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Common adjectives, their grammatical positions to describe things and people.
Elementary-beginners level


In this lesson, sts learn the use of adjectives in the context of iconic aspects of the USA. SS will go on to practice using adjectives to describe people. Students will go on to a pronunciation focus on long and short vowel sounds.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of common adjectives, their grammatical position,colours,modifiers: quite/very/really in the context of iconic aspects of the USA

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a long and short vowel sounds


Warmer/Lead-in (10-15 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Check HW. Ask ss to complete exercise 1a individually. Check in pairs. Elicit answers and write on the board: red, white, blue. Complete exercise 1b in pairs. Ask students about the flags from their countries. Elicit and add colours to the list. Model and drill pronunciation. Write USA on the board. Elicit all that the ss think are typically American. Eg: Hollywood films, The White House, burgers etc. Can you use words to describe these. Eg: big burger. What do you see in the pictures? Write their answers on the board- nouns and adjectives separately.

Exposure (15-20 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through listening

page 152: VOCABULARY BANK- ADJECTIVES Focus of part 1.SS to do the exercise in pairs. Peer check and elicit. Focus on b. Drill pronunciation of the adjectives.

Useful Language (25-30 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Rules: 1.When we use an adjective with a noun, the adj goes before the noun: Its a big house. That's a tall building. 2. Adjectives don't change before a plural noun. I like green apples. NOT I like greens apples. 3. We use quite and very often before adjectives. She's very smart. She's quite smart. She isn't very smart.

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Focus on exercise 2B a on page 127.Work in pairs. Check answers. ss to read full sentences. 1b: organize as a game with word cards. One set of all sentences per table.

Feedback and Error Correction (10-15 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Pronunciation: 3a. Listen and repeat. finish with activity 3b. Delayed error correction, clarify doubts.

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