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A trip to Thailand
Elementary A 2 level


In this lesson, students will learn about comparatives through a reading text about two different cities in Thailand. They will read about the two places and use them to practice using comparitives.


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice of comparative adjectives through a reading and grammar exercises.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of adjectives in the context of comparing two cities and to read and skim for gist information and to scan for specific information in order to understand how the two places in the text have been compared.


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

- Students play the game called 'adjectives bingo'

Exposure (1-3 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through pictures, a text or situation

- Pictures shows the pictures of the two different holidays. - T asks the question ' What do you know about Thailand?' - T will compare the two and elicit the word 'compare' if possible. A few example comparatives can be used.

Highlighting (5-8 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

- The students read about the two cities in Thailand for the gist to decide upon which place they think is a better holiday place. - The students talk about their choice in pairs. - The students scan the text to decide if the statements comparing the two places are true or false. Only one sentence is false. - The students work individually then check in pairs. - During FB students will be asked to justify their answers

Clarification (8-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

- The students will be given a chart to complete in the form of guided discovery. - T elicits the words "syllable, vowel letter and consonant letter." - T points out the usage of 'than' - The first example will be gone over as a WC then students will look at the previous true/false comparative sentences to guide them to discover the rules used to form comparative adjectives. - The students will check their answers in pairs. - WC feedback. - T clarifies the meaning of comparatives with CCQS. - T drills sentences with noun + comparative adjective + than + noun to show sentence stress. - If necessary and time allows, teacher presents the ppt presentation

Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

- The students fill in the gaps using the adjectives in their comparative form. - The students do peer-check. - WC feedback.

Free Practice (7-12 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

-T puts the students in groups. - The students will use the adjectives for comparing the given pictures in the ppt presentation. - T set a time limit for each slide. - The students will use as many comparative adjectives as they can to compare the pictures.

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