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Good ... better ... THE BEST ideas to teach the comparative and the superlative 馃榾

Updated: May 3, 2019


I promised to share my ideas for teaching the comparative and the superlative so here I am 馃榿 Let's get straight into it:

Activity 1

The first thing we did was ... A SONG 馃幎馃幍馃幎 Yes, I am recently obsessed with introducing new songs. Yes, they're all from Kid's Box by Cambridge University Press 馃槄 This time, to introduce the comparative form of the adjective we learnt this:


Don't you just love this one. So much passion in the chorus 馃槀 #kidsboxsongsarefanatic

Activity 2

We practised creating sentences with comparative adjectives in a pair work activity using flash cards. I made a set of 20 cards for each pair of students. They were taking turns testing each other: one side of the flashcard had a name of two animals and an adjective; the other side had the correct sentence.


I laminated one set of the cards (I made this one prettier 馃槄) and left it for them on the English shelve to practise during study time.

DOWNLOAD the no-frame set

Activity 3

Once everyone knew what the deal is, more or less, with comparing adjectives the time came to introduce the spelling rules. Instead of just telling them what these are I gave them an activity in which they discovered the rules by themselves 馃榿


I told them to colour in the same letters in each pair one colour, and the letters that are different another colour. Then I asked them to divide all the pairs into four groups of three based on the rules they could now see. And they did see them! Some of them were commenting while colouring that they see what's happening. It was music to my ears 馃槉

DOWNLOAD spelling rules activity