Robert Spoden Robert Spoden

TP 2
Elementary level


Ss learn how to describe people by using adjectives. First, a brief review of popular adjectives is carried out, followed by a listening exercise to get Ss acquainted with their use in everyday language. A lesson on form follows, with emphasis on where adjectives belong in speech. After that Ss get to apply their newly acquired skills in describing a setting in an airport, followed by listening to a recording of someone describing certain people to look for at an airport.


Main Aims

  • To introduce / review and give practice in appearance adjectives and their opposites in the context of a tour group

Subsidiary Aims

  • To review and give Ss time for freer practice using appearance adjectives in their speech
  • To give Ss opportunity to practice listening for gist and specific details in a real-world situation


Warmer (5-6 minutes) • Pique Ss' interest in change in context and focus

Put comparisons slide up, see if Ss know how to describe the people using appearance adjectives. Write any such adjectives Ss come up with on the board.

Vocabulary Exercise (8-9 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Give instructions. Distribute WS Ss match the adjectives in the box to the pictures and complete the sentences Ss listen to recording 1.43 and check their answers. Repeat recording as needed Peer check Nominate Ss to read each sentence.

vocabulary exercise 2 (5-6 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Write some appearance adjectives on the WB Instruct Ss to put these adjectives in their proper category. Pass out WS Ss work in groups, copying appearance adjectives from WB to correct category on WS. Nominate Ss for answers

Grammar exercise (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Instructions given, WS passed out. Ss work in groups to fill WS Nominate a strong S for demo. In demo: S says a name T asks a question, "Is he a handsome film star?" S answers yes or no... Ss work in pairs

Listening exercise (13-15 minutes) • to provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Ss are put into pairs Picture of the man and woman are put up After a couple minutes, elicit descriptive adjectives and phrases from Ss Ss answer the following questions: Where is Brian? What does the woman talk to him about? Play recording 1.43 - Elicit answers to questions, repeat recording if necessary. Put up slide of four people. Ask Ss to Match the names of the people to the correct slide Play recording Solicit answers

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