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Best Hero


SUBMITTED BY: Jesse Willicome

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: Childhood comics and cartoons


GRAMMAR: Comparative/Superlative

EXAMPLE: Godzilla is bigger than King Kong, Godzilla is the biggest.

DATE ADDED: Jan 24, 2011


25-30 min.
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BRIEF OUTLINE:  In this game, a group of students race to compare three cartoon or comic characters, and try to guess who is the strongest, second strongest, and third strongest.



  •  BestHero attachments: Includes worksheet and answer sheet. Also, enlarge three characters to A3 size to use as examples to show the students.



  1. Using the three enlargened character pictures, compare them with an adjective (strong, funny, etc), arranging the pictures on the board for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd position.
  2. Verbally compare two characters: "Godzilla is ______er than King Kong."
  3. Compare the champion of the comparison with a 3rd character: "Goku is _______er than Godzilla."
  4. Explain who is the "best" character: "Goku is the _______est."
  5. Hand out the worksheet to students, and check their understanding of the rest of the adjectives -- small, fast, cute, funny, hungry, smart -- and their 'er/est' endings.
  6. Ask students to get into groups of 3-4 people and choose an group order (Student 1, Student 2, Student 3, etc.)
  7. Ask students to look at the three characers in 'Strong' adjective box and ask, "Who is stronger?" and "Who is strongest?"
  8. Tell students to write the answers for the three sentences as follows:
    • 1) __________ is stronger than __________.
    • 2) __________ is stronger than __________.
    • 3) __________ is the strongest.
  9. Student 1 brings the answers to JTE/ALT and reads the answers.
    • IF WRONG : Student goes back to group and changes answers, come back again.
    • IF CORRECT : Group moves on to the next adjective, and it's Student 2's turn to be the runner.
  10. The first team to answer all the sentences correctly is the champion and should be heaped with praise and some prizes to show the kids how cool you are.



  • Students can compete individually in smaller classes



  • Explain that for '-y' ending adjectives (funny, hungry, etc.) the 'y' turnes to an 'i' and add 'er/est'.
  • You might want to do a demo with one of faster kids in front the class, asking her/him to guess who is 'stronger' and 'strongest', correcting them so the kids understand the order from 1st, 2nd, and 3rd position of the characters.
  • To keep a fast pace, give an answer sheet to the JTE too and explain to the students to check answers with the JTE or yourself.
  • It sounds complicated but this really is a simple and fun activity for the kids to play!

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