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Big Events
Upper-intermediate level level


In this lesson, students will learn new list of extreme adjectives in the context events and celebrations. The lesson begins with pictures to elicit known vocabulary regarding the topic such as celebrate, sing, chant ,cheer and may be more. Ss then will be divided into small groups to do a matching exercise to raise their awarness of the language related to events and celebrations.after the lead in, teacher moves to highlighting the meaning, form and pronunciation of the vocabulary (extreme adjectives).


Abc pictures
Abc cut-ups
Abc New Cutting Edge Up- Int. Course Book
Abc matching activity
Abc fill in the gap activity
Abc New Cutting Edge Up- Int. Work book

Main Aims

  • The main aim of this lesson is to introduce new vocabulary in the context of events and celebrations and the use of extreme adjectives.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of talking about events and celebrations using extreme adjectives.


Warmer: (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context for the Ss

Ss look at the pictures and try to guess what are the pictures about. teacher elicits words " Event, celebrations, huge, noisy, sing..."

Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • Engage SS in the topic

Ss form 3 groups to look at the pictures from 1 to 6 pg.72,73. and match them with the cut-ups. Ss check their answers in goups by swapping their answers with a different group. teacher gives answer key and Ss discuss the questions in Ex.3 pg.72.

highlight the meaning (8-10 minutes) • expose the Ss to the meaning of extreme adjectives.

Teacher ask the students about how they feel when it snows in order to elicit a sentence that icludes the adjective "cold" or "very cold" teacher writes the sentence on the board and asks the Ss to change the word "very cold" with one adjective that can keep the same meaning. Teacher draws a scale on the WB and write words "a little cold, rather cold, cold and very cold" on the board and ask students to put the words in the rught place next to the scale and ask Ss to think of an adjective that can replace "very cold" teacher gives Ss a matching list and the check in pairs once they finish.

highlit the form (6-7 minutes) • Ss will know the form and when use extreme adjectives

teacher go back to the marker sentence. asks Ss if they can use extreme adjectives with very and highlight other words such as, absolutely, so, quite and really. teacher gives an activity and Ss read sentences in pairs and decide true or false. Ex.3 pg 51.

pronunciation (3-5 minutes) • To show Ss where the stress accurs

teacher refers to the marker sentence. backchains and asks Ss where the stress accurs in the adjective.

Controlled practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide practice for the Ss

Teacher gives HOs of Ex.3 pg 73. Ss do the exercise in a limited time. and discuss their answers with a partner. feedback to the WC

Speaking (2-3 minutes) • Ss have freer practice

" if time allows" Ss in groups will talk about which Event they would/wouln't like to attend and why? Ss should use some of the new vocabulary learned items.

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