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  • At the end of this lesson you’ll be able to:

    • Use comparatives with much, a lot, far, a bit, a little, slightly
    • Understand one of the uses of would
    • Use words related to cosmetic surgery


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Dialog: “I’ve done a little more research on it…”

These words can be used before comparatives to add emphasis:
much        a lot        far (= a lot)       a bit        a little        slightly (=a little)

  • It’s much colder this winter than it was last winter.
  • Sam speaks Portuguese a lot better than he did two years ago.
  • These days it’s far cheaper to travel to Argentina than to Brazil.
  • The driving exam was a bit more difficult than I imagined it would be.
  • If it were a little sunnier I’d go to the beach.
  • Aaron’s sisters are very pretty, but the younger one is slightly more beautiful.


Dialog: “I would only place myself in the best possible hands.”

The modal verb “would” is used when we imagine or think of a situation or action that is not real.
WOULD + VERB (infinitive without “to”)

  • I would love to own a house by the sea. (but I don’t have enough money)
  • It would be nice to spend the winter holiday skiing in the Alps.
  • I wouldn’t want to be in your shoes right now.  (would not want to be in your situation)

Sobre esta aula

Think the idea of traveling to Beverly Hills, CA to get a little nip and tuck from Dr. 90210 is glamorous?  Well these days Americans are flocking to Brazil for their “beauty makeovers”.   Find out why traveling to South America to get plastic surgery is the latest trend.

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