Grammar Lesson-Comparative Clauses
To provide review and practice of comparative clauses in the context of making comparisons.
To provide fluency in pronunciation; stressing the right elements in a sentence in the context of making comparisons between pets and their owners.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation about how Ss are similar and different to a friend or a family member.
Procedure (32-45 minutes)
• Show Ss pictures of the animals in order. • Ask "What do you remember about them and their owners?" Get a few answers.
• Show Ss Ex 1a. Pairwork. Fill in the blanks using the words in grey boxes. Think about the listening you heard before. (3 mins) • Hand out the answer key. Tell Ss to check the answers • Get FB quickly from Ss.
• Tell Ss to stand up and mix them. Give them the HOs and tell them to put them into groups under the titles "A big difference", "A small difference", "A very small difference" and "Exactly the same". (4-5 mins) • Give FB using the numbers of the sentences quickly. • Check if Ss understand who's taller and who's shorter in the first sentence, and if they didn't understand, go over the meaning. If they didnt understand, draw the visuals on the white board.
• Give Ss the HOs and explain them briefly what the symbols mean. Tell Ss to practice pronouncing with their partner. • w/c drilling
• Ex. 2a.Tell Ss to notice the stress. Listen CD 2, Track n. 15 • Ex. 2b. Tell Ss to read the sentences and w/ their partner, talk and agree on which words stress must fall on to make a contrast. • Give Ss the answer keys to check. • W/C drill.
• Give Ss the materials and tell Ss to think about a friend or a family member look at the highlighted expressions. Tell Ss to use these words to write 5-6 sentences about the ways they're similar and different to this person. Monitor & Help
• Tell Ss to stand up and mix them. Put them into groups of 3 and tell them to talk about their sentences and ask questions to their partners to find out more. Monitor & Take notes for errors • Give FB about the errors they made. Praise them.