Superlatives numbers trivia

Student A

Useful phrases

The first question to ask

“How (adjective) is/ was the most (the same adjective)/ the (the same adjective)est _____________?” (For example, “How heavy is the heaviest man in the world?”)

Helping your partner reach the right answer

“That’s not quite right. It’s a little/ quite a bit/ much/ much much ______________ er/ more ______________ than that” (For example “That’s not quite right. It’s much taller than that”)

The information

The highest recorded temperature in Tokyo was 39.5 degrees C (in July 2004).

The lowest recorded temperature in Tokyo was minus 9.2 degrees centigrade (= 9.2 degrees C).

The world’s most expensive underground railway line (the Oedo Line in Tokyo) cost 1.4 trillion yen (= 7 billion pounds).

The highest life expectancy in the world is 85.1 years (for Japanese women).

The furthest point from the centre of Tokyo that is still in Tokyo (Okinotori Island) is 1,740 km from Shinjuku.

Useful adjectives

popular-unpopular

expensive-cheap

high-low

big/ large- little/ small

common-rare

hot-cold

far-close/ near

long-short

Superlatives numbers trivia- Student B

Useful phrases

The first question to ask

“How (adjective) is/ was the most (the same adjective)/ the (the same adjective)est _____________?” (For example, “How heavy is the heaviest man in the world?”)

Helping your partner reach the right answer

“That’s not quite right. It’s a little/ quite a bit/ much/ much much ______________ er/ more ______________ than that” (For example “That’s not quite right. It’s much taller than that”)

 

The information

The most popular theme park in the world (Tokyo Disneyland) has 16,000,000 visitors a year.

The longest court case in the world was 32 years long (in Japan, about changes to a history textbook).

Japan’s biggest yakuza (= gangster= mafia) group has 900 members.

The most common village name in Britain (Newton) occurs 150 times

The longest tapeworm in Meguro Parasite Museum in Tokyo is 8.8 meters long.

Useful adjectives

popular-unpopular

expensive-cheap

high-low

big/ large- little/ small

common-rare

hot-cold

far-close/ near

long-short

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