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SUBMITTED BY: Karmen Hvalec



GRAMMAR: Comparitive & Superlative

EXAMPLE: The blue pencil is longer than the green pencil.

DATE ADDED: June 26, 2008


15-30 min.
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BRIEF OUTLINE: The name of the game stands for: Blue, Orange, Red, Green and Yellow. Students listen to the ALT/JTE comparative and/or superative sentences to lineup their color cards.



  • Borgyworksheet - this is for the ALT to use
  • Color cards - one for each student or group of students. If you laminate the cards, you can use them over and over again.
  • 1 envelope (optional) - for each set of cards
  • 1 color card set for the ALT/JTE - it's suggested you affix magnets on the back of these cards and use them as demonstration cards. The cards need to be fairly large in size so the students at the back of the room can see them.



  1. Place the magnetic
    color cards you created on the chalkboard vertically.
    Also, bring some different lengths strips of paper, making sure the lengths correlate with the game's name and affix them next to their appropriate color card. The 'blue paper' should be the longest. Make sure the colors are NOT pre-arranged on the chalkboard from longest to shortest because it's the job of the JTE to put them in order based upon what you say.
  2. Introduce this activity by using the JTE as a guinea pig. Say to him/her, "Blue is the longest." Then, ask the JTE the following questions:
    • "Which is longer, green or yellow?"
    • "Which is longer, green or red?"
    • "Which is longer, orange or red?"
  3. As the JTE answers each question, they should move the two cards into vertical order based upon which piece of paper is longer. The result should be BORGY.
  4. Then, pass out the sets of color cards to each student/group and practice putting the colors in order based upon the attached worksheet's dialogue. NOTE: the worksheet uses color names as adjectives rather than nouns to hopefully keep the students entertained. Also, the worksheet uses other comparative adjectives other than 'longer': "The red Godzilla is bigger than the yellow Godzilla."

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