This dialogue involves an interview in which a customer speaks about what brands she likes the best. When comparing two brands use the comparative form, but when speaking about many brands use the superlative form to discuss which brand is best or worst. Teachers can use this lesson on the comparative and superlative forms to help practice the form. Practice using this dialogue and then have your own discussions about which types of products you like best.
An Interview at the Shopping Mall
Interviewer: Good evening, I hope you don't mind answering a few questions.
Alice: How long will it take?
Interviewer: Just a few questions.
Alice: I guess I can manage to answer a few questions. Go ahead.
Interviewer: I'd like to ask your opinion about consumer electronics. As far as consumer electronics is concerned, which is the most reliable brand?
Alice: I'd say that Samsung is the most reliable brand.
Interviewer: Which brand is the most expensive?
Alice: Well, Samsung is also the most expensive brand. I guess that's why it's the best.
Interviewer: Which brand do you think is the worst?
Alice: I think LG is the worst. I really can't remember using any of their products that I liked.
Interviewer: And which brand is the most popular with young people?
Alice: That's a difficult one to answer for me. I think that Sony is probably the most popular with young people.
Interviewer: One last question, Have you tried using any HP products?
Alice: No, I haven't. Are they good?
Interviewer: I enjoy using them. But I didn't stop you to tell you what I think. Thank you for your time.
Alice: Not at all.
Check your understanding with this multiple choice comprehension quiz.
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