2-4. I’m better than you

Warm-up

Repeat after the tutor. 

  • I am wiser than you.
  • My friend is cooler than you.
  • He is taller than Michael Jordan.
  • This car is faster than lightning.
  • This formula is more complicated than that.
  • My job is more difficult than yours.
  • I am not fatter than Jake.
  • Are you heavier than this horse?
  • I she more selfish than you?
  • Am I taller than my friend?
  • I am stronger.
  • I am more beautiful.
  • I am cuter than you.
  • I am weaker than him.
  • I am smarter than them.

Notes

Here are some grammar tips. 

Vocabulary

Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Use the illustration above if needed.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
dynamic (ad) always active or changing
e.g. New York is a more dynamic city than Denver.  
lightning (n) the flashing of light followed by thunder during a storm
e.g. I’m more scared of the thunder than the lightning during a storm. 
complicate (v) to make (something) more difficult or less simple
e.g. Do you think this method is more complicated than the other? 
fast (v) quick motion, operation, or effect
e.g. What moves faster than my car? 
support (v) to agree with or approve of (someone or something)
e.g. I would rather have your support than someone else’s. 
slow (v) moving, flowing, or proceeding without speed or at less than usual speed
e.g. Are you driving slower than me? 
account for (phrasal verb) To explain, give a reason
e.g. I hope you can account for the time you were out! 

talent (n) a special ability that allows someone to do something well
e.g. I have no musical talent
average (n) a level that is typical of a group, class, or series
e.g. His work has been above the average.
assemble (v) to connect or put together the parts of (something, such as a toy or machine)
e.g. I can assemble this faster than you. 

Exercise

Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. I / stronger / am / .
    2. me / she / than / is / skinnier / .
    3. difficult / his / more / job / is / yours / than / .
    4. than / car / is / mine / slower / this / ?
    5. are / lazier / they / than / you / ?
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. I am beautifuler.
    2. I am more cute than you.
    3. He is the heavier than me.
    4. This bag is more expensive than me.
    5. Are you taller of your sister?
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. Name a few foods that are better than pizza. (use “better than”) 
    2. What are all the things that are better than being sick? (use “better than”) 
    3. What is more expensive than a car? Think of a few examples. (use “more expensive than”)
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. What talents do you have?
    3. What four things are most important in your life?

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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