Unidad didáctica 5: Comparisons Tarea 1

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Unidad didáctica 5: Comparisons Tarea 1.

A continuación se te ofrecen una serie de ejercicios para que refuerces los conocimientos adquiridos. Para su realización es necesario el estudio y la revisión de los contenidos de la unidad didáctica y, además, si así lo deseas, podrás reforzar estos contenidos con el manejo de cualquier manual de gramática de nivel intermedio o entrando en las páginas web que se te aconsejan a lo largo de la unidad didáctica.

Completa las actividades siguientes:

  • Puedes descargarte el documento adjunto y completarlo, escribiendo tus respuestas en los campos sombreados de “Write your answer”.

  • Guarda el documento y envíalo al tutor o tutora para su corrección.

Contenidos a tratar:

  • Adjectives.

1. Elige la opción adecuada para completar estas oraciones:

a) … are going to travel to Paris next month.

a) That children

b) Those child

c) Those children

b) We knew Martina but we didn’t know … husband.

a) his

b) her

c) its

c) That man …

a) feels nice.

b) seems nice.

c) gets nice.

d) The new song by Shakira …

a) sounds very good.

b) tastes very good.

c) feels very good.

e) … are very good at cooking pasta.

a) Italians

b) The Italian

c) The Italians


f) I want you to read … this afternoon.

a) these tale

b) this tales

c) these tales

g) They met Brenda and … father by the sea.

a) his

b) her

c) its

h) … are good at learning languages.

a) Russian.

b) Russians.

c) The Russians.

i) When I was walking down the river, I saw …

a) three bottles reds.

b) three reds bottles.

c) three red bottles.

j) … spend their holidays in the most expensive places.

a) The rich

b) The riches

c) Riches

2. Escribe preguntas para estas respuestas; se pregunta por lo que está en negrita:

a) My swimming pool is 3 metres wide.

b) My sister is 1.70 m.

c) The length of this building is thirty metres.

d) We live very far away from here.

e) Helen has lots of homework to do, she’s very busy.

f) The river in that part is four metres deep.

g) The motorway is thirty metres wide.

h) The tower is about twenty metres high.

i) My pool is three metres deep.

j) That basketball player is 2.16 m.


Contenidos a tratar:

  • Another y other.

3. Elige la opción adecuada para completar estas oraciones:

a) Last year my mother bought me a computer but now she needs …

a) the another computer.

b) other computer.

c) another computer.

b) “Let’s spend here …”

a) other three days.

b) another three days.

c) three another days.

c) Mark went to London with …

a) another teachers.

b) other teachers.

c) other teacher.

d) My husband has just bought …

a) another Spanish guitars.

b) other Spanish guitar.

c) other Spanish guitars.

e) I did the ironing …

a) the another day.

b) the other day.

c) other day.

f) We made the singer sing …

a) other song.

b) another song.

c) the another song.

g) I need … for my basketball team.

a) another three players

b) three another players

c) other three players

h) “Would you like to take a look at …?”

a) other letters

b) another letters

c) other letter

i) My wife wants to buy … because the one we’ve got is very old.

a) another washing machine

b) other washing machine

c) another washing machines

j) Alice likes some touristy destinations, Mark likes …

a) anothers.

b) others.

c) other.


Contenidos a tratar:

  • Comparative adjectives.

4. Elige la opción adecuada para completar cada oración:

a) The trip to India is … the trip to Belgium.

a) a bit more dangerous than

b) a bit more dangerous that

c) a bit dangerouser than

b) My sister is … my brother.

a) more creative that

b) more creative than

c) creativer than

c) Mr Smith was … his wife.

a) more happy than

b) happyer than

c) happier than

d) This girl is … her mother.

a) more slim than

b) slimmer than

c) slimer than
e) I eat … you do.

a) more than

b) mucher than

c) more that

f) London is … Manchester.

a) more crowded that

b) more crowded than

c) crowdeder than

g) The … the restaurant, the … the service.

a) expensiver … better

b) more expensive … gooder

c) more expensive … better

h) Alice has always been … her sister.

a) more talkative than

b) more talkative that

c) more talkativer than

i) My village is … yours.

a) less noisier than

b) less noisy than

c) less noisy that

j) Pam swims … me.

a) worse than

b) badder than

c) worse that


5. Completa estas oraciones con el comparativo de los adjetivos entre paréntesis:

a) Playing football is … (easy) than playing chess.

b) Sam is … (strong) than Patrick.

c) This exercise is … (difficult) than that one.

d) My car is … (good) than yours.

e) Marta is … (thin) than Louise.

f) Your pullover is … (expensive) than mine.

g) My niece is … (nice) than your daughter.

h) The book is … (interesting) than the film.

i) My country is … (sunny) than hers.

j) Tom’s essay is … (bad) than mine.


