To provide review and practice of comparatives in the context of travel
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in the context of travel
Procedure (38-50 minutes)
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 İstiklal. Elicit crowded. Mime, sound-effect plane, train. Elicit fast, slow. Show Ferrari. Elicit expensive. Elicit as many adjectives as possible to check Ss' knowledge.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.