Mihriban Mihriban

Vocabulary lesson- strong adjectives
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn about strong adjectives related to a teacher made story. They will be introduced to the target vocabulary. After that, they will do some semi- controlled practice. In the production process students will be given some pictures related to the adjectives and asked to talk about them.


Abc Comprehension Questions Worksheet
Abc A warm up picture
Abc Pictures
Abc A story
Abc A clarification picture
Abc Student's Book page
Abc Speech Cards
Abc WB

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of strong adjectives in the context of a scary story.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a debate in the context of adjectives which mainly describe feelings.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show the students a picture from the movie 'Home Alone'. Ask them if they've ever watched this movie. Ask ss if they've ever been home alone and felt afraid.

Exposure (10-12 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Tell the students that I want to tell them a story which is about myself home alone. Give them the worksheets and ask them to read the questions before I start the story. After the story, give 5-8 minutes them to answer the questions and tell them check their answers with their partners.

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

Get the answers from the students by eliciting them. Write the possible answers on the WB. Ask the students what the strong forms of those adjectives are or what adjectives I've used in my story.

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

Stick the picture which shows the degree of strength on the board and ask ss to tell me in which end of the picture the adjectives should be. Ask concept checking questions to make the meanings clear. Do some drilling exercises. Write the words on the WB, elicit the stress on each word.

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

Ask the ss to do exercise 6A with their partners, listen and check their answers (6B).

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-6 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

SS ask the questions on the speech cards to each other and answer the questions using related target vocabulary.

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

Give each pair a set of pictures. Tell them to talk about the pictures with their partner, using the target vocabulary. Tell the students to come together and make a circle. This time, give each pair one picture and ask them to tell their ideas. After each pair talks about the picture, ask the other students ideas in the group and tell them to add one thing about the picture.

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