Listen to the audio, and try to identify when the comparative and the superlative were used.
Questions: How long was the Empire State Building the tallest building in the world? What is the second most expensive city in the US? What is the largest borough of NYC by area?
most visited, most famous, the tallest, taller, most populated, most expensive, most populous, the biggest.
Answers: The Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world for nearly 40 years. San Francisco is the second most expensive city in the US. Queens is the largest borough in NYC by area.
New York is one of the most visited cities in the world. It is home to some of the most famous tourist attractions, such as the Statue of Liberty, Time Square, and the Empire State building. For nearly 40 years, the Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world, but it has since been surpassed by taller buildings around the world. New York City is not only the most populated city in the United States; it is also the most expensive city to live in, followed by San Francisco. New York City consists of 5 boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Out of those 5, Brooklyn is the most populous, but Queens is the biggest by area.
to surpass – exceed; be greater/better than.
to consist of – to be composed or made up of
populated – form the population of (a town, area, or country)
populous – having a large population; densely populated
borough – a town or district which is an administrative unit/division
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