• Daniel Bullock

Introducing our new series!

solarsystem, 英語, 小山
This is our solar system

Introducing our new series! Talking about our solar system using comparatives and superlatives.

Have you ever wondered how to use a superlative adjective? Or how to us a comparative adjective?

In this series of posts, we are going to show how we can use comparative and superlative expressions in English while talking about a fun topic – our planets! The planets (and moons) are a good topic for comparing, as each one is surprising and unique.

An example of a comparative sentence would be this: The Earth is closer to the Sun than Mars. Another thing you could say is this: Mars looks redder than the Earth.

An example of a superlative sentence would be this: Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system. Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system.

What is the solar system?

Our solar system consists of many things, but mainly we have the Sun, eight main planets, and also a dwarf planet named Pluto. There are also many moons orbiting planets, and an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Pluto is in a region called the Kuiper Belt, an area of icy bodies. It comes after Neptune and includes the planet Pluto!

By the way, a little disclaimer here: I am an English teacher and not an astronomer! If I have gotten any facts wrong, I’m sorry! The main idea of these planetary posts is to show examples of English in use. Particularly comparatives and superlatives. I Hope this series is as interesting for you to read as it was for me to write!