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Comparatives and Superlatives

Date: Jul 20 2011

Themes: Hobbies

Grammar: Comparatives and Superlatives


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Scientists learn about early man from the pictures he left on cave walls. Markings on the walls of modern cities can tell you about them and the people who live there too.

There are all sorts of graffiti. Gangs like to write words on buildings and structures to mark their territory. Artists without a place to show their work paint pictures on the side of the road using spray paint. Some graffiti artists become well-known and later sell their works. But graffiti is illegal and expensive for people to clean up or paint over.

There is a lot of graffiti in Ella’s neighborhood. Listen to her talk about it with Jason.



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Ella:  So there’s tons of graffiti in my neighborhood, and I’m actually a fan, but I feel kind of disappointed because it’s not artistic and they’re just tags.

Jason:  Oh man. I see, I see. So you’re glad that there’s people in your neighborhood who are interested in graffiti but they’re not terribly good at it.

Ella:  Yeah, exactly. I mean, when you go to Amsterdam or London it’s just like beautiful works of art that people actually put time and effort into, and you’re not gonna get worried about being arrested for it, you know. But here I feel like you only have like five seconds to make your move, and then it’s just not very creative and it’s more a mark of your territory.

Jason:  Is graffiti not illegal in other places? I thought it was illegal everywhere.

Ella:  I don’t know. I don’t know about the legality of it, but I remember seeing people do spray painting during the middle of the day, and they were just taking their time, when I was in Europe. So I thought that was pretty neat, ‘cause you’ll never, ever see that out here in the United States.

Jason:  Yeah, I think legally there isn’t really a distinction between, you know, like a beautiful piece with multiple colors, and just like, words.

Ella:  The newest type of graffiti is this crochet art. I’ve seen someone act like a homeless person, and they were just kinda knitting. And then when no one’s looking they’ll just stand up and crochet this little scarf around a pole and then run away.

Jason:  That is an interesting type of graffiti. That is a lot more interesting than a random word on a wall. I look forward to seeing some crochet graffiti.


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Ella sees a lot of graffiti in her neighborhood. She likes graffiti when it is creative or artistic, but she doesn’t like graffiti that is just people’s names. The graffiti in her neighborhood is just tags.

Ella says that she’s seen beautiful graffiti in other countries. Jason wonders if graffiti is illegal everywhere. He says that all types of graffiti are illegal in the US, whether it’s creative or not.

Jason learns about a new type of graffiti from Ella. It’s called crochet art. It’s when someone makes a little scarf and puts it up in a public place. Jason thinks that sounds like an interesting type of graffiti.

Is there a lot of graffiti where you live? Do you think graffiti is ugly or artistic?



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It’s an art to exprime what we can’t do and it’s so nice :) 

07:32 PM Jul 20 2011 |


United States

Griffiti is the passion for all those who always keep dreeaming about something .

There are many peopel who do it for money to place it on wall for promotion purpose.

07:26 PM Jul 20 2011 |

Miss Fabulous


graffiti is art in my neighborhood there is this sentence in graffiti: “dont they know that grafitti cant be stopped?”

i think its pretty cool and points out the truth

06:30 PM Jul 20 2011 |



Russian Federation

The graffiti in my neighborhood look like at some words. For example this: “I was here” or “Tanja I love you”.  :)))

12:38 PM Jul 20 2011 |

reuben amos



12:20 PM Jul 20 2011 |




Somewhere of Thailand have a lot of graffiti, For here it’s illegal, Sometime I seen a good of graffiti is creative, But almost of them is a mark of territory.It’s ugly and dirty.

10:56 AM Jul 20 2011 |

Omar alsaqqaf


actually we don’t have such art in our country….but we have some tags (ugly tags) in my opinion I think people who do tags have what we call it inferiority complex that push them to do that because they need people to remember or mention them …I like a quote that say ( I never saw most ridiculous than those who write their names in walls for immortality)


08:24 AM Jul 20 2011 |




it’s bad tredation and tme gues who do like this are bad

and never mind about people feels ..

08:16 AM Jul 20 2011 |




Graffiti is certainly artistic and it can to be cpmpared with works of well-known painters of the past as well as present times, especially when you look at 3D works on the ground.This type of graffiti impresses me the most. Unfortunately in my city people just mark the buildings…showing just their tags.

07:29 AM Jul 20 2011 |




I’m not a fan of graffity, though there are some great artists in this genre to  admire. I think there should be special places for graffity artists to express themselves, but not in the centre of the sity

06:42 AM Jul 20 2011 |



It is good if your city’s selected wall painted systematically by cultural paintings which are identity of your city or country.

it is artistic if systematically otherwise ugly

04:58 AM Jul 20 2011 |




I don’t know anything about artist, but I do repect it. And I really like the grffiti in order, such as the one on the shoes, on the t-shirt, on the wall, that’s really cool. And the cartoon one’s is really lovely!

But I don’t like the one which is so messy, it’s ugly and I think that influence the envoirment~ ;0

01:50 AM Jul 20 2011 |



it’s cool

12:12 AM Jul 20 2011 |

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