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Comparatives
Elementary level

Description

In this lesson Ss revise comparatives within the context of travelling. The lesson begins with a revision of adjectives. Ss do a mini travel quiz which is followed by a listening activity. Then they revise comparatives forms through guided discovery and practice it. At the end of the lesson Ss play domino,which serves as a speaking activity.

Materials

Abc Comparatives HO
Abc Travel Quiz HO
Abc Domino game cards
Abc Audio Track
Abc Adjective matching answer key
Abc Comparasion photos

Main Aims

  • To provide review and practice of comparatives in the context of travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in the context of travel

Procedure

Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set the broader context-holiday- and engage students

Warmer: Tell its very hot and you want to be in sea now. Ask if anybody needs holiday. Show the picture of Antalya. Elicit hot. Show the picture of hammock. Elicit comfortable. Show the picture of riverside. Elicit quiet. Show the picture of ─░stiklal. Elicit crowded. Mime, sound-effect plane, train. Elicit fast, slow. Show Ferrari. Elicit expensive. Elicit as many adjectives as possible to check Ss' knowledge.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide travel context through mini travel quiz and audio track

Give folded quiz ws and asks Ss to match the adjectives with their opposites. (2 min.) Give answer key. Tell Ss they will find their perfect travel partners. Give the quiz. Set time limit (2 min). Once finished Ss compare their answers with their partners. (1 min.) Tell them they are going to listen to two people doing the quiz. As they listen, they need to find if these people are good travel partners or not. Elicit the answers. (3 min.)

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of comparative forms through guided discovery

Give folded Comparatives HO. Mark the sentences and give instructions for the first part. Ss work in pairs. When they finish, do WCFB and guide Ss to the 'form' part. After finishing form part, elicit clues for their answers. Clarify the necessary points on WB.

Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice.

Pass the comparision photos. Demo and start the chain. There will be two images to compare. Ss will get the pictures one by one, make a sentence to compare two images and pass it to the next Ss. This will go on until everybody buils sentences for each picture. Monitor closely and do error-correction on the spot.

Semi-Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Tell Ss to turn back to Comparatives WS. They work individually. Set time limit (5 min.) Once they finish, give the answer key. Ss check with their partners.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of comparatives through dominoes game in order to make them produce the target language fluently

Divide class into groups of 4-5. Give each group a set of domino cards. Give instructions and demo. Use ICQs. In turns , players discard their dominoes by placing them next to one of the two ends of the domino on the desk, provided that they can either find a plausible comparision in a correct sentence. It is the group who decides whether a given sentence is acceptible or not. The first player to discard all her/his cards will be the winner of the group.

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