Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Lesson 81 ?‍? Basic English with Jennifer ? Better, Best & Worse, Worst

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Hi everyone. I'm Jennifer from English with Jennifer.

Let's study basic English together.

You can learn with my students Flavia and Andreia.

Look at our writing.

Can you read our names?

The first group is easy to read, right?

The second group is a little hard.

Do you know why?

In Group 1, we wrote with our right hand. In Group 2, we wrote with our left hand. Watch.

It's worse when Flavia writes with her left hand.

It's better when Andreia writes with her right hand because her left hand is worse.

So the names in Group 1 look good.

Group 1 is better.

Group 1 is better than Group 2.

Group 2 is bad.

Group 2 is worse.

Group 2 is worse than Group 1.

In English, we can talk about two things. One thing is good. Another thing can be better.

One thing is bad. Another can be worse.

Repeat after me. Good, better.

Bad, worse.

Let's practice using these words with Flavia and Andreia.

So looking at the names, I can ask which one is better?

Which or what. What's better? What's worse? Those can be our questions.

What's better? What's worse?

We're here in Boston. We're in Massachusetts.

Your home is in Brazil. Let's compare. Mm-hmm, right? There's differences. What's better? What's worse?

The weather in Boston, the weather in Brazil.

You could ask questions, and when you ask questions the first thing you say is, "What's better?"

"What's better?" And then give a choice, A and B. 1 and two.

What's better,

the weather in Boston or the weather in Brazil? Right? Let's ask Flavia that question. What's better,

the weather weather in Boston or in Brazil?

I think it's sunny. Yes, I know. In Boston, it's raining a lot of the time.

So if the weather in Brazil is better,

it also means the weather in Boston is

worse than [the] weather in Brazil.

Yes. Worse Yeah, you're right. The weather in Boston is worse than [the] weather in Brazil.

Yeah.

Okay, this one can be hard: American music, Brazilian music. What's the question?

What's better, the American music or the Brazilian music?

And you could do without [the]. American music or Brazilian music.

Brazilian music is better than American music.

Yes, you need to say that!

I think for dancing

Brazilian music is better than American music.

I think, for dancing. Maybe, yeah, but when I'm driving, I think American music is better than Brazilian music because I want to sing.

All right. How about... I know you ladies exercise. You exercise very well.

You can exercise at home or exercise at the gym, right? What's the question?

What's better, exercis[ing] at home or exercis[ing] a the gym?

And when we have the choice about

exercising we use the -ing: What's better, exercising at home or

exercising at the gym? One more time. What's better, exercise at home...exercising...

exercising at home or exercising at the gym?

Exercis[ing] at the gym is better than

exercis[ing] at home. Correct. Okay. That's good. When we're talking about "what,"

we have to change "exercise" to "exercising."

Exercising at home is better.

Or exercising at the gym is better.

Exercising. So let's hear the difference: exercise - exercise.

Exercising - exercising.

Exercise - exercise. Exercising - exercising.

So what's better?

Exercising at home or at the gym?

Exercising at the gym.

Exercising. Exercising at the gym is better. Why?

Because at home I don't like [it].

I don't like it. I don't want to. Yeah, and gym...also the gyms have, um, equipment.

Like, they have bicycles. They have weights. Yeah. So it could be very nice.

So if exercising at the gym is better, we could also say

exercising at home

[is] worse than exercising at the gym. Yeah.

Yeah, many people would agree. Okay.

Today we have our phones. We have computers. We can do a lot with the internet.

So we can shop at a store. We can shop...online using the Internet. What's the question?

What's better, shopping at the store or shopping online?

Shopping at the store is better than shopping online.

So she thinks that shopping at a store is better.

Shopping online is

worse than at a store. Do you agree?

Shopping at a store is better. Do you agree? Yes. Yes. Okay, why? Why is shopping at a store better?

Because

I [am] walking, I see, I touch. Yeah, we walk around.

We look at things.

We try...try on. We try on clothes.

Yeah, I agree. I like to touch. I like to see things.

Yeah, but sometimes I shop online.

Sometimes. But I think

shopping at a store is better too. Shopping online is better

because it can be fast, but I think shopping online is worse because you can't touch it.

You can't try it on. It's true. Okay.

When we talk about "better" and "worse," we can use the word "than."

Andreia's handwriting is better than mine.

