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English 7 unit 4 music and arts lesson 3 a closer look 2


The bees find the right pictures.
aa

busy

bb
cc

dd

large

old

friendly



* Grammar
Comparisons

(+) as . . . as

(-) not so/as . . . as

The red bag is as beautiful as the black one.
Classical music is not as exciting as rock and roll.
- as + adjective + as to show that two things are similar
- not so/as + adjective + as to mean something is ‘more’
or ‘less’ than something else.


* Grammar
Comparisons
the same as

different from

The price of this bag is the same as it was last year.
City life is quite different from life in the country.
- the same as . . . to show similarity.
- different from to show that two or more things are not
similar.

Last year: 500.000 vnd

Now: 500.000 vnd


*Grammar

Comparisons
as . . . as
the same as

not so/as . . . as
different from

- as + adjective + as to show that two things are similar
- not as + adjective + as to mean something is ‘more’ or
‘less’ than something else.


- the same as . . . to show similarity.
- different from to show that two or more things are not
similar.


1. Put as, or from in the gaps.
1. The music festival this year is as good ______
as it was last year.
2. The concert will be broadcast ‘live’: that means it comes on TV
as it is perform.
at the same time ______
as I thought at first.
3. This camera is not as expensive ______
4. Your taste in art is quite different ______
from mine.
5. Some people say that Spiderman 2 is as boring ______
as
Spiderman 1.
6. My mother is always as busy ______
as a bee.


MY HOME TOWN TODAY
Life in the countryside is not as busy as life in the city.


2. Put one of these phrases in each gap in the passage.
friendly as
the same as (2)

as narrow as

different from
as quite as

MY HOMETOWN TODAY
My hometown has changed a lot – it’s definitely not (1) the
____________
same as
as quite as it was 5 years ago. It’s much
it was before. It’s not (2) ____________
more noisy, but I prefer it now. There are more shops and
restaurants. The restaurants are (3) different
____________
from the ones we had
before. Now we can eat many different kinds of food – Italian, French,
and even Mexican!
There have been so many changes. Even the streets are not (4)
as narrow as they were before. They are wider now to make space
____________
for the extra traffic.
One thing hasn’t changed though. The people here are as warm and
friendly as
the same as it
(5) ____________
before. That’s one thing that’s (6) ____________
was before.


3. Work in pairs. Compare the two music clubs in the town:
Young Talent and Nightingale.
Young Talent
1. old
2. friendly
3. safe
4. large
5. expensive
6. famous

Nightingale

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Example:
Young Talent is not as old as Nightingale.
Nightingale is older than Young Talent.

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GAME


Question 1

Young Talent / old / Nightingale. (not as…as)

A. Young Talent is as not old as Nightingale.
B. Young Talent is as old not as Nightingale.

C. Young Talent is not as old as Nightingale.

Key

10

Finis
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Question 2

Young Talent / friendly / Nightingale. (more …than)
A. Young Talent are more friendly than Nightingale.
B. Young Talent is more friendly than Nightingale.
C. Young Talent is more friendlyer than Nightingale.

Key

10

Finis
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Question 3

Young Talent / safe / Nightingale. (not as….as)
A. Young Talent is not as safe as Nightingale.
B. Young Talent is as safe as Nightingale.
C. Young Talent is not as safer as Nightingale.

Key

10

Finis
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Question 4

Nightingale / large / Young Talent. (not so …..as)
A. Young Talent is larger than Nightingale.
B. Nightingale is not so large as Young Talent.
C. A and B are correct

Key

10

Finis
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Question 5

Young Talent / expensive / Nightingale. (as…..as)
A. Young Talent is more expensive as Nightingale.
B. Young Talent is as expensive as Nightingale.
C. Young Talent as expensive as Nightingale.

Key

10

Finis
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Question 6

Nightingale / famous / Young Talent. (more ……than)
A. Nightingale is more famous than Young Talent.
B. Nightingale is as famous than Young Talent.
C. Nightingale isn’t more famous than Young Talent.

Key

10

Finis
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* too and either

- too: used to express agreement with a positive statement.
- either: used to express agreement with a negative statement.
Examples:
A: I like pop music.
B: I like it too.
A: My mum doesn’t like rock and roll.
B: My mum doesn’t like it either.


4. Complete the following sentences with ‘ too’ or ‘ either ’
1. My friend likes photography, and I like it ______.
too
2. My mother doesn’t enjoy horror films, and my sister
doesn’t ______.
either
3. I was not allowed to go to the show, and my classmates
were not ______.
either
4. I love country music, and I like rock and roll ______.
too
5. When I finish painting my room, I’ll do the kitchen
______.
too


5. What music and arts are you interested, or not interested in? Make a
list by completing the sentences below. (you can use the words given
or your own ideas).

pop music

dancing

playing the guitar

drawing

rock and roll

painting

going to the art gallery

acting

1. I’m very interested in __________.
pop music
drawing
2. I think __________
is very boring.
rock and roll
3. What I like to do most in my spare time is ___________.
dance
4. In my spare time, I often __________.

5. I never ___________
play the guitar, even if I have time.


6. Work in pairs. Find someone who? – Yes

/ No

Questions
1. Are you interested in pop
music?

No

Yes

2. Do you like playing the guitar?

Name
Phong
Lan

3. Are you interested in
dancing?
4. Do you enjoy rock and roll?
Example:
Phong is interested in Pop music and I am too.
Lan doesn’t like playing the guitar and I don’t either.


* Complete the following sentences, using the words in
the box.
so

either

from

too

as

same

I don’t sing…………….well as
as
my sister. She is the best. 1
.in her class
from
.My sister’s personality is very different …….….mine
.2
I don’t like the new soap opera on VTV6 now. . 3
either
…………... I don’t
like it
same
.The music festival will be at the ………... time
as last year . 4
.Hoa is not ……….tall as Lan
.5
so
too it. 6
 …………Duong likes Dan Bau and Duy likes
* Grammar
Comparisons
- as……..as
- not so/as……..as
- the same as
- different from

- too/either


- Learn

by heart the forms.

- Do more exercises in workbook.
- Prepare: Unit 4: Communication




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