Vocabulary practice for the Cambridge PET exam
The superlative is used to say something is 'the biggest', 'the smallest', 'the most exciting', 'the least expensive' etc. But when do you use 'est' and when should you use 'most' or 'least'? Do you have to make any spelling changes? Look at these sentences. Can work out the rules:
John is the tallest in the class.
This is the fastest car I've ever driven.
The Danakil desert is the hottest place on earth.
This is the happiest I've ever seen him.
I'm reading about the most expensive house in the world.
She's the least popular person in the group.
Try the quiz below to check your ideas.
Complete each sentence by typing the correct superlative form:
For each question, complete the second sentence so that it means the
same as the first.
Use no more than three words.
To practise superlative forms design a quiz for your partner. Use the Internet to write questions about the biggest, the most expensive, the oldest ect. For example:
Where is the coldest place on earth?
What is the tallest building in the world/in your country?
How much did the most expensive painting cost?