Different Places ; Comparative Adjective
Elementary A1 level
To provide clarification on the comparative adjective with its short adjectives , adjectives that end in - y and irregular adjectives in the context of describing places.
To provide a gist reading about seeing different places by a travel guidebook.
Procedure (11-15 minutes)
Show Ss picture of things that shows the difference between them. Ask Ss to compare the things and to discuss them in pairs. Ss check the answer together , and then whole class feedback.
Ss are set in pairs. Teacher asks students to read the three conservations and mark the sentences according to the conversation. Ss check the answer together , and then whole class feedback. Peer correction where necessary.
Set Ss in pairs , and give clear instructions about the activity ; reading for gist Ex. In pairs discuss where the texts could be from. a) a nature magazine. b) a travel quidebook c) a geography textbook Which place is famous with its ski
Ss are given instructions about the detailed reading activity. Ss read the text again and answer the comprehension questions. 1. Why is The Sierra a popular destination for tourists ? 2. How much lift tickets cost a day ? 3. Is tha accommodation cheap in Sierra ? 4. Is eating expensive in Sierra ? Ss check the answer together & the whole class feedback. Ss go to the board and write the answers. Peer correction if necessary .
Ask Ss about tis structure . When they come up with an answer , ask them to highlight the sentences in the text. Ss check the answer together and then whole class feedback via projecting the text on the board and Ss highlight TL on the board. Write: Lift tickets passes are usually ............ Eating on the mountain is ...................... Elicit cheaper , more expensive
Teacher shows the chart with the rules of comparative adjectives on the board and asks Ss to read it. Teacher clarifies form and the rules of different syllables of the target comparative adjective. Pass out the analysis HO and ask Ss in pairs to complete the sentences. Ss check the answer together ad give whole class feedback by asking Ss to write the answers on the board. T models the comparative and drill the sentence with Ss for pronunciation , stress and intonation.
Pass out the gap- fill handout. Ss alone do the gap-fill exercises. SS check in pairs. Whole class feedback. Answers on the board. Error correction if necessary.
Ss are seated in groups of 3 and ask them to write and discuss two cities differences by using comparative adjective. Students change groups to share their ideas with the new group . T monitors and take notes on the errors and delayed feedback after the activity. Write the errors on the board and ask the Ss to find the mistake. Whole class feedback follows.