English Language Review 1: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

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What is an essential part of a letter of application?

A reference to the advertisement

What should you do when writing about your interests or hobbies in a letter of application?

Provide detailed explanations with specific examples

Why is it important to research the job in a letter of application?

To tailor your application to the specific job requirements

What should you do when mentioning your work experience in a letter of application?

Provide detailed descriptions of your responsibilities and achievements

What is the purpose of asking for an interview in a letter of application?

To request a meeting to discuss the position further

What is the main purpose of a letter of application?

To sell yourself and show your suitability for the job

What should you avoid in a letter of application?

Including unnecessary information or verbosity

Why is it essential to lay out your letter correctly?

To make the letter easy to read and understand

What is the purpose of referencing the advertisement in a letter of application?

To show that you have tailored your application to the specific job

What should you do when discussing your education in a letter of application?

Provide detailed information about your relevant coursework

Study Notes

Language Review 1

  • Comparative and superlative forms of adjectives are used to compare things
  • Examples: Hassan is older than me, Yousif is the oldest boy in the class
  • Positive statements with "as" show equality, while negative statements with "as + not" show inequality
  • The word "same" shows equality and can be used in a negative statement
  • "Like" and "unlike" are used to make comparisons, not as adjectives

Description of the Countryside

  • Weather descriptions: rainy, misty, sunny, windy
  • Countryside features: streams, mountains, farmland, rivers, coastlines, valleys, deserts, hills

Language Review 2

  • Adjective order: opinion, size, age, shape, colour, nationality, material
  • Emphasis can be made by repeating comparative adjectives and adverbs
  • Information focus can be changed by moving adjectival or adverbial phrases

Description and Emphasis

  • Examples of emphasized descriptions: faster and faster, up, up, and up
  • Description can be made stronger by using comparative adjectives and adverbs

Thinking about the Future

  • Describing people: Diana - efficient, likes organizing; Andrew - not good at subjects; Justin - has driving licence, interested in driving and cooking
  • Filling in a table with descriptions of people's strengths, interests, and personalities

Writing a Letter of Application

  • Selling oneself by giving interesting information about oneself
  • Answering questions: have you travelled, what school subjects do you like, do you have ambitions, what are your interests or hobbies
  • Layout and content of a letter of application

Food and Preparation

  • Words connected with food and preparation: matching pictures in the Workbook
  • Questions about food: what grows in the mountains, what grows on trees, what is a grain crop
  • Questions about food preparation: peeling a fig, cooking

Practice comparative and superlative forms of adjectives in English sentences, including positive and negative statements with 'as' to show equality and inequality.

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