To provide clarification and practice of comparatives in the context of geography
To provide practice of writing while using comparatives
Procedure (35-47 minutes)
T gives instructions for the folded HO: "Here's some sentences about places to live. Check off the box if the sentence is true for Turkey. Work alone." T then passes out HO to Ss and monitors to make sure they have understood instructions. After a few minutes, T tells Ss to "think about Italy and then unfold the paper. Read the sentences and write which country, Turkey or Italy, is that description." T then gives an example for the first question: 'Which country is warmer?' Ss will work alone but then compare their answers in pairs
T uses examples of the adjectives from the warmer/lead-in to introduce the explanation of comparatives: warmer, more expensive, better, cleaner, friendlier. T will teach about short word comparatives: --We add -r to adjectives ending in -e...safe = safer --we double the final consonant and add -er to adjectives ending in vowel + consonant in a single syllable word: big = bigger, hot = hotter T will teach about long word comparatives: "the endings of longer adjectives stay the same. we do not add an -er. Instead, we add 'more' or 'less' before the adjective." expensive = more expensive, beautiful = more beautiful T will teach about irregular verb comparatives: good = better, bad = worse, far = farther T will pass out comparatives chart, which explains to Ss the form and will help them with the tasks
T will give instructions for the next HO. "Here's a chart with adjectives. You will work alone and fill in the comparative. The first one is filled out for you as an example." T will the pass out HO and monitor the Ss. WC will check answers by Ss filling the answers on the WB
T will introduce writing sentences with comparatives using "than." Subject + verb + comparative + than + object pronoun
T gives instructions for Ss to read 2 facts and then write a sentence using the comparative form of the adjective. T passes out HO and monitors Ss.
T will put Ss into 2 or 3 groups (depending on the class size). Then T will explain instructions: "I will give you a pile of comparatives. BUT not all of them are correct. I will write an adjective on the WB and one person from your group will run up and give me the correct comparative. The group that puts the correct comparative up first gets one point." T will ask CCQ's to see if Ss understand instructions and then begin the game. T will write a mark on the WB for the team the gets each round correct.