Target 13-Comparison and Contrast

You can define an object or describe a person by comparing or contrasting the object

with something else. You can define a pear by comparing it with a peach or contrast-

ing it with a banana. This is a very useful way to organize your material.

Useful Words for Comparison and Contrast

Contrast                                                                Comparison

almost the same as                                           different from

in common with                                                  differ from

correspond to                                                          even so

in the same way                                                     however

just as                                                                   in contrast to

like, alike                                                              in opposition to

resemblance                                                              less than

resemble                                                                more than

similar to                                                                otherwise

similarly slower than, etc.

to be parallel to                                                           still

PRACTICE I 

Read these questions write con if it‘s a question asking for contrast. Write comp if it’s a ques tino asking for comparison.

1………..How is greed different from envy?

2…………. How does a mobile phone them a landmine phone

3……………………. How are dogs and cats alike?

4……………….in what ways are trains and planes different?

5……………….. What are the similarities between a chair and a stool? 

6………….. Can you is the ways a restaurant and a catena

7…………. What are the licenses between classical and hip hop

8  ……………. How are Manalapan and Madagascar the same

PRACTICE 2

Carreplete the blanks with words that show companies ar contrast Use the works in the last

sein. Some words may be used more than once. Don’t forget to add ons where necessary.

in contrast to    while             difference         however 

A

Landline phones and cell phones are devices used for communicating with people in other

places. The biggest1 …………………between a landline phone and a mobile phone is

cheta a landline phone stays in one place 2………………….a mobile phone cam

goes everywinere. A landline phone always stays in your home or office. A mobile phone.

3……………………….can go wherever you go. There is a disadvantage to this. You always

I know where your landline phone is on your desk on the kitchen wall by the bed or

wherever you keep it 4

a landline phone, a mobile phone is easily

misplaced.

Alike      similar to              just as                 both

B

A restaurant is a place where you order food and it is brought to your table. A cafeteria is

5…………………….a restaurant, except that in a cafeteria you serve yourself. There are

several ways in which a restaurant and a cafeteria are 6……………………….In

7……………………………..places you can eat a good meal without cooking it yourself. In a

Restaurant you select your meal from a menu. In a cafeteria you can also choose your meal

from among several different possibilities, 8 ———–.in a restaurant. Finally, in

9 …………………..a restaurant and a cafeteria, you have to pay for what you eat.

AMERICAN cell or mobileBarisic misplaced

 PRACTICE 3

When you write a compare/contrast paragraph, you begin by defining one item un

comparing or contrasting it with the other item.

Read the paragraph below. Then on a separate sheet of paper write a passage comparing

and cars.

A greedy person is someone who wants more of what he or she already has. An

envious person is someone who wants what someone else has. For example, 1

may envy your car, but a greedy person will want a bigger car than you have plus

a big garage to put the car in.

GRAMMATICAL RANGE AND ACCURACY

In addition to good organization of ideas and a variety of vocabulary, a well-written essay has  Well-written sentences.it has a variety of sentences.it has a variety of sentence structure and sentence length that holds the reader’s interest and helps make the ideas clear. The restaurant naturally .correct grammatical structures are used.

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