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Elementary level


In this lesson, the students learn about superlative forms of the adjectives in the context of world records.The lesson starts with a quiz about Guinness World Records. This is followed by a reading text where the students are exposed to the target language. After that, the students discover the spelling rules of the superlatives by doing fill-in the blank exercises. Then there is some controlled practice through jumbled sentences and semi-controlled practice about describing oceans. Finally, there is a speaking activity as a free practice.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of Superlative form of the adjectives in the context of world records

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide scan reading practice using a text about world records.
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of world records


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The lesson starts with a quiz about Guinness World Records. T hands out the quiz which is in the form of multiple choice and the students try to guess the records of the given things.

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T hands out the text in which the students can find the correct answers of the quiz. The students compare their answers with the text and see if they were able to make accurate guesses.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T highlights the superlatives from the text and asks the students if they know where we use them.

Clarification (6-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T asks three students to come to the board and asks the other students to identify the tallest one.Then the students complete the table on their worksheets with the superlative forms of the adjective by looking at the bold words on the text. After that, the students compare their answers with each other.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

The students fill in the blanks in the worksheet which is about the spelling rules of superlatives. Following this, T hands out the jumbled sentences and asks the students to put the given words into the correct order in order to make sentences. The students work in two groups and try to unscramble the sentences. Then they check their sentences with each other.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

T hands out the 'Geographic World Records' worksheet. The students make superlative sentences about the four oceans in the pictures. Then they check their answers in pairs.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T hands out the speaking cards. The students work in pairs and each pair gets one card. The students ask questions to their partners using the cards they have, in the form of 'Who is the ....... student in the class?'

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