Unit 1: Animal Comparisons

This is a free lesson sample taken from level 5 of our course.

Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps

animal-comparisons video lesson

1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

animal-comparisons game

2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The game reviews key vocabulary, grammar and sentences from the lessons. This game can be played on any device.

animal-comparisons test

3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.

Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'Animal Comparisons'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.


  • Teach ESL children how to compare animals using comparatives and superlatives.
  • This English lesson also teaches ESL learners other ways of describing animals using essential vocabulary.

The skills learned in this lesson will enable EFL/ESL young learners to be able to compare and contrast people, objects, animals and more. Learning comparisons in English is an essential communication skill every learner needs.

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Adjectives - Opposites

big small
small big
fast slow
tall short
colorful plain

Comparing Animals 

big bigger biggest
small smaller smallest
fast faster fastest
tall taller tallest
playful more playful most playful
colorful more colorful most colorful fish

Key Sentences:

  1. Elephants are bigger than lions.
  2. Elephants are the biggest animals in the zoo.
  3. The angelfish is smaller than a turtle.
  4. The angelfish is the smallest animal in the zoo.
  5. Giraffes are taller than zebras.
  6. Giraffes are the tallest animals in the zoo.
  7. Otters swim faster than turtles.
  8. Turtles swim slower than otters.
  9. The sailfish is the fastest swimmer in the world.
  10. Monkeys are more playful than otters.
  11. Monkeys are the most playful animals in the zoo.

Comparing using 'as'

  1. Zebras are as big as horses.
  2. The angelfish is as big as my thumb.

More ways to describe animals

  1. Tigers and zebras have stripes.
  2. Horses do not have stripes but zebras do.
  3. A lion's roar sounds scary.

This lesson is part of the Level 5 English course.

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