Ahmed Nouri Ahmed Nouri

Ahmed nouri
TP 2 Intermediate level


Vocabulary, The students will learn how to use adverbs with gradable and non-gradable adjectives.


Abc New Inside Out – SsBk – U2, p13, Vocabulary ex1-3, Pronunciation ex1-2, Speaking ex1-2
Abc Feedback

Main Aims

  • Main Aim: To provide Ss with clarification/review and practice with gradable and extreme adjectives in the context of exciting situations.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Sub Aim: To give Ss practice in speaking for fluency
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Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

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.

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading.

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.

Feedback (5-7 minutes) • Check the students answers of Ex1

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.

Useful Language (5-7 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for EX 2

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.

Feedback and Error Correction (5-7 minutes) • To provide feedback on students;s use of language

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.

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