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Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn about adjectives describing feelings, such as stressed, worried etc. They will learn the meaning, form and pronunciation to afterwards practice some controlled and freer practices using the new vocabulary.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of adjectives in the context of feelings

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of feelings


Warmer/Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will start the lesson by telling that ''I don't feel really well, on the way here on the metro, a man pushed me aside to get in the metro first, I felt very angry" and ask them how do they feel? I will write the adjectives they use on the board, and ask them which ones have positve meaning and which ones have negative meaning.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

From the adjectives they use, the negative meanings and the positive meanings and I will try to elicit the target vocabulary, by using facial expressions, synonyms, antonyms, and clarify the meaning, ask CCQs to make sure they got the meaning correctly, and drill the pronunciation chorally and individually. I will make some model situations in which they can understand "get'' scared, "get'' angry.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

I will pair the students and hand the them the Vocabulary sheet, and tell them that there are 9 different pictures hung around the class, and the pictures are numbered. What they need to do is go all over the class and find the correct adjective for the correct situations with their partners. For example; this woman in the picture 4 looks angry, write number 4 next to the adjective ''angry'' in their papers. While the students are settling down, I will hang the pictures on the board and ask the students (I will nominate from each pair) to come to the board and write the correct adjective under the correct picture.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

I will hand the students HO2 and ask them ,again with their partners, to complete the sentences with their own ideas. As a feedback, I will play the audio to compare their answers with the one in the audio.

controlled practice (6-7 minutes) • to concept check and prepare the students to the free practice.

I will give each pair a blue and a pink paper, a dialogue. The students with their partners will match the sentences correctly. The sentences are about someone who feels something negative or positive (the vocabulary they learned in the early stages of the lesson are used) and what do we say to someone feeling that way. After they have finished, I will ask them to group check their answers and then get a whole class feedback.

if time activity (4-5 minutes) • to provide students with a practice in case of extra time

if I feel that there is a bit of extra time, I will tell the students with their partners, to practice the dialogue in the matching activity and think about the responses they would give to someone saying those sentences.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

I will hand the students some papers, they will chose one and they will not look at it until I say "Go'' in these papers there are some adjectives written, and each student will tell the other what makes them feel that way and why and what do they do to get rid of that feeling if it is a negative one. I will monitor and make sure that the students are using the vocabulary accurately. To wrap up the lesson, I will ask what makes them feel proud, amazed, disappointed etc. and elicit some ideas and end the lesson.

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