This week we sparked our conversation using the comparative and superlative form as well as modifiers. If you want to check your understanding of this grammar point, I recommend doing a diagnostic quiz (scroll down for intermediate-advanced).
To practice your listening skills, learners have a variety of options. Listen to an Ello listening exercise about cultural comparison or one about comparing parents. There is also a Real English video about the use of comparatives.
For original version, try watching a video about some of the weirdest world records (the dog with the longest tongue, anyone?). For something a little longer, try a segment of TAL about students growing up nearby but with very different lives: Three Miles.
Learners can try an easy reading comprehension exercise, The Circus. Or try some superlative reading from BNE: Russia Says its Biggest Threat is NATO, or Children in U.S. Safest for Two Decades.
For original version reading, peruse the Guiness World Record website, or Time's 100 Most Influential People.
So, it's time to get down to some writing. Take your pick, comparative or superlative (or both if you are feeling ambitious!). You could compare two people, places, or things. BE DESCRIPTIVE!
Or tell me about the best, biggest, worst, lowest, craziest experiences you've had.