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TP-4 | -ed and -ing adjectives & some verbal phrases
Intermediate level


In this lesson, the students will have practised the use of -ed and -ing adjectives. They will have also practised some verbal phrases as well as listening for detail and semi-controlled speaking.


Abc Slides TP-4
Abc Hand-out with gap-fill exercise and phrasal verb tasks (1 sheet, 2 pages)

Main Aims

  • To practise the use of -ed and -ing adjectives (controlled practise and semi-controlled speaking).

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practise listening for detail in the context of phrasal verbs


Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set tone for introduction of -ed and -ing adjectives

Slide with 8 images meant to display the following: Interested / bored / frustrated / tired / disappointed / frightened / depressed / excited elicit this vocabulary as well as some of the -ING adjectives where appropriate, e.g. a disappointing present / a frightening movie / a boring meeting

Pre-reading / vocabulary (4-6 minutes) • To highlight the list of -ed/-ing adjectives and to explain the form and meaning

Display list of 8 -ed and the corresponding -ing adjectives. Check meaning/understanding; explain the form/usage.

Controlled practise (9-10 minutes) • To have students use the correct form in a gap-fill exercise

Instruct SS to fill in the gaps by using the correct adjective (page 1); SS work individually PW to check the answers Demonstrate speaking task PW to ask each other questions / give detailed answers

Pre-listeing (3-4 minutes) • To introduce the verbal phrases used in the listening task

Show the phrasal verbs and have students match them Ask SS a few questions related to these phrasal verbs to check understanding

Listening task (10-12 minutes) • Students practise listening for detail

Ex. 5b) Instructions --------------- RE-GROUP SS SS to read the 7 tips before listening to the programme; PW to check answers Ex. 5c) SS listen again and write down the answers; PW to check; monitor Answer key (slide)

Round-up (TIME PERMITTING!) (3-4 minutes) • Time permitting, additional discussion on the content of the programme

SS can discuss in groups whether or not they agree with what the psychologist recommends

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