Let’s revise some adjectives which tell us how big things are. Loch Ness is long, narrow and deep. If it was not long, it would be short. If it was not narrow, it would be wide. If it was not deep, it would be shallow. Loch Ness is big. If it was not big, it would be small. The mountains in Scotland are high. If they were not high, they would be low. The man in the film is tall and fat. If he was not fat, he would be thin. If he was not tall, he would be short. Some other words which mean “big” – large, huge, massive, vast, enormous. Some other words which mean “small” – little, tiny, miniscule, minute. Other words which mean “thin” (generally in relation to people) – slim, slender. Other words which mean “fat” (again, generally in relation to people) – portly, tubby “…is said to…” means “people say that…”. For example: Bill Gates is said to be the richest man in the world. (People say that he is the richest ma in the world). I have not read any of John’s books, but it is said that he writes very well. (People say that he writes very well). It is said that, when she was young, she was a famous ballet dancer.(People say that when she was young she was a famous ballet dancer). I have turned the first part of this note into a short exercise. It is in a PDF file which you can download from the link below. Podcast :: File Download (0:00 min / 0 MB) Less
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