Comparative and Superlative Unit 9 The Quickest Decision Ever!

The sisters danced to their hearts’ content.  They danced faster and better than any other girls in the village.  Not only did their admirers gaze at them, but all the other boys at the fiesta stopped to stare at the two dancing girls.

The two boys from Ayllon moved faster than the boys from Grado.  They strode quickly up and stood in front of the two dancing girls, blocking the way for anyone else to get near them. They stood smiling at the dancers who were moving their arms and legs faster and faster as the beat of the music got quicker and quicker.

The music stopped and the two breathless girls stopped too.  They began to laugh with excitement.  They were so excited that they seemed to laugh louder than the music.  The sisters looked at the boys and noticed them for the first time.

Yes, these two boys were quite good looking.  In fact, they were better looking than the two brothers who they were friendly with.  They had nicer eyes and longer hair. They were even a little bit thinner than them too.  And most certainly, their clothes were much more modern than the clothes the other two boys wore.  The two brothers always wore darker colours.  They certainly were not adventurous in the way they dressed.

The sisters looked at each other.  These two boys were definitely the most handsome and the best dressed boys around.  What’s more, they had a car!  Granted, it wasn’t a very big car.  Ronnie, the American, had a far bigger one.  But then the boys from Ayllon weren’t American and earned less money than Ronnie, who probably got his salary in dollars. He was sure to earn more dollars than the few pesetas the boys from Ayllon got each week.

The two sisters looked at the two boys and then at each other.  They knew what each felt and they decided to take a decision there and then.  It was probably the quickest decision they ever took in their lives.  Was it the best decision?  Read on and find out!

Activities

  1. How did the girls dance?

  2. Why do you think everyone in the village looked at the girls?  (Use the superlative)

  3.  Who reacted faster, the boys from Ayllon, or the boys from Grado del Pico?

  4.  Why do you think the sisters noticed the boys from Grado for the first time?

  5.  Who were better looking, the boys from the girls’ village, or the boys from Ayllon?

  6. Why did the boys from Ayllon wear more fashionable clothes than the boys from Grado?

  7. Why do boys who own a car seem more attractive than boys who don’t have one?

  8. Who had the biggest car in the village?

  9. What do you think is more important, to have good looks or to have a good personality?

  10. Do you think young people today have changed for the better or for the worse?

Fill in the gaps:

The sisters danced to their hearts’ content.  They danced ………….. and better ……….any other girls in the village.  Not only did their admirers gaze at them, but all the other boys at the fiesta stopped to stare at the two dancing girls.The two boys from Ayllon moved ………..  ……… the boys from Grado.  They strode quickly up and stood in front of the two dancing girls, blocking the way for any one else to get near them. They stood smiling at the dancers who were moving their arms and legs faster …….  ………. as the beat of the music got …….. and quicker.The music stopped and the two breathless girls stopped too.  They began to laugh with excitement.  They were so excited that they seemed to laugh louder ……… the music that the band played.  The sisters looked at the boys and noticed them for the first time.  Yes, these two boys were quite good looking.  In fact, they were …………..  ……………  ……. the two brothers who they were friendly with.  They had  ……… eyes and longer hair. They were even a little bit thin….  …….. them too.  And most certainly, their clothes were ……  ……. modern than the clothes the other two boys wore.  The two brothers always wore ……….. colours.  They certainly were not adventurous in the way they dressed. The sisters looked at each other.  These two boys were definitely the ……. handsome and the ……….. dressed boys around.  What’s more, they had a car!  Granted, it wasn’t a very big car.  Ronnie, the American, had a far bigger one.  But then the boys from Ayllon weren’t American and earned ……… money than Ronnie, who probably got his salary in dollars. He was sure to earn …… dollars than the ….. pesetas the boys from Ayllon got each week.

The two sisters looked at the two boys and then at each other.  They knew what each felt and they decided to take a decision there and then.  It was probably the quick……. decision they ever took in their lives.  Was it the ….. decision?  Read on and find out!