Monday, 27 January 2014

Speakout Advanced p 119. Comparative Structures. Key Word Transformations








Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first one, using the word given.

1. Our technology was far less advanced than theirs.
CONSIDERABLY
Their technology ___________________________________________ than ours.

2. You're nowhere as good as we are at football!
WAY
We're ___________________________________________________ at football!

3. Her brother is decidedly more obstinate than she is.
NOTHING
She's ___________________________________________ her brother.

4. I'm a good deal better at chess than she is.
NEAR
She's ___________________________________________ me at chess.

5. He's just as clever as you.
BIT
You ___________________________________________ him.

6. The old version of that phone is much worse than the new one.
MILES
The new version ___________________________________________ one.

7. House prices are constantly decreasing.
LOWER
House prices ___________________________________________ .

8. The number of unemployed people in Spain has gradually gone up.

MORE
There ___________________________________________ in Spain


9. Playing computer games like Wii sports can help us lose weight easily.

MORE
The more _________________________________________________to lose weight.

10. As you get older, you progressively lose flexibility.
LESS
As you get older, you become ___________________________________________.



More practice on rephrasig comparatives here:




KEY

1. Our technology was far less advanced than theirs.
CONSIDERABLY
Their technology was considerably more advanced than ours.

 


2. You're nowhere as good as we are at football!
WAY
We're way better than you at football!

 


3. Her brother is decidedly more obstinate than she is.
NOTHING
She's nothing like as obstinate as her brother.

 


4. I'm a good deal better at chess than she is.
NEAR
She's nowhere near as good as me at chess.

 


5. He's just as clever as you.
BIT
You are every bit as clever as him.

 


6. The old version of that phone is much worse than the new one.
MILES
The new version of the phone is miles better than the old one.

 


7. House prices are constantly decreasing.
LOWER
House prices are getting lower and lower.




8. The number of unemployed people in Spain has gradually gone up.
MORE 

There are more and more unemployed people in Spain.










9. Playing computer games like Wii sports can help us lose weight easily.
 
MORE
 
The more computer games like Wii sports we play, the easier it is to lose weight.

 



10. As you get older, you  progressively lose flexibility.
 
LESS
As you get older, you become less and less flexible.


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