1. Order the words to make sentences.
1) better / today / feeling / far / I’m
2) as / nowhere / Chinese / difficult / as / is / English / near
3) much / at chess / brother / am / better / I / than
4) than / even / this winter / colder / is / last winter
5) nothing / too much coffee / as / too much alcohol / as / for you / bad / like / is
1) I’m feeling far better today.
2) English is nowhere near as difficult as Chinese.
3) I am much better at chess than brother. / I am much better than brother at chess.
4) This winter is even colder than last winter.
5) Too much coffee is nothing like as bad for you as too much alcohol.
2. Complete the sentences with the comparative form of the adjectives and adverbs in brackets.
1) The __________ I work, the __________ I feel. (hard / tired)
2) The __________ you drive, the __________ you are to have an accident. (fast / likely)
3) The __________ you practise the piano, the __________ you’ll become. (often / good)
4) The __________ you work, the __________ mistakes you will make. (slow / few)
5) The __________ the weather, the __________ I feel. (cold / depressed)
1) harder, more tired 2) faster, more, likely 3) more often, better
4) slower, fewer 5) colder, more depressed
3. Complete the sentences with the double comparative form of the adjectives in brackets.
1) Summers in Britain seem to be getting __wetter and wetter__ . (wet)
2) Electricity and gas are becoming ________ (expensive)
3) school grades are getting ________ (good)
4) It’s getting __________ to find good babysitters. (hard)
5) Inner cities are becoming ________ (dangerous)
6) Galaxies in the universe are moving __________ apart from one another. (far)
2) more and more expensive 3) better and better
4) harder and harder 5) more and more dangerous
6) further / farther and further / farther
4. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence.
1) It’s hot today. It was the same yesterday.
It’s __no hotter today than it was yesterday____
2) I used to be argumentative. I’m less so now.
I’m less ________
3) People think I’m confident, but I’m not really.
4) I thought this exercise would be more difficult.
This exercise is ________
5) You said you’d arrive earlier.
You didn’t ________
2) argumentative (now) than I used to be
3) not as confident as people think (I am) / less confident than people think (I am)
4) easier than I thought it would be / less difficult than I thought it would be.
5) arrive as early as you said you would
5. Rewrite the sentences so that they have the same meaning. Use clauses with as.
1) maths result and physics result were terrible.
maths result was terrible, as was physics result.
2) brother and I both have a lot in common with dad.
3) Today is sunny and yesterday was too.
4) Harry and I would both like to study maths at university.
5) mum and dad are calm and reasonable most of the time.
6) Kate and Liam can both concentrate for long periods of time.
2) brother has a lot in common with dad, as do I.
3) It’s sunny today, as it was yesterday.
4) Harry would like to study maths at university, as would I.
5) mum is calm and reasonable most of the time, as is dad.
6) Kate can concentrate for long periods of time, as can Liams.
Complete the sentences with your own ideas.
1) _____, as is Harry.
2) _____, as must I.
3) _____, as do we all.
4) _____, as did Jake.