Superlatives (Basic/ Interm.)
octubre 22, 2008 por Micaella
1) Look at these adjectives. Write the superlative form.
2) Read the texts in pairs. Use the superlatives above to complete these texts.
_____________ GAME OF OPERATION
At an event held by the British Association of Urological Surgeons, Isa Isaa completed a game of Operation in 1 min 2 sec on June 28, 2001 in Dublin, Ireland.
The male mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) has an average head and body length of 61–76 cm (24-30 in) and a tail length of 5.2–7.6 cm (2-3 in). The mandrill is also one of the most colourful mammals.
This man from New Zealand has spent over 1,000 hours having his body modified by hundreds of tattoo artists. He began by having a full collection of colourful designs from around the world tattooed over his entire body. But not content with stopping there, Lucky next opted for a 100% covering of black ink, including eyelids, the delicate skin between the toes and down into the ears. He is now being tattooed with white designs on top of the black, and coloured designs on top of the white!
Michel Lotito from Grenoble, France, has been eating metal and glass since 1959. Gastroenterologists have described his ability to consume 900 g (2 lb) of metal per day as “unique”. Mangetout – Michel’s nickname – literally translates as “eats everything”. Michel says bananas and eggs make him sick.
_________________ CINEMA IN OPERATION
The Cinema dei Piccoli was built by Alfredo Annibali (Italy) in 1934 in the park of Villa Borghese, Rome, Italy and today covers an area of 71.52 m² (769.83 ft²). Originally called the Topolino Cinema (after Mickey Mouse), the cinema used a 9.5 mm movie projector and played 78’s for background music. Restored in 1991, the cinema has 63 seats, a 5 x 2.5 m screen, stereo sound and air-conditioning.
__________________ RIDEABLE MOTORCYCLE
Gregory Dunham (USA) has constructed a rideable motorcycle that is 3.429 m tall to the top of handlebars, 6.187 m long and weighs 2.948 tonnes. It is powered by a 8.2 litre V8 engine and has tyres that are 1.88 m tall.
Where was Isa when he completed the game?
Which other talent has the Mandrill Monkey got?
How many layers of ink are tattooed on the man´s skin?
How much metal does Mangetout eat per day?
When was the cinema restored?
Is it possible to ride the huge motorbike?