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Making Comparisons in English

English phrases to compare

As the examination time is approaching, it’s important to practise sets of very important phrases to make your speaking more fluent and dynamic. If you are presented with two photographs to compare, like in the FCE exam, or a set of questions where you’ll need to make comparisons, here comes a list of phrases to help you:

  • (F*) X differs from Z in that  …
  • (F) One of the differences between Z and X is that …
  • (SF) One of the (dis)advantages of Y is that …
  • (SF) X is better (any comparative ) than Y because …
  • (I) X is not as / so + adjective as Z because…
  • (I) There’s no comparison between X and Y. X …, and Y …
 *F stands for "formal", SF for "semi-formal" and I for "informal"

With the following video you can simply compare animals, saying which one is more/less dangerous.

If you’d like to practise the comparison phrases with more advanced topics and vocabulary, take a look at one of my regular retreats, Sean Banvile’s ESL Discussions

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