Comparatives and superlatives – Top Trumps

This is a classic. I find Top Trumps are a fun way to practise comparatives (mainly) and superlatives with young learners. Here’s something I did recently…

The topic was ‘Wild World’, but talk of animals like polar bears feels a bit far removed from hot and humid Bangkok! I tried to give students vocabulary to explain the nature around them. I selected about 16 animals you come across in Bangkok, and introduced/practised the vocab in various ways. Then I gave students these blank Top Trump cards with each animal on:

I went overboard with the animals… I’m a birdwatcher so some of the vocab was a bit specific (i.e. Brahminy Kite, ha!).


Read the full story by


Story of the Year Contest Magoosh Jobs
We are updating our Privacy Policy, so please make sure you take a minute to review it. As of May 25, 2018 your continued use of our services will be subject to this new Privacy Policy.
Review Privacy Policy OK