Comparative and Superlative lesson
pre intermediate level
To provide clarification of comparatives and modifiers in the context of cities in the world
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of cities in Turkey
Procedure (47-60 minutes)
Students describe and compare the cities from the pictures shown. This will engage the students as well as set the context for the lesson.
For the Test (Practice) activity I will give the students an exercise in which the sentences will be in their incorrect form and I will ask them to correct them. I will tell the students that we are going to look at sentences about these cities, but there is something wrong with these sentences. Please correct these sentences. Then I will ask the students to do exercise two, which asks them to find the comparative forms based on exercise 1. Then I will pass out an answer key and as I am monitoring during the activity I will be able to determine if I need to teach comparatives as well as modifiers or just modifiers. I will pick out a couple questions that I noticed the students struggling with and we will go over them.
If I notice that the students did not learn or forgot comparative forms, I will teach them along with their use. I will put a sentence from the activity on the board and I will ask them what the comparative in the sentence is. Then I will ask them if there is a big or a small difference between the two and how do they know. I will ask them,"Which word in this sentence tells you that?" Then hopefully they will point to the modifier. I will then clarify the language. I will put a Cline on the board and ask the students where the words, slightly, a little, far, and much will go in relation to their difference.
The students will be given an activity where they will be asked to fill in the blanks. I will check to see if the students are using the correct form of the comparatives as well as the modifiers.
I will pair the students and ask them to compare the cities which they are from which each other. I will ask them whose city is bigger? Whose city is more modern? Whose city is more crowded?
I will have feedback and ask the students where there partner was trying to sell them in Turkey. I will pick apart some sentences I heard during the freer practice and do an error correction