课文详注 Further notes on the text
1．buy on instalments，以分期付款的方式购买。
I have bought this house on instalments.
2．…and then fourteen pounds a month for three years．……然后每月14镑，3年付清。
语法 Grammar in use
形容词的比较形式有3种：较高比较级(more expensive, the most expensive)；较低比较级(less expensive, the least expensive) ；平级比较级 (as expensive as)。
The green apple is as sweet as the red one.
The policeman is as tall as the policewoman.
The white knife is as sharp as the black one.
I don't know as many people as you do.
Robert is not as old as he looks.
The blue car is not as clean as the red car.
词汇学习 Word study
She can't afford a new coat.
We are not rich enough to afford a car.
I feel I can' t afford any more time on this project.
We can't afford such enormous fees.
He put down a deposit on the house yesterday.
You'll have to pay a deposit of ＄ 60 to reserve the room
We were advised to deposit our valuables in the bank safe
I deposited ＄ 1,500 on a new car.
练习答案 Key to written exercises
1 This book is cheap, but that one is cheaper.
2 This book is expensive, but that one is more expensive.
3 This question is easy, but that one is easier.
4 This question is difficult, but that one is more difficult.
1 Is the policeman as tall as the policewoman?
No, he isn't. The policeman isn't as tall as the policewoman.
2 Is the man as short as the woman?
No, he isn't. The man isn't as short as the woman.
3 Is the boy as old as the girl?
No, he isn't. The boy isn't as old as the girl.
4 Is the red pencil as blunt as the green pencil?
No, it isn' t. The red pencil isn't as blunt as the green pencil.
5 Is the blue car as clean as the red car?
No, it isn't. The blue car isn't as clean as the red car.
6 Is the woman as fat as the man?
No, she isn't. The woman isn't as fat as the man.
1 No, it isn't . It is more expensive.
It's the most expensive radio I've ever seen.
2 No, he isn't. He is more intelligent.
He's the most intelligent person I've ever met.
3 No, it isn't. It is more interesting.
It's the most interesting book I've ever read.
4 No, it isn't. It is less difficult.
It's the least difficult test I've ever done.