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Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
Elementary, Top notch 1 level


In this lesson, students will review comparative adjectives and learn how to compare people and things in a group with superlative adjectives. The lesson starts with a discussion for real-life confusion and students review comparative adjectives through a picture-itemized free practice. Then I revert to the above discussion once more and extend it for superlative adjectives by showing 2 pictures including three items separately. The pattern and appropriate examples for superlative adjectives will be written for students' information on the board accordingly and ask them to do Grammar Gooster as controlled practice. Finally interview game will be assigned for better comprehension of comparative and superlative.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of Superlative Adjectives in the context of brainstorm for birthday gift

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review and practice of Comparative Adjectives in the context of brainstorm for birthday gift


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will start the class with a short discussion for a real-life subject. I pretend that I am going to buy some gift for someone's birthday and ask students to give me an advice in this regard.

Test #1 (5-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

I will show two pictures including 2 items and ask them to compare the related items with their own adjectives by asking "What do you think of these rings or games?" and write their wrong or correct sentences on the borad.

Review and Practice (10-15 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

I will provide students with a free practice regulated only for comparative adjectives in pairwork and ask them to correct each other's mistakes. Finally we revert to the class to express correct comparative sentence for each item

Teaching (10-15 minutes) • Teach Superlative adjectives and write the relevant pattern for students' information

I will get back to the first discussion once more and extend it by showing pictures including three items this time. I will repeat my previous questions and ask for adivce as before. Then I will write pattern and teach grammartical points related to superlative for next step.

Free practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

It's time to do ultimate free practice called interview game to distinguish where they have to use comparative and superlative adjectives and obtain better comprehension in the format of query pairwork.

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