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Compare and contrast:

Compare and contrast English Class Prof. C. Sarmiento Stories taken from: http://www.english-area.com/paginas/comparing.pdf

Compare and Contrast:

Compare and Contrast Comparing and contrasting refers to pointing out the difference and similarities between two or more subjects. The comparative and superlative form of adjectives are often used to write compare and contrast sentences.

Answer the following questions::

Answer the following questions: Paris Beijing Stockholm How big is it? How old is it? How populated is it? How hot does it get? How cold does it get?

Paris:

Paris

Paris:

Paris Paris is the capital of France, located on the River Seine, in the north of the country. Paris has a population of 9.93 million people in its urban area, which occupies 1,200 square kilometres . In fact, almost 20% of the country´s population live within the metropolitan area of Paris. The city is the main economic centre of the country too.

Paris:

Paris

Paris:

Paris Over 30 million foreign tourists visit Paris every year. The city has lots of interesting places to visit , such as Notre Dame cathedral, the Louvre museum and lots of nice outdoor cafés where you can have delicious croissants and coffee.

Paris:

Paris

Paris:

Paris It is a very old city. The Romans founded it and called it Lutetia . But at the end of the Roman empire , in the 5th century, the city was renamed Paris.

Paris:

Paris

Paris:

Paris Paris has a mild weather. The average lowest temperature is –2ºC (minus 2 degrees Celsius) in January and the highest average temperature is 24º C in the months of July and August. It can rain at any time in the year. The city´s average yearly precipitation is 641.6 mm.

Paris:

Paris

Beijing:

Beijing

Beijing:

Beijing Beijing is the capital of the People´s Republic of China and is located in the north of the country . It is a very old city, founded over 2,000 years ago. It has 8.5 million inhabitants in its urban area and it is China's second largest city in terms of population, after Shanghai. It is also one of the largest cities in the world. It has an area of 1,377 square kilometres .

Beijing:

Beijing

Beijing:

Beijing The capital of China has a humid continental climate influenced by the monsoon. The lowest average temperature is –7ºC (minus 7 degrees Celsius) in January, while the highest average temperature is 26ºC and occurs in July. Summer is the rainy season and the annual precipitation is over 600 mm.

Beijing:

Beijing

Stockholm:

Stockholm

Stockholm:

Stockholm Stockholm is the capital of Sweden, located by the lake Mälaren on the east coast of the country . It is a beautiful city with a very important port. The city´s population is approximately 1.2 million and it has an area of 375.25 square kilometres .

Stockholm:

Stockholm

Stockholm:

Stockholm Stockholm has lots of museums, open spaces and palaces. Probably the most important cultural event of Stockholm is the annual ceremony of the Nobel Awards. These are awarded by the Nobel Foundation, created in 1900.

Stockholm:

Stockholm

Stockholm:

Stockholm The city dates from the 13th century but it did not become the capital of the country until the16th century.

Stockholm:

Stockholm

Stockholm:

Stockholm Winters in Stockholm are quite cold, with temperatures as low as –7ºC (minus 7 degrees Celsius ). However, summers are much warmer. The highest temperature in July is 25ºC. The annual precipitation is 539 mm.

Stockholm:

Stockholm

Review answers::

Review answers: Paris Beijing Stockholm How big is it? How old is it? How populated is it? How hot does it get? How cold does it get?

Practice exercise:

Practice exercise Change the following adjectives to their comparative and superlative form: Positive Comparative Superlative big old populated hot cold

Practice exercise:

Practice exercise Use the information from the questions to write sentences in the comparative and superlative form using Paris, Stockholm and Beijing: Example: 1) big Comparative: Paris is bigger than Stockholm. Superlative: Beijing is the biggest.

Practice exercise:

Practice exercise 2) old Comparative: _______________________ Superlative: ________________________ 3) populated Comparative: ________________________ Superlative: _________________________

Practice exercise:

Practice exercise 4) hot Comparative: ____________________ Superlative: _____________________ 5) cold Comparative: _______________________ Superlative: ________________________

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