My handwriting is worse than Andreia's.

Where does the word "than" go?

Andreia's handwriting is better than ours.

Our handwriting is worse than hers.

Can you write with your right hand?

Can you write with your left hand?

Which hand is better? Which hand is worse is?

Is your handwriting better than mine?

Probably? My handwriting isn't very good.

Okay. Let's practice again with Flavia and Andrea. I'm going to ask some questions.

Listen. The ladies will answer.

Okay. So we have good and better /bad and worse.

Okay. What if we go more? So good > better > ...

best. Bad > worse > ...

worst.

So just like we have questions "What's better? What's worse?" the questions can also talk about "best" and "worst."

What's the best?

What's the worst?

What's the best?

I'm going to give us each

a card,

and you can have a pen.

And we're going to answer questions secretly. Don't show and then we'll tell our answers.

What's

the best day of the week?

The best day of the week.

What's the worst day of the week?

What's the best kind of weather? Sunny, warm,

rainy... What's the best weather?

Do you know the word "chore"? Chore.

It's a little job at home. I do chores. My children do chores.

We vacuum. We wash dishes.

We do the laundry.

Right? These are chores.

Chores. Mm-hmm. What's the worst chore?

The worst chore.

What's the best...warm, no, the best...the best...the best...

the best place to relax. The best place to relax.

Okay.

All right. Let's find out. I said, question one is

what's the best day of the week?

What did you say? Sunday. Sunday?

Saturday. Friday.

I think Friday is the best day because Friday, I'm happy. I'm excited.

I know I have Saturday and Sunday. So I think Friday. You said Sunday? Yes. Why?

Because

on Sundays I can [go] to the park, go to the beach.

I can go to the park. So you think Sunday's the best. I think Friday is the best. What did Andreia say? Do you remember?

What's the best day of the week? Saturday. So you can say Saturday is the best. Saturday is the best. Why?

Because [it's the] first day [of the weekend.]

Uh-huh. And [I] relax, go to the park, the mall.

Because you have free time. Yes. Yeah, so number two. What's the worst day of the week?

Monday. Yeah.

We all think that Monday is

worst. The worst. Right? So we say "the best, the worst."

The worse day is Monday. Right?

It's time for work, time for school. Wake up early.

Because we can't sleep, I think

Monday is the worst. Okay. Three.

What's the best weather? The best weather. Sunny. Sunny weather. Yes. Yeah.

Sunny. I said sunny and warm.

Sunny and warm because in Boston we can have sunny and cold.

Yeah, sunny and warm, but not sunny and hot.

Sunny warm and warm I think is the best weather. I agree.

Yeah. Four. Do you remember the question I asked in number four?

What's the worst

chore. Chore. What's the worst chore?

Wash the dishes.

Washing the dishes.

What did you say?

Cleaning the bathroom. Uh-huh.

Remember we said "exercise-exercising"? So we can say "clean-cleaning."

Cleaning the bathroom...cleaning the bathroom is

the worst. And you can say "the worst" or "the worst of all."

The worst of all. Guess what I said. Cleaning the bathroom is the worst of all. I hate it!

I hate it. Okay. Um, you said doing the dishes, washing the dishes....

No, I don't like it.

I think doing the dishes or washing the dishes is better than cleaning the bathroom.

Yes, yes. Because the bathroom is dirty.

I don't like cleaning the bathroom. Question five. Do you remember what the question was? I asked what's at the best...

place to

relax. What's the best place to relax? What did you say? The beach. The beach?

The park.

I said home. Home in bed

with a blanket. Okay, so I think the best place to relax is at home.

So give me the whole sentence. What's the best place?

The best place is the beach.

The beach. Why? What do you like to do at the beach?

The sun.

Lie in the sun.

So, let's ask the question one more time.

What's the best place to relax?

The best place, the best place to relax...The best place to relax [is] at the park.

...is at the park. One more time. The best place, the best place is

at the park.

The best place is at the park. Why? What do you like to do at the park?

Because I like

the birds and

squirrels? Squirrels, no. [Portugese: grama]

What's that? Green. Oh, the green grass. Yes. The grass. Yes. Yes, I like the grass too.

Grass. The grass. The grass, the trees. Yes, that's nice. I like the outdoors too. It's the best place to relax.

Okay. So again, we have good, better, best.

