Dec 16, 2016

UNIT 105 • Comparison (2)

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  • Use the words in brackets to complete the sentences. Use ‘much’, ‘a bit’ etc. + a comparative form. Use ‘than’ where necessary.
    • Her illness was we thought at first. (much / serious)
      This bag is too small. I need something (much / big)
      I’m afraid the problem is it seems. (much / complicated)
      You looked depressed this morning but you look now. (a bit / happy)
      I enjoyed our visit to the museum. It was I expected. (far / interesting)
      You’re driving too fast. Could you drive (a bit / slowly)
      It’s to learn a foreign language in the country where it is spoken. (a lot / easy)
      I thought she was younger than me but in fact she’s (slightly / old)

    • Complete the sentences using ‘any’, ‘no’ + a comparative. Use ‘than’ where necessary.
      • I’m fed up with waiting. I’m not waiting
        I’m sorry I’m a bit late but I couldn’t get here
        This shop isn’t expensive. The prices are anywhere else.
        I must stop for a rest. I can’t walk
        The traffic isn’t particularly bad today. It’s usual.

      • Complete the sentences using the structure in Section C (‘… and …’)
        • It’s becoming to find a job. (hard)
          That hole in your pullover is getting (big)
          My bags seemed to get as I carried them. (heavy)
          As I waited for my interview, I became (nervous)
          As the day went on, the weather got (bad)
          Travelling is becoming (expensive)
          Since she has been in Britain, her English has got (good)
          As the conversation went on, he became (talkative)

        • These sentences are like those in Section D. Use the word(s) in brackets (in the correct form) to complete the sentences.
          • I like warm weather.
            The warmer the weather, (feel)

            • I didn’t really like him when we first met.
              But the more I got to know him, (like)

              • If you’re in business, you want to make a profit.
                The more goods you sell, (profit)

                • It’s hard to concentrate when you’re tired.
                  The more tired you are, (hard)

                  • She had to wait a very long time.
                    The longer she waited, (impatient / become)

                  • Which is correct, ‘older’ or ‘elder’? Or both of them?
                    • My  . . . 
                      elder
                      brother is a pilot.
                      • older
                      • elder

                    • I’m surprised Diane is only 25. I thought she was  . . . 
                      older
                      .
                      • older
                      • elder

                    • Ann’s younger sister is still at school. Her  . . . 
                      elder
                      sister is a nurse.
                      • older
                      • elder

                    • Martin is  . . . 
                      older
                      than his brother.
                      • older
                      • elder

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