Pronunciation: Recognition Test
1 seat, sat (b, c) 2 peak, pack (a, c)
3 did, Dad (d, b) 4 bit, bet (a, b)
Drill I (R)
1 Is Mrs. Williams as old as Mrs. Jones as She isn't as old as Mrs. Jones, but she's older than Mrs. Smith.
2 Is the grey car as expensive as the blue It isn't as expensive as the blue one, but it's more expensive than the red one or the red one? one.
3 Is Peter as good as James? He isn’t as good as John, but he’s better than James.
4 Was this year as bad as the last year It wasn’t as bad as the last year, but it was worse than the year before.
or the year before?
5 Is Mary as beautiful as Sheila or Jane? She isn’t as beautiful as Sheila, but she’s more beautiful than Jane.
6 Have we got as much money as the We haven’t got as much (money) as the Williams, but we’ve got more
Williams or the Smiths? (money) than the Smiths.
7 Is London as far from here as Cambridge It isn’t as far from here as Cambridge but it’s farther than Oxford.
8 Did you buy as many books as Malcolm I didn’t buy as many (books) as Malcolm but I bought more (books)
or James? than James.
Drill 2 (R)
1. That was the worst meal I've ever had. I agree. I've never had such a bad meal before.
2. They served us the toughest meat I've ever eaten. I agree. I've never eaten such tough meat before.
3. And our waiter was the rudest man I’ve ever met. I agree. I’ve never met such a rude man.
4. And the music they played was terrible. I agree. I’ve never heard such terrible music before.
5. And they gave us the sourest wine I’ve ever tasted. I agree. I’ve never tasted such sour wine before.
6. And that was the most uncomfortable chair I’ve I agree. I’ve never sat in such an uncomfortable chair ever sat in. before.
7. But the cabaret was the best I’ve ever watched. I agree. I’ve never watched such a good cabaret before.
8. That blond was the most beautiful girl I’ve ever set I agree. I’ve never set eyes on such a beautiful girl before.
1 The blue one is the most powerful of the five.
2 Paul is the best student in the class.
3 Manchester United is the most famous football club in England.
4 Ted is the hardest worker in the group.
5 That one is the most boring of the four.
6 Evans is the worst player in the team.
7 Ted’s got the least money of all.
8 Ted is the least skilful soldier in the army.
1 He doesn't like football, but he does like tennis.
2 She does go to England, but only occasionally.
3 They didn’t want to see Peter, but they did want to see Mary.
4 He does take a holiday, but only in winter when he isn’t busy.
5 He doesn’t drink wine, but he does drink beer.
6 I don’t like your new short, but I do like your new tie.
7 They do drive to work but only it’s raining.
8 I don’t like dogs, but I do like cats.
1 No, I'd never wear a dress like that.
2 Yes, it's so bright that you can hardly bear to look at it.
3 No’ I’d never buy a car like that.
4 Yes, it’s so big that you couldn’t park it anywhere.
5 No’ I’d never live in a house like that.
6 Yes, it’s so ugly that it depresses you to look at it.
7 No’ I’d never marry a man like that.
8 Yes, he’s so stupid that I can’t even talk to him.
Written Exercise Answers
1 older than the red one … more expensive than the red one
2 It isn’t older … the same age as … in better condition … the cheapest one in the garage … not as good as
3 the same model as the red one
4 similar to the red one … a more powerful engine than the red one … it goes much faster … It’s easier to drive than the others
5 It’s the most expensive of the three
6 the least expensive of all … to drive much further (farther)
1. My hands are so cold that I can hardly hold my pen.
2. I’ve never swum in such cold water.
3. Petrol is so expensive that I cam hardly afford to run my car.
4. I’ve never seen such high mountains.
5. He’s such a ride man that no one ever talks to him.
6. You’ve never given me such good advice.
7. He’s such a dangerous driver that no one wants to go in his car.
8. I didn’t feel like working in such beautiful weather.
1 He does go to the theatre but only rarely.
2 She did eat some potatoes but only a few.
3 They do understand French but they don’t speak it very well.
4 Peter does want to see Mary but he doesn’t want to see John.
5 They did enjoy the party but they were very tired.
6 I do want to learn Russian but I don’t have any time.
7 Mary does like Peter but she doesn’t want to marry him.
8 The children did do the exercise but they didn’t understand it.
1 c) I'm going to work now.
2 a) like each other much.
3 a) b) will go if Mary goes.
4 d) bear their company.
5 d) succeeded in.
6 b) can manage without them.
1 Where did you get it from? 5 How far did you drive?
2 How much did it cost? 6 Why did the car stop?
3 What colour is it? 7 What time did you get home?
4 Who did you take (for a drive in it)? 8 Who became rather angry?
I If you could mix water with petrol, it would be cheap to run a car.
2 She takes a delight in making catty remarks about her neighbours.
3 When you have added up all these numbers, come and tell me.
4 They try to make out that they are superior to everyone else in the street.
5 I've a good mind to tell them what I think of them.
6 The thief fell and broke his leg while he was trying to get away from the police.
7 I got sick of doing the same job for years on end.
8 Don't walk so fast. I can't keep up with you.
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