Assessed TP7 - World Records (superlatives)
Beginners, A1 level
To provide clarification of the superlative adjectives in the context of world records
To provide controlled and semi-controlled speaking practice to improve accuracy and fluency
Procedure (34-45 minutes)
T posts a picture of the map of the world on the top right-hand corner of the board and then refers sts to the pictures they used for the reading text (with Eda) eliciting that the topic is still world records.
T refers to the pictures in the following order: C, B, D, E, A, and for each picture elicits the idea and a sentence containing the superlative, e.g. "Octavio and Adriana had the longest engagement in the world". T concept checks ideas using the map. He asks students, e.g. "how long were they engaged?" "67 years". T points at a random spot on the world map and asks "Here: a John and Liza - engagement 70 years. Yes/no/maybe?" "No" "Why no?" "because Octavio and Adraina had the longest engagement in the world". T drills pron highlighting the stressed syllable and the pronunciation of the superlative inflection "est". T write up the sentences for the pictures one by one, as done with picture C, analysing form. T says other adjectives and nominates to different sts to come to the board to make it in the superlative. T elicits an example noun (Ebru) for the superlative adjective (the thinnest in the class). This last procedure should serve as a demonstration for the next activity.
T chests HOs containing adjectives and tells students to make then in the superlative form. T reads out the 1st example and elicits the answer. T then gives sts HOs and 3 minutes to do task. T monitors to make sure sts use "the" T asks sts to compare in pairs and then gives out answer key.
T points at India and mimes "crowded" trying to elicit the word. If sts don't know it, T says the word, concept checks it by asking CCQs and eliciting examples (from different sts) and then drills the pron. T follows the same procedure for the words: large, crowded, safe, common, near, young, population, stars, Equator All words are written in the vocabulary division of the WB, at the left.
T chests the quiz and tells sts they need to complete the sentences using the adjective provided but in the superlative form. T ICQs the task, clarifying they shouldn't answer the quiz questions (a, b, c) yet. T sets 2 minutes. T monitors and helps if needed. T asks sts to compare in pairs. T gets FB and checks answers. Then, T divides the class into two or three teams, telling them they have only 2 minutes to agree on answers to the questions. T gets FB from teams recording their scores on the board and giving the right answers. T and sts agree on the winning team.
T chests HO and explain that sts need to write only one word in each circle, about the label above. T demonstrates and clarifies (with ICQs) that sts should only write about one adjective, e.g. either oldest or youngest, but not both. T gives sts 3 minutes to write words. T gets the class to mingle to find out about others. T notes any mistakes in grammar for later error correction T gets feedback from different sts