But we say "the best." Bad, worse, worst.

Worst or the worst. The worst. Very good.

So remember

when we use "worse" and "better" and we compare, we compare with "than," right?

I think, um,

cleaning the bathroom is worse than

washing the dishes. Washing the dishes

is better

than cleaning the bathroom. Cleaning in the bathroom. Cleaning the bathroom is the worst.

So when we use "best" and "worst," we use THE -- "the best, the worst," right?

Again, what's the worst chore for you?

Wash the dishes...washing...washing the dishes. So washing the dishes is the worst.

The worst. You can say "the worst" or "the worst of all."

The worst of all.

And what's the best place to relax for you? The best place? Mm-hmm.

The best place

relax, the best place to relax, to relax

is at the park. You can say "is the park" or "at the park."

Yeah. So that's the best. I think the park is lovely, but for me

home is better than the park.

But the park is nice.

Remember we use "better" and "worse" for two people or two things.

We use "best" and "worst" for three or more people or three or more things.

Is Flavia's handwriting better than mine?

I think so.

Whose handwriting is the best?

I think Andreia's.

Hers is the best.

And whose handwriting is the worst?

Mine. I think my handwriting is the worst.

Make questions. Put the words in the correct order.

What's the best kind of food?

What's the best pet?

What's the best place for a vacation?

What's the best kind of exercise?

Note how we can use "the best" and "the worst" with or without a noun.

What's the best?

What's the worst?

Or:

What's the best kind?

What's the worst kind?

What's the best place?

What's the worst place?

Now listen to the ladies' answers.

So let's think. For you, what what's the best? What's the best kind of food?

Brazilian food is the best.

Let's find out what Andrei thinks.

What is the best?

Italian food.

Italian food is the best. What do you like?

Pasta, pizza... Yeah. It's yummy.

You can ask me.

What's the best food? The best food. The best food. Oh, it's hard.

I might say

Japanese food.

I like Japanese food. It's good. Sometimes it's expensive.

But it's good. I like Japanese food.

I like Brazilian food. I like Brazilian meat.

Sorry. I know you don't eat meat.

Brazilian meat is better than American meat.

I like it. I know.

Let's ask more questions. Okay.

What question can we ask?

What's the best pet? What do you think? What's the best pet?

Cats and dogs. Cats and dogs. Is the best..are the best.

And if you have to choose, cats or dogs, then which pet is better?

Oh, I don't know! That's difficult. No? You can't choose?

Let's ask Flavia.

What's the best pet?

Dog. Dog. [A] dog's the best.

A dog is the best pet. What's the worst pet? No?

All pets are good!

Do you think there's one? What's the worst pet? A snake? A snake. Yeah.

Is the worst, yeah, especially really big snakes. Some people have big snakes.

That's dangerous.

Dangerous. Not "worst."

Well, okay. We'll change it to "better" and "worse."

What's the best? What's the best? Let's ask this question.

What's the best place for a vacation?

My hometown.

In Brazil. Yeah.

I think Americans would say, "Yes, I agree."

Brazil is the best place for a vacation.

Let's ask the same question. What's the best place for a vacation?

Is it in Brazil? In Brazil.

Gramado.

Is that a city?

A city. Okay. So Gramado is the best [place].

Let's say I want to go to Brazil.

And I need to choose a city.

Should I go to São Paulo or Rio?

What's better?

I think it's Rio because it has the beach.

Do you agree? Yes. Yeah. But Gramado is better? Gramado is the best?

Gramado is the best. Gramado is cold. Snow. It has snow? Interesting.

There are many ways to exercise. What's the best kind of exercise? There can be yoga, running, swimming,

going to the gym. What's the best kind of exercise?

What do you think?

The best exercise...

The best kind, the best kind of exercise is yoga.

Do you agree? No.

Let's ask the question. What's the question? What's the best kind of exercise?

The gym. The gym? Going to the gym. Going to the gym is the best. Yeah...is the best.

I think dancing is the best kind of exercise, so we can disagree.

Do you want to practice?

You can post your answers to these questions in the comments.

What's the best kind of food?

What's the worst?

What's the best pet?

What's the best place for vacation?

What's the best kind of exercise?

What's better, exercising at home or exercising at the gym?

What's better, American music or Brazilian music?

That's all for now. As always, thanks for watching and happy studies!

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