Contenidos a tratar:

  • Superlative adjectives.

6. Elige la opción adecuada para completar cada oración:

a) This is …

a) the tallest tower in the town.

b) the tallest tower of the town.

c) tallest tower in the town.

b) Your story is …

a) the sadest I’ve ever heard

b) the saddest I’ve ever heard

c) the most sad I’ve ever heard

c) I bought …

a) most expensive ring in the shop.

b) the most expensive ring of the shop.

c) the most expensive ring in the shop.

d) Madonna is …

a) the most famous singer of the USA.

b) the most famous singer in the USA.

c) most famous singer in the USA.

e) This is …

a) easiest exercise in the exam.

b) the easiest exercise of the exam.

c) the easiest exercise in the exam.

f) “Oh, I can’t stop laughing, it’s … “

a) the funnyiest story I’ve ever heard.

b) the funniest story I’ve ever heard.

c) the most funny story I’ve ever heard.

g) I think that today is …

a) the most relaxing day in the whole month.

b) most relaxing day of the whole month.

c) the most relaxing day of the whole month.

h) Córdoba is …

a) the hotest city in Spain.

b) the hottest city in Spain.

c) the hottest city of Spain.

i) That river is …

a) the longest in Africa.

b) the longest of Africa.

c) the longgest in Africa.

j) The problem of the road safety is …

a) the difficultest I’ve ever dealt with.

b) most difficult I’ve ever dealt with.

c) the most difficult I’ve ever dealt with.


7. Completa estas oraciones con el superlativo de los adjetivos entre paréntesis:

a) That was … (happy) day of my life.

b) Kevin is … (slim) boy in the class.

c) Madrid is … (large) city in Spain.

d) His computer is … (good) in the school.

e) Mark is … (intelligent) person I’ve ever met.

f) Brighton is … (sunny) city in England.

g) Chinese is … (difficult) language in the world.

h) Paul is … (tall) player in the team.

i) That is … (beautiful) story I’ve ever heard.

j) He’s … (nice) teacher in the school.


Contenidos a tratar:

  • Comparativo de igualdad.

8. Elige la opción adecuada para completar cada oración:

a) His son isn’t … him.

a) as clever as

b) as clever so

c) as clever than

b) Today is … yesterday.

a) so sunny as

b) as sunnier as

c) as sunny as

c) I study German in … your daughter.

a) the same school than

b) the same school like

c) the same school as

d) I don’t have … I had last year.

a) as many problems as

b) as much problems as

c) as many problems than

e) It’s very difficult to know someone … you.

a) as good as

b) so good as

c) as better as
f) You don’t have … me.

a) as much work than

b) as many work as

c) as much work as

g) This basketball match isn’t … the tennis match I saw yesterday.

a) as exciting as

b) as much exciting as

c) as exciting than

h) I arrived at … your uncle Tony.

a) the same time than

b) the same time as

c) the same time like

i) This shirt isn’t … that pullover.

a) so wet as

b) as wet so

c) as wet than

j) There wasn’t … in my house.

a) as much noise than

b) as many noise as

c) as much noise as


Contenidos a tratar:

  • Review of comparative sentences.

9. Completa estas oraciones con la forma adecuada del comparativo o superlativo:

a) Learning Japanese is much … (difficult) … learning Italian.

b) Marlon wasn’t as … (good) at drawingSteve.

c) This is … (dirty) room … the house.

d) You work in the same office … my sister.

e) An orange juice is … (expensive) … a black coffee.

f) Pau is … (tall) player … the team.

g) Russia is … (big) … Germany.

h) There isn’t a person that is as … (influential) … Mr Norris in the company.

i) Sam is … (clever) … Thomas.

j) I arrived at the same time … my boss.

10. Rescribe las oraciones empezando por las palabras dadas y de tal manera que signifique lo mismo que las oraciones dadas:

a) There isn’t a better car in the garage than this Ferrari.

      - This Ferrari …

b) A year ago he wasn’t as happy as he is now.

      - Now he is …

c) This road is wider than the path.

      - The path is …

d) He isn’t as tall as his father.

      - His father is …

e) We live in this street. They also live in this street.

      - They live in the …

f) I have never seen a prettier city in Europe than Prague.

      - Prague is …

g) This restaurant is trendier than that one.

      - That restaurant is …

h) There wasn’t a more successful book that year.

      - It was …

i) This river is deeper than the swimming pool.

