Travelling | English Grammar Exercise (Simple Past Verbs and Comparatives)

We at Scrambled Eggs love to travel. Our teachers come from the USA and the UK and we live in Italy. In our spare time (when it will be possible again) we love to travel in Italy and abroad. It is always fantastic to see different places and meet the local people, try the local food, and enjoy finding out about new places. A quick look at Instagram will tell you that we are not the only ones!

But one side of travel that people do not often talk about is the journey itself! Is it better to take the train or the bus? Did you pack your suitcase well? How did you buy your tickets? This is just as important because without the journey we would not be able to visit these fantastic places.

So, we kindly invite you to try our quiz below to think about travelling and test your use of past verbs and comparatives… Enjoy!

Travelling | Simple Past and Comparatives Quiz

Choose the correct words to fill the gaps.

A Trip to the San Siro | English Grammar Exercise (Comparatives)

We can use comparatives to compare our experiences to previous ones and much more! One key example of this is in sport, when we often have two different teams or players playing against each other. Therefore, it helps to use comparatives to explain how one was different to the other.

Read about Ryan’s experience at the San Siro below and then try our quiz to test your understanding!

Last week I went to the San Siro for the first time. It was a fantastic experience. I went to see my favourite team, Milan, play against Juventus.  I took the metro because it is a lot faster than walking or taking the bus. It was only my second ever football match, so I didn’t really know what to wear. I asked a friend and she said it was better to wear casual clothes, like trainers, jeans and a hoodie. I took her advice and I wore all of those things and also I wore my Milan cap! It was a lot colder than the last time I went to a match, so I did the right thing not to wear shorts and t-shirt!

The match itself was fantastic. Milan were stronger than Juve in attack but the opposition were more organised in defence. We have more agile and more determined players in general and we worked harder than they did. In the end we won 2-1 and it was the most wonderful feeling when we scored. Ibrahimovic scored the best goal I have ever seen! Many people say Paolo Maldini is the greatest player to play for Milan but I think Ibrahimovic is as great as him. He has the most confident attitude in the world for a footballer.

A Trip to the San Siro | Comparatives Quiz

Fill in the gap with the correct word



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Comparing Cities | English Grammar Exercise (Comparatives)

Everyone loves travelling and visiting different world cities. The different food, history and architecture is always fantastic to see. It is also very common for people to compare cities. It is useful to compare cities in regards to the quality of life, the transport, the nightlife and many more aspects!

Here are some of Daniele’s thoughts about the different cities he has been to. Read the text and then try the exercise below…

“In the past, I lived in Paris and New York and I must say, New York is a very friendly place. Instead, I found Paris to be a bit unfriendly. Originally I come from Milan and my girlfriend is from Padova. It’s a small Italian city whereas Milan is one of the biggest. I have travelled to both London and Tokyo and they are both enormous! I’ve also visited America and in Houston, the air is difficult to breathe, there’s so much pollution! In Boston the air is very clean. One of my favourite small cities is York in England, it’s so old and nice. Instead my favourite large city is Beijing, it’s very new and exciting. I have friends that live in Rome and Naples and everyone tells me they are both very fun cities!”

Read the text more times if you need to. Then try the exercise below!

City Life | Comparatives Quiz

Fill in the blank with the correct word or words. Use the story above to help you.