What's important to you? Part 1
To introduce & extend the Ss' knowledge of basic adjectives, their opposites, and how to use them in sentences through the context of describing personal possessions.
To give Ss practice in reading for specific information.
Procedure (44-67 minutes)
Use pictures pairs to elicit the adjectives which describe them. Make sure Ss know which word goes with with picture. Drill. Elicit that the words are adjectives and opposites.
Give Ss the picture handouts and "Tick the Adjectives you know" handout. In pairs/small groups Ss match the words with the pictures as opposites. Check w/c and drill where appropriate.
a) In pairs/small groups do workbook ex. 2 ("Adjectives with very" starting with "This is a very nice bag"). Feedback: deal with any questions and focus on word order. b) Check Ss know what "before," "after," and "plural" mean. c) Ss in pairs/small groups do student book ex. 2 ("Adjectives with very" starting with "She's old"). d) Do w/c feedback. e) Student book ex. 3 ("Make sentences with these words"). Ss work in pairs to order the exercises. Feedback.
Show the Ss the pictures of Sally & Bill. a) Elicit some things they can see in the picture. b) Ask Ss to guess what things are important to each person. c) Ss read the text and see if their ideas were correct. d) Ss peer-check; then w/c FB.
Give Ss ex. 4B & get them to read again& say if the sentences are true or false. Ss check in pairs, then take w/c FB. Ger Ss to correct false sentences.
Have 1/2 Ss (the guessers) cover eyes. Write an adjective on the board and ask other 1/2 of Ss to describe it to guessers by saying "It's the opposite of. . . . "