Comparative conversation questions
Here is a printable discussion worksheet with questions that use comparative adjectives. It is useful for practising both comparative structures and general speaking. You may also want to check out the superlative conversation questions.
Here are some tips on how to use this worksheet –
- To start the activity there are 4 sets of pictures for students to compare. Using the first two pictures of a plane and a kite, try to elicit sentences like these from your class – A plane is faster than a kite. A plane is more expensive than a kite. And so on. If need be, get your class to brainstorm comparative adjectives first and compile a list on the board for them to use as a reference.
- The comparative conversation questions themselves are fairly straightforward. Most of them have a follow-up question but don’t be afraid to add more. The deeper the conversation the better it is for speaking practice.
- Once students have completed discussing all the questions, get them to circle all the comparatives on the worksheets to help reinforce this vocabulary. They have been highlighted in the text below for reference.
The comparative conversation questions are –
Do your parents get up earlier than you? What time do they get up?
Which do you find easier, maths or art?
Do you think you could run faster than a chicken?
Which animal do you think is scarier, a snake or a spider?
Are you shorter or taller than your father? How tall are you?
Is today’s weather windier than yesterday? Can you describe the weather today?
Is your English better than your friends? How long have you been learning?
Do you think people are happier than they were 100 years ago? Why or why not?
What kinds of things did you like to do when you were younger?
Do you think you will be wealthier in 10 years? Why do you think so?
Which is tastier a hamburger or pizza? What’s your favourite food?
Is surfing more dangerous than skiing? What kinds of things can happen?
Do you think that vegetarians are healthier than people who eat meat?
Is your hometown colder than where you live now? How are they different?
Would you like to be fatter or thinner? What is your ideal weight?
Which room is cleaner, your bedroom or your kitchen?
Are bananas more expensive than tomatoes where you live?
Which animal do you think is cuter, a kitten or a puppy?
Is family more important to you than friends?
What animal is slower than a snail? What animal is uglier than a crocodile?
How could you make your life more exciting than it is now?
What do you do to feel warmer when you are cold?
Is your hometown becoming busier? Is it safer than it was 5 years ago?
Which is juicier, a pineapple or an orange? Which is sweeter, a mango or a melon?
Which is likelier, to be struck by lightning or to win the lottery?