English Grammar Exercises for A2 – Comparison

1. Complete the table with the comparative forms.

Adjective

Comparative

Short adjectives

tall

1

large

2

hot

3

early

4

Long adjectives

powerful

5

spectacular

6

Irregular adjectives

good

7

bad

8

far

9

Quantifiers

few

10

much / many

11

little

12

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1 taller 2 larger  3 hotter  4 earlier

5 more powerful 6 more spectacular 7 better

8 worse 9 further 10 fewer  11 more  12 less

2. Complete the fact file. Use the comparative form of the words in brackets.

FACT FILE: COMETS AND ASTEROIDS

●   Comets are made of ice and pieces of rock. Asteroids are made of rock and metal, and are 1 _____. (heavy).

●   Most comets are much 2 _____. (big) than most asteroids.

●   You can find asteroids 3 _____. (close) to the sun than comets. If comets get too close to the sun, they melt. So you can only find comets much 4 _____. (far) from the sun, where it is 5 _____. (cold) and ice doesn’t melt.

●   Comets are 6 _____. (bright) than asteroids because they have long, white tails.

●   Comets are 7 _____. (rate) than asteroids. There are hundreds of millions of asteroids in our solar system, but far 8 _____. (few) comets – only about 4,000. For this reason, asteroids are 9 _____. (dangerous), as one of them is 10 _____. (likely) to hit the Earth.

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1 heavier 2 bigger  3 closer  4 further 5 colder

6 brighter 7 rarer 8 fewer 9 more dangerous

10 more likely

3. Compare the weather in the two cities. Write sentences with as ___ as and not as ___ as.

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1   Edinburgh isn’t as sunny as London. (sunny)

2   _____ (warm)

3   _____ (cloudy)

4   _____ (bright)

5   _____ (wet)

6   _____ (windy)

7   _____ (dry)

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2 London is as warm as Edinburgh.

London isn’t as cloudy as Edinburgh.

4 Edinburgh isn’t as bright as London.

5 London isn’t as wet as Edinburgh.

6 London is as windy as Edinburgh.

7 Edinburgh isn’t as dry as London.

4. Complete the sentences with as, more, much or than.

1 Mist isn’t as thick ________. fog.

2 The weather today is ________. wetter ________. yesterday.

3 ‘Is a hurricane ________. powerful than a thunderstorm?’ ‘Yes, it’s ________. stronger.’

4 The moon isn’t ________. bright ________. the sun.

5 Are hurricanes more dangerous ________. tornadoes?

6 ‘I think maths is much ________. interesting ________. geography.’

     ‘Do you? I don’t think it’s ________. interesting as geography, but it’s ________. more useful.’

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1 as  2 much, than  3 more, much  4 as, as

5 than 6 more, than, as, much

5. Write comparative sentences and questions.

New York / cold / Los Angeles.

New York is colder than Los Angeles.

The Atlantic Ocean / stor / the Mediterranean

________

Hawaii / as beautiful / Tahiti

________

Manchester / not as big / London

________

earthquakes / as dangerous / mudslides?

________

hailstorms / frequent / tornadoes

     ________

7   Rome / hot / Cairo?

________

8   storms / not as scary / hurricanes

________

9   hailstones / big / snowflakes?

________

10 London / not as sunny / Madrid

     ________

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2 The Atlantic ocean is stormier than the Mediterranean.

3 Hawaii is as beautiful as Tahiti.

4 Manchester isn’t as big as London.

5 Are earthquakes as dangerous as mudslides?

6 Hailstorms are more frequent than tornadoes.

7 Is Warsaw as hot as Lublin?

8 Storms aren’t as scary as hurricanes.

9 Are hailstones bigger than snowflakes?

10 London isn’t as sunny as Madrid.