Superlatives Exercise

You might know how to compare things in English, but do you know the superlative equivalents?

Superlatives are used when describing extremes. For example, you may think pizza is good, but is it the best food ever?

Most adjectives in their superlative form take the ending -est, for example:
Adjective – Big
Comparative – Bigger
Superlative – Biggest

This rule is followed for most single syllable words (small, quick, slow, clean, high, loud etc.).

The only exception to this rule is when the verb ends in -y. In this case, we change the -y to an -i, and then we add -est. For example:
Adjective – Angry
Comparative – Angrier
Superlative – Angriest

Other examples of these adjectives include bossy, cloudy, dirty, funny, hungry, scary etc.

However, if the adjective has 3 or more syllables, we don’t use -est. Instead, we add ‘the most’ in front. For example:
Adjective – Beautiful
Comparative – More Beautiful
Superlative – Most Beautiful

Other adjectives that take this form are wonderful, powerful, incredible, fantastic etc.

There are also some adjectives which only have 2 syllables which also take ‘the most’. For example:
The most famous
The most stupid
The most upset

Lastly, there are the irregular adjectives. These include:

Good – The best
Bad – The worst
Old – The eldest
Little – Least
Many – Most
Far – The furthest

Here are some examples using each type of superlative…

-I went to the best rated restaurant in Milan yesterday, but the food was the worst.

-The Beatles are one of the most famous bands in the world, but I don’t like their music!

-I think Italy is the most beautiful city in the world, and they have the most incredible food.

-My friends stayed in the dirtiest hotel last weekend. They won’t be returning.

-You don’t need to be the richest person in the world, as long as you are happy!

So now you know the rules, have a go at the quiz and test your knowledge!

Superlatives Exercise

Use the superlative form of the adjectives in brackets.

 

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Learn English with the News – Apple Starts Production on Electric Cars

There is no denying that the general trend in the automotive industry is gravitating towards electric vehicles. And now, with the announcement of tech giant Apple, it looks like the competition just got a little bit bigger. How will this company’s involvement change the landscape of the automotive industry? Only time will tell.

Watch the video and then do the accompanying English language exercises.

The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored.

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

Adapted from this article.

Apple Starts Production on Electric Cars | Fill in the Blank

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Apple Starts Production on Electric Cars | Definition match

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Apple Starts Production on Electric Cars | True or False

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Full text:

“Tech giant Apple, creators of the famous iPhone, have announced that they are working on electric car technology which should be ready by 2024. The cars would be available to the general public, and will be competing with brands such as Tesla.

For years, the iPhone manufacturer has been rumoured to be working on a self-driving car program known as Project Titan, but it has never been officially recognised by the company.

Now, Apple has made big steps in this project to finally plan to create a vehicle for customers, according to a study by Reuters – even though this could be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This particular vehicle will be different from other self-driving cars made by other manufacturers, such as Google’s Waymo, because it will not only be self-driving, it will also have the option to be used as a normal car.

Sources from Reuters have said that Apple has developed a new kind of battery which would massively reduce the cost of electric car batteries and increase the distance the cars can travel.

The venture does not come without problems, however. It could be difficult to make money in the car industry, as it took Tesla 17 years before they started making a profit. This is due to the fact that you must make and sell a lot of cars before even making back your original investment.

Whether Apple will assemble the vehicle itself or use production partners is not clear, and the company could also simply concentrate on creating an AI driving device that could be used with vehicles from another company.” 

Subject Pronouns VS Object pronouns – English Grammar Exercise

Avete voglia di migliorare il vostro inglese? I pronomi soggetto e oggetto possono risultare confusionari per chi si approccia all’inglese per la prima volta.
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Subject Pronouns | Object Pronouns
(before the verbs)  | (after the verb/a preposition)

I work in an office.         —>   He calls me every day.
You are funny.                —>   I like you a lot.
He lives in a house.        —>  Give it to him after class.
She has two daughters. —>  I see her every day.
It is a nice car.                —>  Do you like it or not?
We speak English.         —>  Can you take us with you?
You are often late.        —>   Can I visit you this summer?
They don’t watch TV.    —>  Speak to them. They’re nice.

I pronomi soggetto (Subject Pronouns) si utilizzano, come in italiano, come soggetto di un verbo e lo precedono.
I pronomi oggetto (Object Pronouns), invece, vengono utilizzati come oggetto del verbo e lo seguono.

Per ripassare questo semplice argomento di grammatica, abbiamo preparato un piccolo esercizio per voi!
Non vi resta che osservare attentamente gli esempi che abbiamo inserito qui sopra e poi completare l’esercizio sotto.

Subject Pronouns VS Object Pronouns | Fill in the Blank

Fill in the blanks with the correct pronouns.

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