TP 2 Intermediate level
Main Aim: To provide Ss with clarification/review and practice with gradable and extreme adjectives in the context of exciting situations.
Sub Aim: To give Ss practice in speaking for fluency
Procedure (22-31 minutes)
I am going to use the sentence'' This is absolutely incredible'' line 31 from Mike's blog: deadmike.com, in the previous lesson, as a brief introduction to my lesson.
I will elicit the general meaning of the word good Draw a cline on the board, brainstorming, ask the students to place the words: fairly good, good, very good, excellent, supper on the cline. Show the students a picture of scaled word: tasty and explain how to grade the the word tasty. Explain the difference between gradable and non-gradable adjectives. Give a handout of the exercise 1 and get the students to work in pairs to look at the adverbs in the box and the sentences in the table and answers the questions a), 1,2,3,4.
Go through the questions with the class. As they work out their answers, encourage them to say the sentences aloud so they get the a feel for what sounds right. Make sure everyone's clear on the answer to each question before moving on to the next one.
Go through the adjectives with the class and make sure that everyone understands them. Then i will ask the Ss to work individually to match the pairs of adjectives with a similar meaning. I will explain that in each pair, one adjective will be gradable and the other non-gradable. Ask Ss to work in pairs to try to put them in a table in the appropriate columns. Allow them to compare in pairs before checking with the class.
check the answers with the whole class : Gradable: angry, surprised, hot, cold, dirty, exciting, tired, interesting, frightened, funny, pretty. Non-gradable: furious, astonishing, boiling, freezing, filthy, thrilling, exhausted, fascinating, terrified, hilarious, gorgeous. Explain the difference between adjectives ending in ''ed'' describing a feeling. Those ending in describe the things or a person that cause this feeling.