Section Three: The Universe ~ Matching ~



~ Match the questions with the answers below: Discuss your choices ~

~ Contents ~ Vocabulary ~ Topic 13 ~ The Universe ~

Section One: Structure ~ Comparatives: Two forms ~


1) Example one: er


Q) Is a comet faster than a sports car?

A) Yes, a comet is faster.


Q) Which is bigger, Saturn or Jupiter?

A) Jupiter is bigger than Saturn.


2) Example two: more/less + adjective + than + object


Q) Are solar systems less amazing than galaxies?

A) Yes. Solar systems are less amazing.


Q) What is more delicious than a ham sandwich?

A) Cream spaghetti is more delicious.


Discussion questions:


1) Are you stronger/weaker now than ten years ago? Tell.


2) Who has less/more money than you? Why? Explain.


3) Do you think earthquakes are more dangerous than typhoons? Explain.


4) Where are people poorer/richer than in your neighborhood? Tell.


5) Which seems longer to you, an Italian opera or a traffic jam?


6) Do you think pasta is more/less healthy than ramen? Explain.


7) Is the world safer or more dangerous than a year ago? Tell.


8) Do you use more time studying or playing around? Why?


9) Which is more important to you, meeting friends or reading? Tell.


10) Which is less important to you, food or exercise? Explain.

Section Two: Vocabulary Self Study ~ The Universe ~

Links:   1) Thesaurus    2) Vocabulary    3) Dictionary    4) Urban Dictionary    5) Word Origins   

TLW ~ Pre to Intermediate ~ Lesson 13

How to Make a Lesson ~ Procedures ~


1) In section one , briefly talk about the structure, then take turns asking and answering the questions.


2) Next, create new questions using the structure and/or the vocabulary list in section two.


3) After that, match the questions and answers in the third section. Explain and discuss your choices.


4) Finally, select and answer any of these questions in your own way/from your own experiences.


5) Take fair turns. Include as many students as possible. Create your own questions from any source.

A) The odds are in favor of life beyond our planet. I hope they are friendly.


B) The first involves the sun, and the

second involves the moon.


C) I guess the first are shooting stars, and

the second are large space stones.


D) Both can be interesting if talking to

experts with open minds.


E) Pretty often. Usually, I just gaze by



F) Yes. I especially like programs about the natural world: biology and astronomy.


G) Nothing is more boring than a television commercial.


1) Do you ever watch the sky at night?

Who with? Tell.


2) What is a solar/lunar eclipse?


3) What is the difference between

meteors and asteroids?


4) Do you think extra-terrestrial life exists? Why? Do they know we are here?


5) Which do you think is more interesting science or religion? Explain.


6) Do you ever watch science documentaries on TV? Tell.


7) Which are more boring, TV ads or math lectures? Explain.





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