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COMPARATIFS et SUPERLATIFS - Page 1


(Liens vérifiés le 01/09/2016)

 

Comparatifs :  

Comparatifs de supériorité


Cartoons Lessons
Exercises to print Pictures / Posters
Facts Proverbs and Idioms
Interactive exercises Songs
Interactive games Videos
Lesson plans


Comparatifs d'égalité


Cartoons Interactive games
Comparatives of similar degree in songs Lesson plans
Examples Poems
Exercises to print Proverbs and Idioms
Interactive exercises Songs

Cartoons - Interactive exercises
Superlatifs :
Cartoons Listening
Exercises to print Proverbs
Interactive exercises Resources
Interactive games Songs
Jokes Videos
Lesson plans Webquests
Lessons  

Comparatifs et Superlatifs :
Cartoons Interactive games
Comparatives and Superlatives Lesson plans
Exercises to print Presentation
Interactive exercises Useful sites for using superlatives and comparatives



 

 


SUPERLATIFS

Cartoons Listening
Exercises to print Proverbs
Interactive exercises Resources
Interactive games Songs
Jokes Videos
Lesson plans Webquests
Lessons  

 

 

Resources :

  • The Many Uses of “Best”
    "Besides its use as a simple adjective meaning, “of the highest excellence, excelling all others in quality,”
    the word best serves as other parts of speech and occurs in many English idioms."

    (dailywritingtips.com)

  • World's oldest person dies at 115
    "A Portuguese woman who held the title of oldest living person for just five weeks has died at the age of 115"...
    She "never "fell ill, nor took any medication". ..
    "She started working in agriculture at the age of 12 and never went to school. She could not read or write."

    (BBC)

 

  • World Almanac - Quickly find facts and figures for over 190 countries :
    Richest / Most Populous / Largest / Cleanest / Most Expensive / Most Polluted...
    (aneki.com)
  • Graphically compare nations (505 stats) :
    Fastest Growing - Richest - Most Militaristic - Most Populous - Most Generous - Most Taxed - Most In Debt - Poorest - Longest Living - Largest - Youngest - Most Square-eyed - Most Murderous - Most Educated... (nationmaster)
  • Rankings (permet un travail sur les superlatifs et comparatifs)
    "Which country has the smallest land mass? Which has the youngest population? Which has the lowest infant mortality rate? Our rankings pages rank countries and territories by more than 50 geographic, demographic, economic and military criteria." (geographyiq)
  • World Records (pour un travail sur les superlatifs) - (extremescience.com)

 

  • Superlatifs - US records and extremes (enchantedlearning)

 

Lessons :

 

Listening :

  • Amazing Animals Make the World Records Book - Text + Audio + Video - 20 September 2015
    "Guinness World Records tell us who is the best, fastest, biggest, most or smallest in the world.
    Recently, the publishers announced the new record holders for 2016. Meet the amazing animals who entered the records books this year.
    They include a tortoise, a dog, and a steer with huge horns."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Family Characters
    Ruth discusses the personalities in her family.
    - with SUPERLATIVES

    + AUDIO
    (elllo.org)
  • Superlatives in context
    "Listen to the little sound files and match the superlatives you hear with what you read."
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid

 

 

INTERACTIVE exercises :

 

  • Fossett sets solo flight record. (language-lab.org) - avec ou sans script
    Practice mode : Keywords - Media - Exercises
    Test mode : Quiz
    Tools : Translator - Encyclopedia - Grammar

 

Exercises TO PRINT :

  • superlatives
    This worksheet includes two activities in which pupils practise the superlative form of different adjectives.
    The worksheet also provides plenty of speaking practice.
    Pupils are asked to give their opinion on records in the class such as who is the sportiest ?
    The second topic is more about show business. The activities assume a basic knowledge of the superlative form.

    Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)
  • Amazing Animal Extremes
    "World records for the biggest, weirdest, and most bizarre animals" -
    Utilisation de nombreux superlatifs
    (enchantedlearning)

 

Lesson plans :

 

 

  • Midnight in Paris, To Rome with Love & The Smurfs: Superlatives with Nouns - a lesson
    "These three movies show three famous  cities -  Paris, Rome and New York. I used these scenes to compare cities, using nouns.
    I love Woody Allen - especially Midnight in Paris. I simply had to use these opening scenes. They are lovely."

