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Bigger than an elephant !
Beginners level


In this lesson students will learn about comparative degree adjectives.The adjectives will be introduced in the context of a song. The action verbs spice up the session.


Abc pictures of animals
Abc Work sheet handouts
Abc crafts handouts
Abc Grammar flash cards

Main Aims

  • To introduce the comparative degree adjectives so that they can compare different animals

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide freer practice of comparative adjectives within a written context.


Warmer/Exposure (4-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Set the scene. Divide the class into pairs.Give each pair a picture and a name. Play the song, whenever they hear their names they have to stand up and show the picture. Play the audio for a second time. This time I provide the pairs with a mimicry related to that animal and ask them whenever they hear their names to perform that mimicry.

Highlighting (4-6 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Look at the lion It's strong. Look at the bear. The bear is strong too, Which one is stronger? The bear is stronger than the lion. Look at the elephant. It's big. Look at the kangaroo ,It's big too. Which one is bigger? The elephant is bigger than a kangaroo.Which one is smaller? Look at the turtle. Look at the rabbit. Which one is slower? Which one is faster? Look at the tiger. Look at the monkey. Which one is wilder?

Clarification (4-6 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Stronger than, bigger than, smaller than, faster than, slower than,wilder than Clarify the meaming of the unknown ones.Eg: wild Write the form in a sentence and clarify the meaning. A tiger is wilder than an elephant.

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Which one is-------? A/an-------or a/an------ In pairs students ask and answer about different animals.

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

Ss are given a written task to do in groups. smaller- bigger- wilder- slower- stronger- faster- than- than Use the words to complete the sentences. The teacher sets an example. A lion is ---------- than a cat. A tiger is--------- than an elephant. A turtle is----- than a rabbit. An ant is ----- than a frog. A bear is -------- -------- a lion. A rabbit is----- ----- a kangaroo.

Free Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

The ss are given pics of 2 animals. They have to cut their heads and stick to another one's body and come up with a new imaginary animal. Name that animal and write a sentence about it comparing it with a real one.Give an example using Lizzie. While doing the activity the song is at the background.

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