LISTEN & REPEAT - BASIC ESL - LESSON 25
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• Comparative Adjectives
Adjectives describe nouns. Comparative adjectives are used to compare nouns. Comparative adjectives show that a noun has more of the quality of an adjective than another noun.
For most adjectives, the comparative form adds -er.
soft → softer
The cat's fur is softer than the dog's.
For adjectives that end in a silent -e, remove the -e and add -er.
nice → nicer
Dogs are nicer than cats.
For 1 syllable adjectives that ends in vowel + consonant, double the consonant and add -er.
big → bigger
Cows are bigger than sheep.
For adjectives that end in consonant + -y, change the -y to -i and add -er.
happy → happier
Your horses look happier than mine.
For adjectives with 2 or more syllables, except those ending in Y, use more + base adjective.
beautiful → more beautiful
Feathers are more beautiful than fur.
There are common adjectives that have irregular comparative forms.
bad → worse
Roosters are worse pets than cats.
Memorize the vocabulary from Lesson 25. The vocabulary from Lesson 25 is mostly related to animals (pets and farm animals).
• Do you have a pet? Have you been to a farm? What adjective (describing words) would you use to describe your pet? Do you know the comparative form for the adjective you selected?
Compare two people you know. Use the adjective QUIET. Use the adjective BEAUTIFUL.
Can you think of some adjectives not used in this lesson? Do you know their comparative forms?
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WHAT IS BASIC ESL?
• ENGLISH language LESSONS for BEGINNERS
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• Improve LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING + WRITING
• Learn by EXAMPLES, improve through EXERCISES
Our lessons introduce English to beginners through example. The vocabulary and grammar examples in the lesson videos come from our workbooks. We do not focus on grammar explanations using difficult language. We build simple examples around the lesson grammar to show beginners clear correct English. Basic ESL gives students a chance to practice the lessons through writing exercises. The workbooks provide lots of exercises for students to practice the lesson vocabulary and grammar.
• LISTEN and REPEAT, practice PRONUNCIATION
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The BASIC 45 lesson videos include English vocabulary and grammar examples for beginners. The videos have an easy steady pace. Learners listen to a native English speaker while reading the examples. The videos are designed so students can practice their pronunciation by repeating examples many times.
• BASIC 45 lessons in 3 workbooks
• BEGIN with Workbook 1 - Lesson 1
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Writing, reading and listening exercises for Lessons 1-45 are found in Basic ESL Workbooks 1, 2 and 3. Exercises give students the opportunity to improve and correct their English skills. Each lesson builds on the lessons before. The BASIC 45 lessons provide a foundation for students to feel confident about their English.