# Focus on nominals: practice grammar book for intermediate learners of English. Бочарова М.В - 80 стр.

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TASK 107. In pairs, use pictures and the prompts below to compare life now
and in the past. Think about: life; people; dwellings; transportation; work; cities;
streets; education.
Example: A. Life used to be harder in the past than it is now.
B. I agree. These days life seems to be much easier.
Prompts
: Hard/easy, work short/long hours, noisy/quiet, healthy/unhealthy,
slow/fast, exciting/boring, inconvenient/convenient, safe/dangerous, clean/dirty,
clean/polluted, rich/poor, expensive/cheap.
TASK 108. Use the ideas below to make up sentences containing superlatives.
1. Last night there was a terrible storm. Nobody could remember a worse one.
2. Rita is a very ungrateful girl. In fact I can’t remember meeting anyone as un-
grateful as her.
3. Last night we saw a marvelous production of Carmen. I can’t remember see-
ing such a marvelous production before.
4. I’ve never met anyone as lazy as Carl.
5. Tom told me of the break up of his romance with Liz. I haven’t heard such a
6. None was as helpful and kind as Patricia when I first came to work in the of-
fice.
7. I haven’t had such a delicious meal for a long time.
8. I haven’t been to such a noisy party for a long time.
9. In Cyril’s opinion Maria was prettier than any of the girls at the dance.
10. I have never met such an ignorant person before.
TASK 107. In pairs, use pictures and the prompts below to compare life now
and in the past. Think about: life; people; dwellings; transportation; work; cities;
streets; education.
Example: A. Life used to be harder in the past than it is now.
B. I agree. These days life seems to be much easier.

Prompts: Hard/easy, work short/long hours, noisy/quiet, healthy/unhealthy,
slow/fast, exciting/boring, inconvenient/convenient, safe/dangerous, clean/dirty,
clean/polluted, rich/poor, expensive/cheap.

TASK 108. Use the ideas below to make up sentences containing superlatives.
1. Last night there was a terrible storm. Nobody could remember a worse one.
2. Rita is a very ungrateful girl. In fact I cant remember meeting anyone as un-
grateful as her.
3. Last night we saw a marvelous production of Carmen. I cant remember see-
ing such a marvelous production before.
4. Ive never met anyone as lazy as Carl.
5. Tom told me of the break up of his romance with Liz. I havent heard such a
6. None was as helpful and kind as Patricia when I first came to work in the of-
fice.
7. I havent had such a delicious meal for a long time.
8. I havent been to such a noisy party for a long time.
9. In Cyrils opinion Maria was prettier than any of the girls at the dance.
10. I have never met such an ignorant person before.

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