Grammar: Comparative adjectives
Elementary, A2 level
By the end of this lesson, students will have practiced the use of comparative adjectives to compare two things, people, or actions.
To provide fluency speaking practice in the context of " Football players
Procedure (31-44 minutes)
-T projects many pictures on the board to show things or people are different from each other in order to clarify comparison. - T asks Ss to look at the pictures and ask them "What did you notice about the pictures?" - T clarifies that the lesson is about how to compare between two things, people etc.
- T directs Ss to the text and asks them to scan read the text quickly and underline all the adjectives that they encountered in the previous lesson. - T shows a table on the WB which consists of (positive adj. + comparative adj.) - T asks Ss to match the positive adj. with the comparatives on the WB. -Now, T clarifies adjectives according to the number of syllables.
- T sets a task for students in order to highlight TL for students. - T give HO1 to Ss which is a table of three categories of adjectives; one syllable adjectives, 2 or more syllable adjectives and adjectives ending in "y". - T asks students to put the comparative adjectives (projected on WB) under the correct category. - When they finish, they pair-check the answers and finally the teacher shows the correct answers on the board.
- T clarifies the meaning, form and pronunciation of new adjectives only since that Ss have already got them in the previous lessons using CCQs. - T clarifies the comparative adjectives formation by projecting the comparative rules on WB and asking Ss work in pairs, think about them and fill in the gaps according to what they have learnt earlier. - T clarifies the two irregular adjectives of (good and bad) and asks Ss to match to their correct comparatives on the WB.
-T sets a task of gap- fill -T gives HO2 to students and ask them to fill in the gaps, individually, with the correct form of comparative adjectives. - When Ss finish, they pair-check their answers. -Finally, T asks Ss to write the correct answers on WB one for each student.
-T divides the students into groups of three. - T asks each group to think of three or more new adjectives that are: one syllable, more than one syllable and ending in "y'. - T then asks each student from the groups to write one of the comparatives they thought of on WB. - T corrects any mistakes with the WC.
- T asks students to think of any two things or two people to describe and show differences between them using previous adjectives or any other ones. T asks students to work with partners. - When they finish, T changes partners. -Finally, T asks each student to say one sentence he discussed with a partner using comparative adjective.