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Comparisons #1: Sports
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Published: 1.31.2017
Level 3   |   Time: 2:16
Voice: Reggy (Canadian Accent)
Source: Listen in English

A comparions of sports, people and geography to practice comprehension of the "more ... than" and "(not) as ... as" structures.

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  1. REVIEW the Grammar Structures.
  2. LISTEN to the audio.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers

triangle Grammar Structures


more ... than
  big                                               small
small difference: B is a little bigger than A.
big difference: D is much bigger than A.

(not) as ... as
same                                same
no difference: B is just as big as C.
small                                             big
small difference: A is almost as big as B
small difference: A is not quite as big as B.
big difference: A is not nearly as big as D.

triangle Questions


  1. Which is longer?
    a soccer game
    a baseball game  correct
    the same

    Is it a big difference, a small difference or no difference?
    big  correct
    small
    no difference


  2. Which is more dangerous?
    football
    rugby
    the same  correct

    Is it a big difference, a small difference or no difference?
    big
    small
    no difference  correct


  3. Which is faster?
    soccer
    hockey  correct
    the same

    Is it a big difference, a small difference or no difference?
    big  correct
    small
    no difference


  4. Which is more exciting?
    women's tennis  correct
    men's tennis
    the same

    Is it a big difference, a small difference or no difference?
    big  correct
    small
    no difference


  5. Which is bigger?
    a soccer ball
    a basketball  correct
    the same

    Is it a big difference, a small difference or no difference?
    big
    small  correct
    no difference


  6. Which is more expensive?
    a hockey puck
    a football  correct
    the same

    Is it a big difference, a small difference or no difference?
    big  correct
    small
    no difference


  7. Which is more popular?
    soccer
    football  correct
    the same

    Is it a big difference, a small difference or no difference?
    big  correct
    small
    no difference


  8. Which is more difficult?
    hitting a baseball
    hitting a golf ball
    the same  correct

    Is it a big difference, a small difference or no difference?
    big
    small
    no difference  correct


  9. Which players are taller?
    basketball players  correct
    soccer players
    the same

    Is it a big difference, a small difference or no difference?
    big  correct
    small
    no difference


  10. Which players earn more money?
    hockey players
    basketball players  correct
    the same

    Is it a big difference, a small difference or no difference?
    big
    small  correct
    no difference


triangle Script


1. A baseball game is much longer than a soccer game.

2. Football is just as dangerous as rugby.

3. Soccer is not nearly as fast as hockey.

4. Women's tennis is much more exciting than men's tennis.

5. A soccer ball is almost as big as a basketball.

6. A hockey puck is not nearly as expensive as a football.

7. Soccer is not nearly as popular as football in the US.

8. Hitting a baseball is just as difficult as hitting a golf ball.

9. Basketball players are much taller than soccer players.

10. Hockey players don't earn quite as much money as basketball players.