Basak Basak

Adjectives & Nouns (personality)
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about some personality adjectives with their noun forms through a text on star signs. The lesson starts with getting sts to talk about the relationship between the star signs and personal traits. Then a text on star signs is given to check their ideas. This is followed by matching exercise HO on some certain personality adjectives which are on the star sign text with their definitions. After concept checking questions, some drilling practice is done. Then a HO on finding the noun forms of those adjectives which are again on the star signs text is given. Finally there is a speaking practice asking sts to think about some perosnal traits that some certain jobs written on WB should have which enables sts to produce what they have learnt.


Abc A reading text

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of personality adjectives with their noun forms in the context of star signs

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of some certain personality adjectives with their noun forms through a reading text on star signs and a speaking activity


Warm-up (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The teacher greets the sts and reminds the topic of the first lesson by asking what his/her star sign is after telling when s/he was born. Then she reflects her star sign by the help of the projector. She also asks two sts’ when they were born and gets WC to guess their star signs. She shows the star signs with their timeline on a ppt unless sts have difficulty in guessing their peers’ star sign.

Personalisation (5-6 minutes) • To get sts to personalize the text

Teacher gets sts to think of three people they know closely and their star sign. She hands out the text on star signs and gets them to read those star signs and check if those personal traits are right for those people.

Matching Exercise (10-13 minutes) • To teach the meanings of the personality adjectives

Teacher gives instruction on coming HO by telling them there are 8 definitions on the right and 8 personality adjectives on the left and gets them to guess what tey are going to do. After handing out the exercise, she monitors them. Then she gets them to check their answers with their peers next to them. During WC FB, she asks concept checking questions and does drilling practice after each personality adjective.

Speaking Practice (2-3 minutes) • To highlight the personality adjectives in the text on star signs

Teacher asks some questions from the text on star signs by using the personality adjectives such as ‘Which star signs are skilled at communicating with people?’.

Gap-fill handout (7-9 minutes) • To teach noun forms of the personality adjectives

Teacher gives instruction on coming HO by telling them those are the adjectives that they have just learnt by pointing at the right part on the HO while chesting. Then she asks them to find their noun forms from the text on star signs.After PC, she gets WC FB together with some drilling practice.

Productive Tasks (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice personality adjectives together with their noun forms

Teacher writes four different jobs on WB and asks sts to discuss & decide what the most important qualities are for each job and explain the reasons in groups. Then she shows an example on ppt to help them give an idea. After they finish, she gets WC FB.

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