Mehrnoosh Mehrnoosh

Tp 3
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will be taught grammar, the order of adjectives, through presenting the language in meaningful context and practice it in some controlled and semi-controlled exercises and also a freer practice. I will maximize the learning by a fun game.


Abc game cards handout
Abc Gap-fill handout

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of order of adjectives in the context of celebrities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy in speaking by description in the context of celebrities


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

By using real objects in the classroom, I'll provide some examples and write them on the board to lead them to the concept of adjectives.

Grammar Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To introduce the taget language in a meaningful context and clarification through MFP

I put a picture of a chair on the board and try to write a sentence with the new structure by asking students and extract the answer from them. Then I'll some some CCQ. I try to write which kind of adjective each one is by asking some questions from students and then I will write the title of each adjective under it. Now I ask about the title of some other adjective to make sure that they have understood it (CCQ). Next I will write the grammar formula on the WB. They will be asked to repeat my example in whole class and individually.

Controlled Practice (4-8 minutes) • To practice what they have just learned

I am going to show the workbook page and ask them to the adjectives in the blanks in the correct order. I set the time and ask them to do it in pairs. Then ICQ will be tested. I give them handouts. I monitor them and I provide the correct answers on the board by the help of whole class. This is the feedback of the class. I show exercise 1 of the students' book and ask them to put adjectives in correct order. I model exercise 1 on the boar and set the time. They should fold the paper from the line the middle. After that, I check ICQ, give them the handouts and they will do it in the set time as I am monitoring them. They will check the answers in new pairs and finally unfold the paper and see the keys. We will just talk about the reason of the second exercise.

Semi-Controlled Practice (4-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

I explain them that they are going to write as many adjectives as possible that they can use to describe three people (film, music or sport star) in two minutes. I observe them to provide help.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To pracrtice freely the language structure they have learned

I will divide the class into two groups. One student will describe her celebrity to the other group and they should guess who he/she is. If they answer correctly, they will have a score. At the end, the group with them more score is the winner.

Whole Class Feedback as a Game (5-10 minutes) • To maximize learnig with a fun activity

I will group them in five and give each groups some face-down cards. One student in each group should choose one of the cards and throw a dice. He /she must say one to six adjectives depending on the number on the dice. I will model the activity first. Then I set the time, handout the cards and dice to each group. I take notes of their mistakes and at the end of the activity, write them on the board in the shape of some incorrect sentences and ask them to correct them. They will check their answers together and tell it to the class.

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