Food and Drink Comparatives Discussion and Presentation

Level: Intermediate

Topic: Food

Grammar Topic: Comparatives & Superlatives

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Food and Drink Comparatives Discussion and Presentation 

Compare two things connected to food, e.g. two restaurants, cafés, food shops, 
supermarkets, convenience stores, foods, drinks, cuisines from two different countries or 
regions, etc. You can use the comparatives below or different ones. Does your partner 
agree with your opinion?

Useful language for giving opinions

“I think… is… than… (because…)”       “I think you’re right.”      “Really? I think…”

Useful comparative adjectives for comparing food and drink 

more addictive than

more atmospheric than

more attractive than

more authentic than

cheaper than

cleaner than

more comfortable than

more convenient than

more delicious than/ tastier than

more disgusting than/ yuckier than

easier to cook than

more ecologically friendly than/ greener than

more fashionable than/ trendier than

fattier than

more filling than

friendlier than

more fun than

better value for money than

healthier than

heavier than

lighter than

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livelier than

more luxurious than

more popular than

quieter than

more relaxing than

richer than

more romantic than

saltier than

smellier than

smokier than

spicier than

stranger than

stronger than

sweeter than

more traditional than

unhealthier than/ worse for your health than

more unusual than

Ask about words above you don’t understand, working together to make a comparison. 

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Comparative adjectives grammar presentation

Without looking above for now, put the words below into the correct comparative form. 

addictive

atmospheric

attractive
authentic

cheap

clean

comfortable

convenient

delicious                                                          tasty

disgusting                                                           yucky

easy

ecologically friendly                                               green

fashionable                                                              trendy

fatty

filling

friendly

fun                                                         good value for money

healthy

heavy

lively

luxurious

popular

quiet

relaxing

rich

romantic

salty

smelly

smoky

spicy

strange

strong

sweet

traditional

unhealthy                                         bad for your health

unusual

Check your answers on the last page. What are the rules about making comparatives?

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What are the rules in these cases?

y changes to _________________________________________________________

three or more syllables change to ________________________________________

one   syllable   usually   changes   to   __________,   but   ___________   changes   to

__________

two   syllables   usually   change   to   __________   but   sometimes   change   to

_____________

__________________________   and   _____________________________   are

irregular

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