Afarinesh Strategies – Part 66 – Academic Writing Task1 – Part 15

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IELTS Strategies

استراتژی و تکنیکهای سوالات

Writing More, fewer, less

قوانین و ساختارهای گرامری برای رایتینگ

Comparisons

.We can compare things in several ways

More, fewer, less

.More indicates a bigger amount
.Fewer and less indicate a smaller amount
.Fewer is used with plural nouns
.Less is used with non-count nouns
.More people visited the museum in 2010
.The company sold fewer cars last year
.The company made less money last year

 

Comparative Adjectives

We form a comparative adjective two ways: (1) by adding -er to the end of the adjective or (2) by using the word more in front of it

Add -er to one-syllable adjectives. For words that follow the consonant-vowel-consonant spelling pattern, double the last consonant when adding the -er ending

small : smaller

big : bigger

hot : hotter

:BUT

high : higher

cheap : cheaper

cold : colder

.Add -er to two-syllable adjectives ending in -y. Change the y to i

busy : busier

rainy : rainier

easy : easier

.Use more for longer adjectives

expensive : more expensive

populated : more populated

important : more important

 

Study the table and the model essay below. Complete the blanks with comparative words from the box below. Some words may not be used. Some may be used more than once

The table shows the average number of ice cream servings sold daily for the months of April through September during the years 2015-2016

 

Model Essay

The cafe was …………… in 2016 than in 2015. Looking month by month, the average number of servings sold was …………… in 2016. For example, in April of 2015, there was an average of 15 servings sold daily, while in April of 2016 the average was 25. In each of the months shown, the average number of servings sold daily is …………… for 2015 than it is for the corresponding months in 2016
In 2015, …………… servings were sold in August than in any other month. In 2016, …………… servings were sold in July than in any other month. In both years, …………… servings were sold in April than in any other month
Overall the table shows …………… sales in 2016 than in 2015. It also shows a significantly …………… number of sales in June, July, and August than in the other months

 

: Answers

Busier/ higher/ lower/ more/ more/ fewer/ more-higher/ higher

 

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