      - The swimming pool is …

j) My new car doesn’t use as much petrol as my old one.
      - My old car uses …

11. Corrige las siguientes oraciones:

a) Running is not as healthier as swimming.

b) Danny lives in the same block of flats like his sister.

c) This album is more slow than the other one.

d) Gina is the thinest girl of her family.

e) A BMW isn’t as more expensive as a Mercedes.

f) Mr Morgan is the baddest writer of Scotland.

g) Italy isn’t as big than Germany.

h) Sam is interestinger that his brother.

i) This is the joke funniest I ever have heard.

j) We eat as many as you.


Contenidos a tratar:

  • Too / enough.

12. Elige la opción adecuada para completar cada oración:

a) Those shoes are … for Sheila.

a) too small

b) small too

c) enough small

b) There are not … to start the meeting.

a) members enough

b) enough members

c) too enough members

c) This exercise is …

a) too difficult to do for John.

b) difficult too for John to do.

c) too difficult for John to do.

d) The mountain was …

a) small enough for the climbers.

b) enough small for the climbers.

c) for the climbers small enough.

e) It’s not easy to travel to that island because …

a) there are not enough flights.

b) there are not flights enough.

c) there are not too enough flights.

f) They say that German people are …

a) enough reserved.

b) too reserved.

c) too enough reserved.

g) I was …

a) enough tired to play the game.

b) tired too to play the game.

c) too tired to play the game.

h) There were … for the teacher to correct.

a) too much tests

b) too many tests

c) too enough tests

i) Some people say that …

a) she’s too much lazy.

b) she’s enough lazy.

c) she’s too lazy.

j) It was not …

a) early enough to me to go to the supermarket.

b) enough early for me to go to the supermarket.

c) early enough for me to go to the supermarket.


13. Elige la opción adecuada que signifique lo mismo que la/s oración/es dada/s:

a) Steve is too short to play for the basketball team.

a) Steve is not tall enough to play for the basketball team.

b) Steve is not enough tall to play for the basketball team.

c) Steve is not tall enough for play for the basketball team.

b) I’m not rich enough to buy a Mercedes car.

a) I’m poor too to buy a Mercedes car.

b) I’m too poor to buy a Mercedes car.

c) I’m too poor for buy a Mercedes car.

c) My wife is too shy to speak in public.

a) My wife isn’t confident enough for speak in public.

b) My wife isn’t enough confident to speak in public.

c) My wife isn’t confident enough to speak in public.

d) We didn’t arrive early enough to see the beginning of the film.

a) We arrived too late to see the beginning of the film.

b) We arrived late too to see the beginning of the film.

c) We arrived enough late to see the beginning of the film.

e) It’s been too cold to go running.

a) It hasn’t been hot enough to go running.

b) It has been hot enough to go running.

c) It hasn’t been enough hot to go running.

f) The box was too heavy, so Martin couldn’t carry it.

a) The box was too heavy to Martin to carry.

b) The box was heavy too for Martin to carry.

c) The box was too heavy for Martin to carry.

g) He didn’t run fast enough, so he couldn’t win the race. a) He ran slowly too to win the race.

b) He ran too slowly to win the race.

c) He ran enough slowly to win the race.

h) It was too dark, so we couldn’t see the wolf.

a) It was light enough for us to see the wolf.

b) It wasn’t enough light for us to see the wolf.

c) It wasn’t light enough for us to see the wolf.

i) I haven’t got money, I can’t buy the house.

a) I haven’t got money enough to buy the house.

b) I haven’t got enough money to buy the house.

c) I haven’t got too money to buy the house.

j) She was too stressed, so she didn’t enjoy the wedding.

a) She wasn’t relaxed enough to enjoy the wedding.

b) She wasn’t enough relaxed to enjoy the wedding.

c) She was relaxed enough to enjoy the wedding.

14. Rescribe las oraciones con too / enough empezando por las palabras dadas en cursiva y de tal manera que signifique lo mismo que la/s oración/es dada/s:

a) Sarah felt too immature to start a relationship with John.

      - Sarah didn’t feel …
b) You are not old enough to drive a moped.

      - You are …

c) The sofa was too heavy for them to take to the living-room.

      - The sofa was not …

d) They are not relaxed enough to take an exam.

      - They are …

e) Marlon is too unpleasant to be the manager.

      - Marlon isn’t …

f) The road is not dry enough for you to drive fast.

      - The road is …

g) We get up too late to go to the river when it’s not hot.

      - We don’t get up …

h) The car was very expensive. He didn’t buy it.

      - The car was too …

i) That ant is too small. You don’t see it without a microscope.

