Kristina Oz Kristina Oz

Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson students will be exposed to a modifier quite and practice it in the context of lotterıes. The class will end with its sub-aim of speaking practice.


Abc PPP slides
Abc Semi controlled exercise
Abc Personality test
Abc Controlled exercise

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of the modifier quite in the context of lottery

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of luckiness


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

What was the text about? -- Lotteries Have you ever won a lottery? Story about me winning the lottery last year. "I felt quite lucky" - eliciting the meaning of quite

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

1) Instructıons on PPP: Work individually. Look at the text and find examples of "quite" 2) monitor and decide 3) FB Elicit the meaning & form If they have the main idea clarify only the gradable and ungradable part, have them read the rest on the PPP slides and pass on to the semi-controlled exercise

Teach (10-12 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

Introduce gradable vs ungradable adjectives Go over the necessary PPP slides Use CCQs: Why do we need the modifier 'quıte'? -- to intensify or weaken the adjective or verb ıt precedes Give me some examples of gradable and ungradable adjectives. How does a modifier 'quıte' affect each? Give me some examples of quantifiers? --a lot, a bit,some How does a modifier 'quite' affect them? What should we pay the most attention to? - the context and the stress

Test #2 (8-15 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

Choose whether to use both tests or just the semi-controlled one

Free practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

1) Instructions: Grade yourself on the scale from 1 to 5 5-you totally agree, 1 - you completely disagree 2)Give out the personality test and give a few minutes 3) Collect the tests and let each choose one out of the pile 4) İnstructions on PPP: Use the modifier "quite" to describe the person to your partner 5)Monitor and do some delayed error-correction on WB 6) FB

Speaking (10-15 minutes) • To practice fluent speaking

1) Instructions on the PPP: Find the person and find out why does he/she feel lucky/unlucky? Why does he/she like playing lottery? Why does/doesn't he/she think that the chances of winning a lottery are very small? 2) Feedback

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