    (moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

 

  • World' s largest building opens in China (July 3, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "China is building up a large collection of the biggest things in the world. The latest addition is the world' s largest building."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

 

Webquests :

  • Guinness World Records - a webquest
    (envoyé par Stéphane Juvancic qui a retravaillé complètement le travail qui existait déjà, car les liens étaient morts)

 

 

 

Idioms and Proverbs :

  • Random I Am by Millencolin :
    "the first step is the hardest step to take"

    (sing365.com)
  • Just Another Day by Lloyd Banks :
    "she ain't the sharpest knife in the drawer"

 

INTERACTIVE games :

  • British records. (Superlative Practice)
    1. "Look at the video and try to remember what you read. 
    2. Practise with the games.
    3. Try to do the same about a town, an area or a country you know well.
    Use "photopeach", it's easy and fun!"

    Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

 

Songs :

  • We love sport, a song by Sylvain Kustyan
    "Un hymne pour l'équipe de sport du collège. Avec cette chanson écrite par Sylvain Kustyan, vous pourrez associer l'enseignement de l'anglais et du sport. Une manière de travailler l'interdisciplinarité. 
    This song written by Sylvain Kustyan can be used as a sport anthem for any sports team."

    (YouTube)
    + LYRICS :
    "The players are ready for tonight
    The players are ready for the fight
    And we'll be the best for the fight tonight
    And we're gonna win the match tonight
    We're the best
    We're the fastest
    We're the strongest
    We're the brightest...

    (mousepotato.over-blog.com)

 

  • The Nicest Thing by Kate Nash. - animation with the lyrics
    + the LYRICS
    "You're the nicest thing I've seen.
    I wish that we could give it a go...
    I wish I was your favorite girl...
     I wish you'd hold my hand when I was upset"

    (sing365.com)

 

  • Strange love - Little Annie (Levi's Commercial)
    "you're the strangest love I've ever known"
  • Genki Hip Hop Quiz:
    "If you had a million dollars"

    1) Listen to the song.
    2) Click the correct words.
    3) Count your score.
    (genkienglish.net)

 

  • English is cuh-ray-zee by Pete Seeger :
    "English is the most widely spoken language in the history of the planet."
  • Genius in France by Weird Al Malkovic :
    "I'm not the brightest crayon in the box
    Everyone says I'm dumber than a bag of rocks...
    I may not be the sharpest hunk of cheese...
    A few peas short of a casserole...
    I'm not the brightest bulb..
    I'm dumber than a box of hair...
    I'm a taco short of a combo plate "
  • Hit the Road Jack by Ray Charles :
    "You're the meanest old woman that I've ever seen."

  • Just Another Day by Lloyd Banks :
    "she ain't the sharpest knife in the drawer"
  • Lonely Day by System of a Down :
    "Such a lonely day
    And it s mine
    The most loneliest day of my life"
  • Random I Am by Millencolin :
    "the first step is the hardest step to take"

    (sing365.com)
  • You to me are everything by Real Thing :
    "The sweetest song that I can sing...
    So now you've got the best of me"

    (azlyrics.com)

 

Cartoons :

 

 

Cartoon: The Least Embarassing Candidate
"This cartoon by Clay Bennett from the 
Chattanooga Times Free Press
 is a comment
on the result of the  Iowa caucuses, which
kicked off the Republican presidential primaries.
The contest was won by Mitt Romney ..."

+ LANGUAGE + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

 

 

 

Laziest dog I've ever had!
(2.bp.blogspot.com)

 

 

Jokes :

  • An ideal homework excuse
    "Teacher: Where is your homework?
    Pupil: I lost it fighting this kid who said you weren't the best teacher in the school."
    (jokes4teachers.com)

 

Videos :

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

COMPARATIFS et SUPERLATIFS :

Cartoons Lesson plans
Comparatives and Superlatives Presentation
Interactive exercises Useful sites for using superlatives and comparatives
Interactive games  

(voir également Comparatifs - Superlatifs)

 

Presentation :

 


INTERACTIVE exercises :

  • Scotland - a Scavenger Hunt
    "Watch the video about Scotland and enjoy the music. "
    Les phrases sont axées sur les comparatifs et superlatifs.
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid

