Упражнение 1. Напишите следующие прилагательные и наречия в сравнительной и превосходной степенях.
sharp, small, young, fast, dear, bitter, often, deep, long, narrow, cheap, few, fine, nice, polite, big, hot, thin, wet, sad, red, busy, easy, dirty, dry, merry, shy, sly, grey, famous, beautiful, interesting, comfortable, optimistic, hopeful, good, bad, much, far, many, little, old, late, widely, expensive, completely, dearly, bitterly, deeply, simply, lately, well.
Упражнение 2. Составьте предложения с использованием сравнительной степени по образцу.
Example: You are tall (your brother) - Your brother is taller than you are.
1. Basketball is popular in our country. (football) 2. That dress is pretty. (this dress) 3. My room is warm. (your room) 4. Your essay is good. (Michael essay) 5. Her coat is warm. (my coat) 6. Nick is busy. (Mary) 7. This film is interesting, (that film) 8. The bed is convenient to sleep on. (the sofa) 9. Folk songs are popular. (pop songs) 10. Water-skating is exciting. (surfing).
Упражнение 3. Откройте скобки, употребив нужную форму прилагательного.
1. February is (short) month of the year. 2. The 22nd of June is (long) day of the year. 3. Sugar is (expensive) than salt. 4. My knowledge in English is (bad) than yours. 5. London is (large) city of England. 6. His plan is (practical) of all. 7. The Neva is (wide) and (deep) than the Moskva river. 8. This is Sam Wilson, one of our (good) artists. 9. Things went from bad to (bad). 10.1 live (far) from the University than you.
Упражнение 4. Заполните пропуски союзами “as ...as”, “so ...as”.
1. Paper clips are ... useful ... drawing pins. 2. My daughter’s school-report is not... good ... my son’s. 3. Paul is ... academically inclined ... Ann. 4. He is not... old ... he looks. 5. Her hair was ... grey ... her mother’s. 6. The weather was not... bad yesterday ... it is today. 7. This problem is ... difficult... that one. 8. Ann is not... pretty ... her friend. 8. That situation is ... awkward ... the previous time we had the debate. 9. This wallpaper is not ... colourful ...as the one we saw the other day. 10. Siberia has ... many mineral resources ... the Urals region.
Упражнение 5. Переведите предложения на русский язык.
1. The warmer the weather, the better I feel. 2. The earlier we leave, the sooner we’ll arrive. 3. The more expensive the hotel, the better the service. 4. The more electricity you use, the higher your bill will be. 5. It’s always good to be in command of languages. The better your knowledge of English is, the wider opportunities are open to you.