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Comparison with as...as

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We can show that two things are not equal using not + as + adjective + as When we use this structure, the first thing mentioned is 'less' than the second thing. The order of the things you are comparing is opposite to that used in comparisons with comparative adjectives. This one i...Read more


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Comparison with as...as - reference notes
Detailed set of illustrated notes (3 pages).
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Comparison with as...as - team quiz
Students in teams. (1) Teams read statements and mark as true / false. (2) Each teams A reads their statements to a team B. Team B must decide if true / false. etc etc * Hong Kong - related examples


Comparatives - as....as quiz 01
Multiple choice quiz. Say whether statements are true of false. Includes 'not nearly as....as'; 'nearly as...as' and 'not quite as....as'


Comparatives and superlatives quiz 2
Ten-question MC quiz including (more) [adjective] (er) than, superlative adjectives, modifiers far, much, by far and the not as [adjective] as form




Comparison with as...as...

Comparison with <i>as</i>...</i>as...</as>: picture
Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination: picture
Work clothing vocabulary.
News story in graded English about woman who was sent home for refusing to wear high-heeled shoes.
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Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps: picture
Three articles in graded English with lead-in and comprehension tasks.
Jigsaw reading for groups of three.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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