 

  • Fossett sets solo flight record. (language-lab.org) - avec ou sans script
    Practice mode : Keywords - Media - Exercises
    Test mode : Quiz
    Tools : Translator - Encyclopedia - Grammar
  • Comparing things (6)
    "Fill in the gaps with COMPARATIVE or SUPERLATIVE forms according to the context."
    (+ 2ème page )
    (michel.barbot)

 

  • North Vs South - (absolutenglish-972)
    "Take a look at the picture -
    Identify : - the type of document - the main characters - the main subject.
    Compare the characters, then the situation.
    Do the exercises on the comparative and superlative forms."

 

INTERACTIVE games :

 

Lesson plans :

 

Cartoons :

 

 

Sites permettant un travail sur les superlatifs et comparatifs :

  • World’s Oldest Person Turns 117, Eats 2 Uncooked Eggs a Day - Text + Audio - 1 December 2016
    "The oldest living person in the world, Italian Emma Morano, celebrated her 117th birthday on Tuesday. Friends, neighbors and her doctor held a party for her. Morano says one of her secrets to living long is eating two uncooked eggs every day."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • What is the Biggest Building on Earth? - with pictures
    (mentalfloss.com)

  • Most tricks by a cat in one minute - Meet the Record Breakers
    "Didga the Australian skateboarding cat and her owner Robert performed a total of 20 tricks in one minute to earn themselves a place in the Guinness World Records 2017 book. Didga, who was adopted from a cat shelter, can even take on the challenge of a real skateboarding park.
    The tricks include:
    1. Sit
    2. Give left paw
    3. High-five
    4. Give right paw
    5. Wave
    6. Sit-up
    7. Lay down
    8. Go onto one-side
    9. Roll-over
    10. Back to sit
    11. Stand
    12. Shuffle right
    13. Shuffle left
    14. Spin 360
    15. Come (walk to me)
    16. Stop
    17. Step on the coin
    18. Jump into hands
    19. Go from hand, down to knee, then onto the skateboard
    20. While the board is moving, jump over the bar and land back onto the board, a.k.a. "hippy-jump"

    (YouTube)

 

  • The Most Extreme Cities in the World
    "The locations on this map represent the rudest, hottest, coldest, most congested and most expensive on the planet.
    Surprisingly, this list also includes some of the world's most beloved destinations. Scroll through to find out which cities boast these bad characteristics. The one that made the list three times might (or might not) surprise you! "

    (about.com)

  • Where Are the World's Tallest and Shortest People? - Text + Audio - 4 August 2016
    "A new study shows that Dutch men and Latvian women are the tallest on the planet.
    The shortest men are from in East Timor and the shortest women are in Guatemala, according to the study's rankings."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Mapped: The world's most obese countries - interactive - 17 June 2016
    + The 20 most obese places in the world
    + The 20 least obese countries in the world

    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

  • Guinness World Records Jigsaw Viewing Activity
    "The latest edition of the Guinness World Records annual was published recently, and it's always a good source of material for a lesson on superlatives and measurements..."

    + Transcript here
    (englishblog.com)

 

 

 

 

  • Koji Ueno "celebrates behind the 485.1-kilogram pumpkin he grew, after it was declared Japan's heaviest in a national competition, on Shodoshima Island, Kagawa Prefecture, on Sept. 22, 2013."
    (japanbullet.com)


 

 

  • Nepalese man becomes officially the shortest in the world
    "A 72-year-old Nepalese man has become the world's shortest man as well as the shortest person ever recorded...
    Guinness World Records official Craig Glenday and a doctor measured Chandra Bahadur Dangi to confirm his height of 54.6 cm (21.5 inches)..."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

  • Travelwise: What is the safest mode of travel?
    "It’s often said that driving in a car is more dangerous than flying in a plane, yet when an aeroplane crashes or a ship sinks,
    the nonstop media coverage that follows makes that claim hard to believe."

