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  1. Lesson 1| A million questions
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  2. Lesson 2 | Tell me all about them!
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    3 Cuestionarios
  3. Lesson 3 | Writing an Article
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    1 Cuestionario
  4. Lesson 4 | I wasn’t ready when it happened
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    4 Cuestionarios
  5. Lesson 5 | Storyteller
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  6. Lesson 6 | Future Tenses
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  7. Lesson 7 | This season is going to be very interesting
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    3 Cuestionarios
  8. Lesson 8 | I haven’t seen that in years!
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  9. Lesson 9 | Cinema session
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  10. Lesson 10 | Anything you like
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  11. Lesson 11 | Nothing compares...
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  12. Lesson 12 | World city survey
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  13. Lesson 13 | SKILLS
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  14. Lesson 14 | BBC News
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Lección 11, Tema 3
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Lesson 11 – Step 3 – (grammar point or function)

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Goal

In level 4 lesson 6, you learned about comparatives. Today you are going to dig a little bit deeper into them.

You can watch the video or go straight to the written explanation. You decide! Once you’ve finished, you can move to step 4.


Language Discovery

Look at the words in blue in the text in step 1. What do they have in common?

  •  They are comparative adjectives

Look at the words in green in the text in step 1. What do they have in common?

  •  They are comparative adverbs

General notions

Remember the structure of comparatives?

 subject + be + comparative adjective + than + object

If you go back to lesson 6 step 4, you can study the difference between short and long comparative adjectives. 

Today we will concentrate on another distinction: the difference between comparative adjectives and comparative adverbs.

Adjectives

An adjective describes a person ,place, or a thing

  • The horse is quick

To compare two people, places or things we use:

  1. comparative adjectives (quicker, more expensive, more intelligent)
  • this place is better than the last one
  1. less + adjective (less quick,less expensive, less intelligent)
  • our old neighbours were less distant than the new ones
  1. (not) as + adjective + as. (not as quick as, as expensive as, as intelligent as)
  • it’s not as simple as that

Adverbs

An adverb describes an action

  • The horse runs quickly

To compare two actions we use:

  1. comparative adverbs (more quickly, more intelligently)
  • the neighbours certainly treated us more kindly
  1. less + adverb (less quickly,less intelligently)
  • the neighbours  certainly treated us less coldly!
  1. (not) as + adverb + as. (not as quickly as, as intelligently as)
  • they don’t talk to us as warmly as the others

Conclusión

Ready? Terrific! Let’s move on to step 3 to practise what you’ve learnt in this step.