Saturday, 14 December 2013

Other ways to make comparisons



Other ways to make comparisons


·        We can use the same + ( noun) + as to say two people or thigs are the same: It's the same size as ours.
·        We can also use as + adjective + as to say two people or things are the same: It'll be as good as having a garden.
·        We can use similar to + noun to say two people or things are nearly the same: And it's very similar to this house.
·        We can use not as + adjective + as to say two people or things are not the same: It's not as as the others.
·        We can also use different from+ noun to say two people  or things are not the same: It was very different from anything else.



Other comparative and superlative exressions




by far the lowest
 compared with
- It has by far the lowest death rate in the world. Only 3.1 people per thousand die annually, compared with 11.2 in Britain.
even worseThe pollution 's even worse than in Mexico City.
little safer- Milan's a little safer but try not to breathe.
a lot moreStatistically, it's a lot more dangerous than Sao Paolo or New York.

much better- Live in Palm Beach, Florida, where you have a much better chance            of living to be over a 100- like the rest of the residents.



 as famous as
 a little more – Even if you can't be as famous as Marilyn Monroe or kurt Cobain, you can be a little more careful than they were.
half as many – Half as many red wine drinkers suffer from heart conditions as white wine and beer drinkers. Drinking all three is not an option!
one of the best – Smoke one cigarette a day. It won't do you much harm and, according to some doctors, it's one of the best ways of avoiding senility in old age.
significantly happier – Become a chocoholic. Chocolate isn't good for you, but it releases chemicals in the brain that make you significantly happier.
twice as likely – Crime figures show women are twice as likely to be killed by their parnter than anyone else.


Speaking part:


Use your own personal experiences to complete the follwing sentences. If necessary, use a dictionary to help you choose the right adjectives.
1.       The job I've got now is a lot.........................than my previous one. On the other hand, it's not quite as ................ .
2.     I found ................to be fairly............city, but I think...................is even...................... .
3.     To be honest, I don't really like...............music. I prefer something a bit........... .
4.     I'll never forget the view from .............. . It's even ............ than one from........... .
5.     I find............food fairly ...................., but it's not quite as...............as people think.
6.     I think the....................building I've ever seen must be............ .Either that or................., but in a different way.
7.     The people in ...............are some of the...................I've ever met-apart from the..............., who are even.................. .
8.     I drive a................these days. In terms of................... , it's the ................... car I've ever had, but it's not as .............as the..............I used to have.

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