      - That ant is not …

j) The book was not exciting enough. I didn’t read it.

      - The book was …

Contenidos a tratar:

  • Prepositions.

15. Elige la preposición adecuada:

a) It is very cold on / in winter.

b) The twins were born on / in June 20th.

c) They are arriving in / on Spain tomorrow.

d) He went in / into the room and saw his friends.

e) She won her first tournament in / at the age of 23.

f) We don’t mind going out in / at night.

g) “Where is Marlon?” “Marlon is under / at the bed.”

h) I was in the Spanish team for / at two years.

i) Chris and Nicholas want to be home for / until half past seven.

j) Charles sits among / between Max and Stella.


16. Elige la opción correcta para completar las siguientes oraciones:

a) “How old is Sheila?” “She is … thirty years old”.

a) behind

b) across

c) about

b) We usually play tennis … Sunday mornings.

a) on

b) in

c) at

c) I’ve worked in Manchester … seven years.

a) in

b) for

c) along

d) She’s arriving … the bus station in thirty minutes.

a) on

b) in

c) at

e) Our teacher goes to work … foot.

a) by

b) on

c) in

f) My girlfriend works … the third floor of that building.

a) on

b) in

c) at

g) Carla sits … Tom, Kate and Victoria.

a) along

b) among

c) between.

h) I leave home early … the mornings.

a) in

b) at

c) on

i) He stayed in bed … half past one to eight o’clock.

a) at

b) until

c) from

j) He’s worked in London … 2001.

a) since

b) from

c) around

17. Completa las oraciones con la preposición correcta:

a) He will study ... seven ... nine o’clock.

b) My sister will go to London ... Easter or ... Christmas.

c) I think that they can go ... and ... with a ladder.

d) We live … 35 Norris Street.

e) They’ll be … home next week.

f) He was born … May.

g) The pencil is … the box.

h) She’s arriving … the station … half past five.

i) “Where is your teacher …?” “Canada.”

j) We are working … the end of this street this month.


18. Corrige las siguientes oraciones:

a) My credit card was under of the bed.

b) “Where does your husband from come?”

c) Mr Jones was born in May 5th.

d) They’ll be with us since half past two to four o’clock.

e) “Where are Alan and Brenda?” “They’re in home.”

f) The police station is near of the hospital.

g) Sheena lives in the first floor of an old block of flats.

h) I work above of my brothers.

i) “How old is your grandfather?” “He’s eighty about years old.”

j) We have to go at school at seven thirty.


Contenidos a tratar:

  • Formación de palabras: Agent nouns.

  • Contenidos léxicos-áreas temáticas: Profesiones y servicios públicos.

  • Profesiones y vocabulario relacionado con profesiones.

  • Servicios públicos.

19. Completa estos agent nouns con estos sufijos haciendo los cambios en el spelling que sean necesarios:

ant / ian / er / ant / or / ian / ist / or / er / ist


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20. Traduce estas oraciones:

a) Mi hermano es electricista.

b) Ellos van a despedir a mucha gente.

c) Hay un puesto vacante en ese restaurante.

d) Él trabaja en el cuerpo de bomberos.

e) Estamos muy preocupados por el paro.

f) Los guías turísticos de mi ciudad van a trabajar horas extra.

g) El hermano de mi padre es empresario.

h) El Ayuntamiento no abre los domingos.


21. Corrige los significados de estas palabras:

a) Does “cook” mean “mecánico”?

No, it means …     

b) Does “be promoted” mean “ser autónomo”?

No, it means …     

c) Does “vacancy” mean “sueldo”?

No, it means …     

d) Does “salesperson” mean “electricista”?

No, it means …     

e) Does “work overtime” mean “trabajar en turnos”?

No, it means …     

f) Does “staff” mean “paro”?

No, it means …     

g) Does “lawyer” mean “ingeniero”?

No, it means …     

h) Does “ask for reference” mean “solicitar un trabajo”?

No, it means …     

i) Does “employee” mean “empresario”?

No, it means …     

j) Does “postal service” mean “urbanismo”?

No, it means …     

22. Completa estas oraciones con las siguientes palabras. Tienes que usar todas las palabras:

employment / or / cheff / shifts / ist / employed / curriculum vitae / promoted

a) Mark’s son would like to be a journal …

b) He is the … of a very famous restaurant.

c) I hope to be … next year and earn more money.

d) The … bureau is full of people in the mornings.

e) If you are self- … you are your own boss.

f) My uncle Tim is very clever and a great invent…

g) They work in … in that factory: from eight to four, from four to twelve and from twelve to eight.

h) I’m going to send the … to that school because I’d like to work there.


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