Competitive Forms of Adverbs


______ TERM

WEEK ______


THEME: Grammatical Accuracy

TOPIC: Comparative Forms of Adverbs

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES: By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and be able to use comparative forms of adverbs correctly.

INSTRUCTION MATERIALS: Charts containing comparative and superlative.

METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons. 


  1. Scheme of Work
  2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  3. Course Book – MacMillan Brilliant Primary English Book 6, page 120 C 4, 5, 6, 7 and other relevant materials.
  4. All Relevant Material
  5. Online Information



We can use the suffixes er and est to make comparison with adverbs. For example, the following are adverbs: early, late, fast, hard, close, far, soon, etc.

There are three forms of comparison:

  • Positive
  • Comparative
  • Superlative

Comparison with -er/-est

Positive Comparative Superlative 

  • Fast faster fastest
  • High higher highest

Comparison with more – most adverbs ending on -ly (except: early)

Positive Comparative Superlative 

Carefully more carefullythe) most carefully

Irregular adverbs

Positive Comparative Superlative 

  • Well better best
  • Badly worse worst
  • Much more most
  • Little less least
  • Far farther farthest


To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:

  1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
  2. Gives examples of the comparison forms of adverbs;
  3. Pupils’ activities – Identify the comparison forms of adverbs.
  4. Guides pupils to use the comparative forms of adjectives and adverbs;
  5. Pupils’ activities – Use comparative forms in sentences.

LESSON EVALUATION – Pupil to complete the sentences.

  1. The boy gets up _________ (early) than his friend.
  2. His writing is _________ (neat) than his brother’s.
  3. I’ll see you _________ (soon) than you expect.
  4. This is _________ (bad) than the first two.