MR.FRITH：I like this television very much. How much does it cost?
ASSISTANT：It's the most expensive model in the shop. It costs five hundred pounds.
MRS. FRITH：That's too expensive for us. We can't afford all that money.
ASSISTANT：This model's less expensive than that one. It's only three hundred pounds. But, of course, it's not as good as the expensive one.
MR. FRITH: I don't like the model. The other model's more expensive, but it's worth the money.
MR. FRITH: Can we buy it on instalments?
ASSISTANT：Of course. You can pay a deposit of thirty pounds, and then fourteen pounds a month for three years.
MR. FRITH：Do you like it, dear?
MRS. FRITH：I certainly do, but I don't like the price. You always want the best, but we can't afford it. Sometimes you think you're a millionaire!
MR.FRITH：Millionaires don't buy things on instalments!
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。
model n. 模型
afford v. 付得起（钱）
deposit n. 预付定金
instalment n. 分期付款
price n. 价格
millionaire n. 百万富翁
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.
六、lesson 112 练习答案
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.