Short adjectives – comparatives and superlatives

Posted on Sep 13 2016 - 2:57am by Zdenda

In his latest video Fluency MC teaches comparatives and superlatives. He uses about forty different adjectives and raps them in the comparative and superlative form. The song is catchy and the grammar very important. Jason was kind enough to allow me to write some teaching materials to go with the song. In this post you will find the song, an infographic explaining the grammar, and a classroom activity.

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Fluency MC and I have already produced a lot of material together. For example, there are four posts on irregular verbs and two posts on collocations with HAVE. You can find a list of all the posts at the end of this text.

Students can get a free copy of the Fluency MC YouTube lyrics book and a free sample of his online course here: http://fluencymc.com/starter-course/ Teachers can get a free copy of the the first unit of his song and video activity book here: http://fluencymc.com/teacher-activity-book-and-media-pack/

Short Adjectives – song

Play the song at the beginning of the lesson. You could ask your students to write all the adjectives they hear. Students write only the basic forms.

Hand out the following worksheet and ask the students to check their answers. All the adjectives from the song are in the worksheet, in the order in which they are heard.

Adjectives Worksheet

Short adjectives – infographic

Explain that Jason uses only the short adjectives in his songs. These adjectives have just one syllable and thus the following rules apply:

Comparatives and superlatives pyramid by engames.eu

You can download the pdf file here:
Comparatives and superlatives – pdf file

Explain the rules, and then ask the students to take the list of adjectives they wrote during the song and write their comparative and superlative forms. Once they finish they can check their answers using the worksheet they received at the beginning of the lesson.

Superlatives and comparatives – video

Explain the meaning of the superlative and comparative forms. We use the comparative if we compare two things. If we compare three or more things and want to say which one comes at the top, we use the superlative.

Once the students understand the meaning, play the following video. In this video, students look at the pictures and then answer the questions.

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Posts with Fluency MC

  1. Irregular verbs 1
  2. Irregular verbs 2
  3. Irregular verbs 3
  4. Irregular verbs 4
  5. Collocations with HAVE 1
  6. Collocations with HAVE 2
  7. Phrasal verbs
  8. Phrases with GET 1
  9. Phrases with GET 2
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