Episode 9. The most beautiful city
They have lunch and talk about differences.
STEVE So Anne, have you been to an Australian home before?
ANNE No, never. It's a beautiful home Sarah. So big! The rooms are much bigger than at home. There's more space here.
STEVE Do you live in a house?
MARK No Steve – she lives in an igloo.
ANNE Actually, no. We live in an apartment. Most people do. Singapore is much busier than Adelaide, and more crowded.
STEVE Yeah, and more exciting. It's so boring here.
SARAH It's quieter. Some people like that.
ANNE I don't think it's boring.
MARK Adelaide is a very beautiful city. It's a better place to live than anywhere else I've been.
SARAH But you haven't been anywhere. (to ANNE) Mark hates travelling. I love it.
MARK I just don't see the point of it.
ANNE What about you Steve? Do you like to travel?
STEVE Yes. Yeah, I've been to Kula Lumpur, and to Bali. Bali's great!
LOUISE I've been to the zoo!
They laugh. ANNE smiles
ANNE You're lucky. I haven't been to the zoo. I'd love to go to the zoo.
STEVE I'll take you!
There are raised eyebrows at the table.
1. Comparing Two Things
- 2. Liking / Not Likings - 3.
Would Like To
||1. COMPARING TWO
||Adjectives are words we use to
This is a small
The adjective is small. It describes the dog.
||When we are comparing two things we use a comparative
This is formed by adding er to the adjective.
dog is smaller than that one.
a beautiful home Sarah. So big! The rooms are much bigger
If an adjective ends in e, just add r.
large / larger
Your house is larger
Adjectives which end in a single consonant, double that
big / bigger; thin / thinner;
fat / fatter
Adjectives which end in y
y to an i before adding er.
busy / busier; lucky /
||For words with three or more syllables, and some words with
add more before the adjective.
/ more beautiful
more beautiful than her sister.
/ more crowded
more crowded than Melbourne.
Singapore is much busier than
and more crowded.
and more exciting. It's so boring here.
||Notice that we add the word than after the
when comparing two things.
more interesting than that one.
rooms are much bigger than at home.
||Two comparative adjectives are irregular. They are very common
good / better
Your exam results this year
bad / worse
are worse than yours.
is a very beautiful city. It's a better place
than anywhere else I've been.
||2. LIKING / NOT LIKING
||We use like and love to
You can say that you like something or somebody.
I like Josie.
||To say this more strongly, we can add very much
||Or to say it even more strongly, we can use love.
I love dogs.
I love Josie very
||We can also say that we like, or love
I love going to the beach.
||The opposite is not liking.
We say don't like.
don't like John.
To make this less blunt, we can use very much.
This is a very strong statement, and you need to be careful when
the word hate in case you offend someone.
I don't like
John very much.
To make a very strong statement we use hate.
I hate dogs.
||You can also use don't like and hate
I hate running.
hates travelling. I love it.
||3. WOULD LIKE TO
||You can use the expression would like (or love) to
to talk about things you want to do.
would like to go to Japan.
I would love to see an
||Usually we say and write I'd for I
I'd love to go
love to go to the zoo.
||The opposite is would not, which is shortened
I wouldn't like to
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