1ª Lista de Exercícios AFA Tio Laécio 1. Complete the sentences. Use the adjectives in the box in the COMPARATIVE. old difficult near beautiful big cheap long good a) Our house is ________________________________ theirs. b) I'm ________________________________ my brother. c) Tortoises live ________________________________ cats. d) Clothes in America are usually ________________________________ than in Britain. e) I think Louis Hamilton is ________________________________ Fernando Alonso. f) I think mathematics is ________________________________ English. g) Oxford is quite near to London but Liverpool is ________________________________. h) In my opinion, Britney Spears is ________________________________ her sister. 2. Complete the sentences with the COMPARATIVE form of the adjectives. Attention: equality is also a comparative. big heavy distant good small tall a) Nick plays football _________________________________ Josh. b) Luca is 1.72m tall. Norman is 1.75m tall. Luca is ________________________________ Norman. c) Marion lives _________________________________ Harold. d) Brazil is much _________________________________ Uruguay. e) The USA is _________________________________ as the United Kingdom. f) My cousin weighs 61 kg. His father weighs 61 kg. My cousin is _________________________________ as his father. 3. Fill in the correct form of the words in brackets (comparative or superlative). a) b) c) d) e) My house is _________________________________ (big) yours. This flower is _________________________________ (beautiful) that one. This is the _________________________________ (interesting) book I have ever read. Non-smokers usually live _________________________________ (long) smokers. Which is the _________________________________ (dangerous) animal in the world? f) A holiday by the sea is _________________________________ (good) a holiday in the mountains. g) It is strange but often a coke is _________________________________ (expensive) a beer. h) Who is the _________________________________ (rich) woman on earth? i) The weather this summer is even _________________________________ (bad) last summer. j) He was the _________________________________ (clever) thief of all. 4. Write a comparative sentence using the information and an adjective from the list. Make any necessary changes, leaving aout any unnecessary detail. a) The River Mackenzie, Canada: 4,240 km. The River Niger, Africa: 4,170 km. ___________________________________________________________________ b) Lake Victoria, Africa: 69,484 km2. Lake Michigan, North America: 57,757 km2. ___________________________________________________________________ c) Mont Blanc, France: 4,807 m. Mount Elbrus, Russia: 5,642 m. ___________________________________________________________________ d) The oldest rocks in Scotland: 3 billion years old. The oldest rocls in Canada: 4 billion years old. ___________________________________________________________________ 5. Complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first sentence, using the adjective in capital letters. a) The first question in the test was easier than the second one. DIFFICULT The second question in the test was ______________________________________. b) I think my sweets taste better than yours. TASTY I think my sweets ____________________________________________________. c) This chair isn´t as comfortable as the sofá. COMFORTABLE The sofá ___________________________________________________________. d) I think water refreshes me more than Milk does. REFRESHING I think water ________________________________________________________. 6. Complete thes sentence with the superlative form of the adjective in capitals. a) The __________________ whale ever caught weighed more than 171,000 kg. HEAVY b) The ____________________ whale recorded was over 33 m in length. LONG c) The cheetah is the ___________________ creature on Earth, and is capable of running at over 110 kph. FAST d) The sea wasp, which lives off the North coast of Australia, is the __________________________ creature in the sea. If it stings you, you have between 30 seconds and four minutes of life. POISONOUS 7. Complete the text with the most suitable form of the adjective in brackets. London is one of (large) ____________________ cities in the world. Its population is (low) ________________ than Tokyo or Shanghai, but it is one of (popular) __________________ tourist destination of all. London is probably (famous) _______________________ for its museums, galleries, palaces and other sights, but it also includes a (wide) __________________ range of people, cultures and religions than many other places. People used to say that it was (dirty) ____________________ city too, but it is now much (clean) ______________________ than it was. To the surprise of many people, it now has some of (good) ________________________ restaurants in Europe too. For some people, this makes London (exciting) ________________________ city in Europe. Unfortunately, London is definitely not (expensive) ____________________ city in Europe, though a Holiday in London is good value for Money, considering what there is to see and do there. 8. Complete the answers using the word or words in capitals. a) What happens when you heat water to 100º C? BOIL If you _____________________________________________________________. b) What happens when you heat a piece of metal? EXPANDS If you _____________________________________________________________. c) What happens when you freeze water? EXPANDS If you _____________________________________________________________. 9. Use the words to complete an If-sentence about solutions to environmental problems. a) everyone/ recycle paper/ companies/ not cut down so many trees. __________________________________________________________________. b) everyone/ recycle metal and glass/ we not waste valuable resources. __________________________________________________________________. c) everyone/ turn off unwanted lights/ save a lot of electricity. ________________________________________________________________. d) everyone/ walk or cycle/ not waste so much oil and petrol. ________________________________________________________________. 10. Complete the sentences using the verbs in brackets. a) If Alexander the Great (march) ____________________________ west instead of east, he (conquer) ___________________________ the whole Europe. b) If more Vikings (go) __________________________ to North America, the Vikings settlements (succeed) _______________________________. c) If Columbus (sail) ____________________________ east in 1492, he (reach) __________________________ China or Japan. d) If Charles Darwin (not take) _____________________________ a voyage to South America between 1831 and 1836, he (not write) ____________________________ his famous book The Origin of Species, which argued that living creature evolved over millions of years.