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Comparatives and Superlatives

Date: Nov 12 2010

Themes: Family

Grammar: Comparatives and Superlatives


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Wouldn’t it be cool to have a twin? You could play tricks on your friends and teachers by swapping places with your twin. You and your twin could wear matching outfits, ride a two-person bicycle, date other twins…The possibilities for fun seem almost endless.

There is just something fascinating about twins, especially if they are identical. Typically, twins have an incredibly close bond, since they share so many of the same experiences, starting before they’re even born. Some twins are even said to have a psychic connection.

Dale and Jeff have both known twins. Find out what kind of a bond they shared.



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Dale:  Hey Jeff, do you know any twins at all?

Jeff:  Yeah, a couple good friends of mine from way back are twins. They’re not identical. They’re fraternal twins.

Dale:  Did they have that twin connection back in the day? They say that most twins can actually kind of communicate with each other by using their mind.

Jeff:  I don’t know about that. They’re both weird, but that could just be from coming from the same parents.

Dale:  Do they have a bond that’s kind of different from all the other siblings that you’ve seen?

Jeff:  I guess, I mean they shared the same experiences growing up at the same time. They’re pretty different actually, I don’t know, compared to other twins, like identical twins.

Dale:  Do you know any identical twins at all?

Jeff:  I do actually, yeah.

Dale:  And what do you think about them?

Jeff:  They definitely have a closer bond. They’re sisters, so maybe that’s a factor, too. But…

Dale:  Would you like to have a twin? Would you want to be a twin?

Jeff:  Well, it’d be nice to have somebody to share the same emotions with, maybe kind of as a form of support.

Dale:  Someone who looks just like you.

Jeff:  We could play some tricks on people.


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Both Jeff and Dale have known people who were twins. Jeff had good friends growing up who were fraternal, or non-identical, twins. He also knows some identical twin sisters. He says that the identical sisters were closer than the fraternal twin brothers, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that identical twins are always closer than fraternal twins.

Dale is curious about twins that share an intense bond. Some twins are even said to have a psychic connection. They not only look alike, they can also read each other’s thoughts and finish each other’s sentences.

Do you know any twins? Do they share an extra-close bond? Would you like to have a twin yourself?



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I think twins are very funny!!! I had dating with one some years ago…ahahaha

People if you want to laugh.. see that movie, it’s about twins… so so funny!!!!




01:02 AM May 08 2011 |

Tasnim Noha


I've never met good twins…thouse whome i've met are EVIIIL

03:09 PM Mar 01 2011 |


Palestinian Territory, Occupied

  i hope to have  twins (inshalah )

10:06 PM Feb 03 2011 |




Oh yeah I know a couple of twin girls :) They workout in the same gym that I work and it is cool to see them…They are pretty seemed but I can see some differences between them hehe :)

Yeah I can realize they share many things,for instance they always hang out together…When I was young I wanted to have a twin brother to play some tricks on people and on girls hihihiLaughing

11:40 PM Jan 29 2011 |




Some years ago I known two identical sisters twins, but they had personalities so diferent, and they didn't share some bond, I think. I think could be good to have a twin brother, but I'm  certain that ours personalities would be so diferent too, nobody is like nobody..

01:13 PM Dec 12 2010 |



twins is a gift and miracle from god to know how great he is, yes i think to have a twin looks like u it would be so amazing but it will make some problems to both of u cause people can't separate between u hhhhhhhh 

11:57 PM Nov 17 2010 |




I am a twin :-) 

09:30 PM Nov 17 2010 |



I am not a close friend of any twins so I do not feel like I am able to talk about their bond. I have a 19 year old sister with whom I have a very extra-close bond and connection. I do not believe that you have to be a twin to be psychologically connected to. I believe that a strong and meaningful relationship full of love and comprehension is essential to have this kind of special connection.  

Finally, I would not like to have a twin myself becouse I do not feel comfortable with the fact that there is someone exactly like me. 

09:14 PM Nov 17 2010 |




I would like to have a twin …....... If I had one I always was playing a trick.. hehe 

03:40 PM Nov 17 2010 |

Mariana Navarrina


I'd like to have twins.. We unable do all things together, and any twins really have a connection. 

12:55 AM Nov 17 2010 |



United States

I have twin nephews and they are a handful but so fascinating to watch as they grow and develop a unique bond with each other.

07:54 PM Nov 16 2010 |




nice .

03:31 PM Nov 16 2010 |




i'd like to have a twin girlfriend !!!

05:47 AM Nov 16 2010 |

Nicte ha

Nicte ha



Have  someone here thought abt the mother????



02:49 PM Nov 15 2010 |




I don't know any twins,but  I would like to be a twin, because there is another one would grow up with me at the same time and we can share all the experiences in our life. I would not be lonely during I grow up. we can wear each other's clothes, our family and friends might confuse if we look alike.

12:12 AM Nov 15 2010 |




i would be cool on the other hand it would be boring i think.

but being in contac with twins is ok ;) 

11:24 PM Nov 14 2010 |

Vinni Lima

Vinni Lima


I know two sisters, they are twins ! and I love one of them, I really wanna marry her, I can say it here because she doesn't use english baby .. haha!


I wouldn't like to have a twin, I wouldn't like to wake up in the morning and see my face in another person, It would be awful !!!!

08:30 PM Nov 14 2010 |

MeMe different

Saudi Arabia

I do not have twins but i would like to have . It will be nice

05:53 PM Nov 14 2010 |




actually i have a sis but we are not twins ,lot of ppl think that we are. even i' m older then her hehe , and  we have  kind of connection with each other, one day :$ we played a  trick ,one day i was sick  , so she wents to study in my class , it was fun , but i was really afraid if someone knows about  her , but  greatfuly , no one knew that she was my sisXDD

anyways i like twins ,hope that one day i will have a cute twins hehe :D

04:40 PM Nov 14 2010 |



United Kingdom

trust me it's a wonderful life with twins i saw my friend's twins they are awsome i really wanna have them one day well when i get ready XD

03:52 PM Nov 14 2010 |

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