Comparative & Superlative Adjectives: Z-Men Superheroes (English / ESL Video)

Comparative & Superlative Adjectives: Z-Men Superheroes (English / ESL Video)


Synopsis of English / ESL Video

Don’t miss the exciting first episode of the superhero comic Z-Men! Teach comparative and superlative adjectives to elementary level learners.


Title of English / ESL Video

Z-Men

Target English Grammar

Comparative and superlative adjectives.
Irregular adjectives.

Student Proficiency Level

Elementary level grammar

Suggested Courses

General English

Instructions

– Play the video in class after delivering a warm-up activity first.
– Pause the video whenever the narrator asks students a question to give students time to answer. For example, after elicitations and concept checking questions (CCQs).

Summary of English Grammar: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Approximate chronological order:

Introduction of superheroes:

– Zack: One-syllable and some two-syllable adjectives.
– Stronger than a lion. He is the strongest man in the universe.
– Bullet Boy: One-syllable and some two-syllable adjectives.
– Faster than a bullet. He is the fastest boy in the world.
– Lava Girl: One- or two-syllable adjectives ending with a vowel and a consonant.
– Hotter than the sun. She is the hottest girl in our galaxy.
– Xena: one- or two-syllable adjectives ending with a vowel and a consonant.
 – Deadlier than any weapon. Her eyes are the deadliest weapon ever.
– School: One- or two-syllable adjectives ending with “e”.
– Fighting bad guys is simpler than going to school.
– Dr. Bad Guy!: Other two-syllable and more than two syllable adjectives. Also, irregular adjectives.
– More dangerous than anyone. He is the most dangerous scientist on the planet.

Grammar: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Comparative Adjectives:

– comparative adjective + than: To compare two people or things.
– Example: Zack is stronger than a lion.

Superlative Adjectives:

– the + superlative adjective: To say which is the most ________ in a group.
– Example: Zack is the strongest man in the universe.

Changing one-syllable and some two-syllable adjectives:

– Comparatives: +er
– Example: strong – stronger
– Superlatives: +est
– Example: strong – the strongest

Changing one- or two-syllable adjectives ending with “e”:

– Comparatives: +r
– Example: simple – simpler
– Superlatives +st
– Example: simple – the simplest

Vowels and Consonants:

– Alphabet = vowels + consonants
– Vowels = a, e, i, o, u.
– Consonants = b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, w, x, y, z.

Changing one- or two-syllable adjectives ending with a vowel and a consonant:

– Comparatives: x2 consonant, +er.
– Example: hot – hotter
– Superlatives: x2 consonant, +est.
– Example: hot – the hottest

Changing one- or two-syllable adjectives ending with a consonant + “y”:

– Comparatives: -y, +ier.
– Example: deadly – deadlier
– Superlative: -y, +iest.
– Example: deadly – the deadliest

Changing other two-syllable and more than two-syllable adjectives:

– Comparatives: more + adjective
– Example: dangerous – more dangerous
– Superlatives: most + adjective
– Example: dangerous – the most dangerous

Irregular Adjectives:

– Comparative: bad – worse
– Superlative: bad – worst

Concept Checking Questions (CCQs)


*** English / ESL Video: No Music Version ***

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