    (BBC)
  • Saudi Arabia Begins Construction of World’s Tallest Building – The Kingdom Tower
    "1,000 meters, or 3,280 feet. That’s two-thirds of a mile...
    It features a Four Seasons hotel, Four Seasons serviced apartments, luxury condominiums, top class office space and the world’s highest observatory... The total cost for the tower is approximately $1.2 billion...
    One of the tower’s investors, Al Maimam, explains in Forbes, “We intend Kingdom Tower to become both an economic engine and a proud symbol of the Kingdom’s economic and cultural stature in the world community. We envision Kingdom Tower as a new iconic marker of Jeddah’s historic importance as the traditional gateway to the holy city of Mecca.” "

    (singularityhub.com)

 

 

  • Record setters
    "Collected here are a group of superlatives, recent photos of world records and record attempts around the world. (31 photos total)"

    (boston.com)



    PHOTO 7 : "Physical challenged people participate in purportedly the world's
    largest finger painting, a 100 feet by 140 feet canvas, to mark International
    Day of Persons with Disabilities in Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009.
    More than 200 physically challenged people participated in the event
    for a bid to enter the Guinness Book of World Records." 

     

     

  • Diagram of the Principal High Buildings of the old world, 1884
    (upload.wikimedia.org)

 

  • Dubai City Tower (blog.luxuryproperty.com)


  • World's shortest man shuns limelight
    "He Pingping, the world's shortest man, tells the BBC he prefers running a restaurant to craving fame.
    The 22-year-old ... is just 73cm tall - making him officially the shortest man who is able to walk. "

    (BBC)

  • The world's tallest man
    - who also has the largest hands and feet - has been revealed by Guinness World Records for the first time.

    (BBC)

  • Heaviest man eyes slimming record
    "Losing 185kg (29 stones) in body weight might seem like an extreme way to get into the record books."
    (BBC)

 

  • Moscow tops list of pricey cities
    "Moscow has topped the league of most expensive cities for expatriates to live in for the third year running."
    + Cost of living index
    - most expensive / cheapest
    (BBC)

 

 

  • The largest pool in the world - Located in Algarrobo, Chile




    "Yesterday the Guinness Book of Records named the vast pool beside the sea in Chile as the biggest in the world."
    (dailymail.co.uk)

 

 

  • Tutoriel Powerpoint / Impress : Greenpeace et l'environnement
    "Ce diaporama s'insère dans le travail sur l'Unité 2 de 'Move Up' 3ème LV1, Nathan, sur le thème de l'environnement...
    Ce vocabulaire est travaillé avec les expressions suivantes :
    - 'There is/are less and less/fewer and fewer ...
    - It's time to stop/start + Ving'...
    Dans la 2ème partie l'association Greenpeace est présentée et le vocabulaire précédent est retravaillé avec l'expression 'Greenpeace campaigns to' ...
    Pour terminer cette séquence les élèves doivent créer une "leaflet" publicitaire pour Greenpeace..."

    (Dominique Le Ray - domisweb.free.fr)

 

 

  • Tall buildings (utilisation des comparatifs et superlatifs) - (moma.org)




  • Rankings
    "Which country has the smallest land mass?
    Which has the youngest population?
    Which has the lowest infant mortality rate?
    Our rankings pages rank countries and territories by more than 50 geographic, demographic, economic and military criteria." (geographyiq)
  • Graphically compare nations (505 stats) :
    Fastest Growing - Richest - Most Militaristic - Most Populous - Most Generous - Most Taxed - Most In Debt -
    Poorest - Longest Living - Largest - Youngest - Most Square-eyed - Most Murderous - Most Educated... (nationmaster)
  • Find your Best Place to Live - (bestplaces.net)
    "Our powerful new tool lets you describe your ideal place to live.
    Then our expert system compares your preferences with our database of hundreds of cities,
    and presents you with rankings for your further investigation."



  • Compare cities (bestplaces.net)
    " Our City Comparison feature uses a two-step process to let you choose from 3,000 U.S. cities.
    First choose the states, then the cities.
    Next, you´ll be presented with a side-by-side comparison of nearly 100 categories."



  • Carte du monde interactive : Human Numbers Through Time - (PBS)
    "Examine the startling population growth over the past two millennia,
    and see what's coming in the next 50 years."


  • It's a Wonderful World! - "How much do you know about this planet of ours?
    Test your knowledge with our fun quiz..." (interactive)
    - utilisation de superlatifs (2 pages)
    (englishbanana.com)