnier (WRONG) > It is funnier.
It is easier that (WRONG) > It is easier than…
It is as good like (WRONG). > It is as good as…
Questions and answers
Questions and Answers
Have you been away for long?
Yes, it’s the longest time I can remember.
Your’e not the tallest person I know.
Am I the shortest?
Which of the two is bigger?
This one is the biggest.
Do you find it warm today?
I do, it’s easily the warmest day so far.
Do you feel weaker or stronger today?
Much stronger, in fact, it’s the strongest that I have felt.
What is the most popular holiday destination in the world?
I would take a guess and say Spain.
Would you say that this was the cleanest town there is?
Well, it is not the dirtiest.
What is the highest mountain in Europe?
It’s Mont Blanc in the French Alpes.
Am I fatter than my brothers?
Yes, you are the fattest in the family.
Which car is faster?
The red one is faster than the white one.
https://youtu.be/OPeVqdCN79wHi, let’s discover some consonant sounds together. wer, keep your lips round and forward: wer, water, one, wolves, what, weight, between, square. Let’s repeat wer, keep your lips round and forward: wer, water, one, wolves, what, weight, between, square.
Now test time, how would you pronounce these words?
The answer is; language, quiet, which. That’s it for today see you soon.
Exercises Lesson 60