The Comparative form
Elementary Level level
To provide clarification and practice of the comparative form in the context of 'Geography quizzes'.
To provide product writing practice of a quiz in the context of 'geography quizzes'.
Procedure (27-45 minutes)
Show a picture of ' let's do a quiz' on the WB to get SS' attention. Tell SS that I am going to test them through a quiz. Provide SS with the 'Geography quiz', divide SS into groups of 4 or 5 and ask them to work on this quiz together without using the internet. Remind them that they have only 2 min ICQs : Are you working on the quiz alone? No in groups Are you going to use you phone ? No How much time do you have? 2 minutes Answer key PowerPoint slides for WC feedback.
Write three ideas on the WB - A geography exam. - A geography quiz. - A geography lesson. Ask students to listen to the audio and circle the main idea. Play the audio ( Two friends having coffee together, Mike is giving Wendy a geography quiz using the comparative form). WC feedback. Students listen to the audio again and work on a reading for specific information task. Students check their answers in groups. Provide SS with an Answer key.
Write marker sentences from the listening activity on the WB. Canada is larger than China. Monaco is more crowded than Singpore CCQs: Are China and Canada the same size ? NO So when i say that china is larger tha Canada what am i doing? comparing How about the second sentence ? Am I still comparing? yes What am I comparing in the second sentence? Monaco and Singapore WE CALL THIS THE COMPARATIVE FORM What is the difference between the first and the second sentence ? the form of the adj Why in the fist sentence we daid larger but in the second we added more? Long and Short adj Elicit the form from the students Divide the WB into 2 parts : Short adjectives such as large or small A+to be+short adj+er+than+B A+to be+not+short adj+er+than+B To be+A+short adj+er+than+ B? Long adjectives A+to be+more+long adj+than+B A+to be+not+more+long adj+than+B To be+A+more+long adj+than+ B? Pronunciation: Back chaining the marker sentence
Provide Ss with the Handouts. Students have to work on this in pairs and they are required to put the verbs between brackets in the present continuous. WC feedback drilling and error correction.
Provide students with the Freer practice HO. Ss are required to works in groups of 3 or 4 and use the comparative form to write sentences in different categories . SS swap sheets with each and correct the mistakes.
Show students a template of a geography quiz. (easy,simple and short) Students work in groups and write their own quiz. SS have to compete in pairs with each other. Delayed error correction.