Comparisons, Direct/Indirect speech, Much/many/little/few

A- COMPARISONS: Put the words in brackets in their correct form.
( Positive, Comparative, or Superlative)

1- You and I both have dark hair ; your hair is ( color ) ........................................... mine .
2- You can stay here ( long ) .................................................................... you like .
3- Petrol is twice ( expensive ) ...................................................... it was a few years ago .
4- Tom and George are 14 . Tom is ( age ) ......................................................... George .
5- Their house is 4 times ( big ) ............................................................ ours .
6- Going by train is ( cheap ) .................................................................. going by car .
7- Today its much ( hot ) .................................................................. it was yesterday .
8- Which is ( large ) .................................................................... of the two bowls ?
9- Tim is ( intelligent ) ..................................................................... of the twins .
10- I dont think Ive ever met a ( kind ) .................................................. and ( generous ) ...................................................... person .
11- ( Hard ) .................................................. I tried , ( impossible ) ..................................
............................. it seemed to solve that math problem .
12- ( Angry ) ................................... I got , ( quiet ) ................................... they became .
13- ( Near ) .................................................................. gas station was 2 miles away .
14- Its ( useful ) ............................................................... book Ive ever used .
15- Bill is ( wealthy ) ........................................................... man in my country .
16- This is ( boring ) ................................................................ story Ive ever heard .
17- George is ( serious ) ............................................................. student in this room .
18- A deer runs ( quickly ) ............................................................ a rabbit .
19- I did this exercise ( easily ) ....................................................... the first one .
20- You came ( early ) ....................................................... we had expected .
21- This exercise is ( hard ) .................................................. the previous one .
22- We expected 30 people to come to the meeting , but only 20 showed up ; ( people ) .................................................... came ................................. we had expected .
23- I drank 1 Pepsi , Tim drank 2 and Rey drank 3 ; Tim drank ( Pepsi ) ...........................
Rey but I drank ( Pepsi ) ........................................................ .
24- I made 4 mistakes , Sally made 2 and Tony made 1; Sally made ( mistakes ) ................
.......................... I did but Tony made ( mistakes ) .......................................................... .
25- Earth is ( far ) ................................................... from the sun .................. Mercury is .
26- If you have any ( far ) ............................................ questions , please ask .

Irregular Comparisons:                          Comparative                           Superlative

    * Good / well #..................................................................................................................
    * Bad / badly # .................................................................................................................
    * Much / many # ...............................................................................................................
    * Little #............................................................................................................................
    * Old #..............................................................................................................................
    * Far #...........

B- DIRECT / INDIRECT SPEECH : Change the following sentences into the Indirect Speech

   1. My sister said , " I find pleasure in horse-back riding ."
   2. She said , " Im doing the dishes ."
   3. " What happened ? Why didnt he come to the party 2 days ago ?", she said .
   4. Tim said , " I didnt sell the chickens last week".
   5. Sandy said , " Ive done my best to help you ."
   6. Pete said , " I want to win the match today ."
   7. Our teacher said , " Youve been behaving badly all morning !"
   8. My mother said , " Dont shout at me !"
   9. The officer said , " Come and help me , sergeant ."
  10. Sissi said , " I cannot keep up with you when you walk so quickly ."
  11. She said , "I think you have figured out why I havent told you the truth ".
  12. She said , " You must drink this otherwise you will pass out ".
  13. He said , " I will study very hard tonight ".
  14. He said , " When I go home, I lie on the couch for two hours without moving ."

C- Make 2 new sentences from the given question .

   1. (Where has Tom gone ?) Do you know ..............................................................
   2. He asked ....................................................................
   3. (What is the time ? ) I wonder ....................................................................
   4. I wondered .................................................................
   5. (Where did I park the car ?) I cant remember .........................................................
   6. He asked .....................................................................
   7. (How far is it to the airport ?) Can you tell me ...........................................................
   8. I didnt know .............................................................
   9. (Who is this woman ?) Ive no idea .................................................................
  10. He asked ...................................................................
  11. (Where is the post office ?) Could you tell me ......................................................
  12. He wanted to know ..................................................

D- Fill in the blanks with : Much , Many , (a) little , (a) few .

   1. He isnt very popular , he has ............................... friends .
   2. Ann is very busy these days , she has ..................................... free time .
   3. Did you take ..................................... photographs when you were on holiday ?
   4. Things are not going so well for her , she has ............................... problems .
   5. Im not very busy today , I havent got ...................................... to do .
   6. Listen carefully , Im going to give you ..................................... advice .
   7. Have you ever been to Paris ? Yes , Ive been there .............................. times .
   8. Most of the town is modern , there are .................................... old buildings .
   9. The weather has been very dry recently ; we havent had .............................. rain , weve had very ......................................... .
  10. Can you lend me ............................................ dollars ? I dont need ...........................
  11. I cant give you a decision yet , I need ........................................ time to think .
  12. This is a very boring place to live , there isnt .......................... to do .
  13. I dont think Jill would be a good teacher , shes got ............................... patience .
  14. There is ............................................... coffee left , would you like some ?

Bonus point: Which is the major typing mistake in this handout?