Omer Omer

Adjectives and fairy tales
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn about adjectives to describe words, and how to make them stronger or weaker.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of modifiers in the context of fairy tales.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a short story in the context of a fairy tale.
  • To provide practice of language used for adjusting the meanings of adjectives in the context of fairy tales.


Warmer/Lead-in (8-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Give Ss the names of the characters from the fairy tale. Ask them to match the adjectives describing the characters on the board.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Show the Ss the examples that you write and match the strong and the weak picture to the sentence. - - - Show the Ss the sentences from the story. Ss will come up to the board and match the strong or the weak picture to the modifier.

Clarification (4-6 minutes) • To clarify the pronunciation of the target language

Drill the example sentences given in the previous part using back-chaining method.

Highlighting (8-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Stick "to make words stronger (..............................." and In groups, Ss will put the modifiers into the correct column. Ss will discuss their answers in pairs and come to the board and put the modifiers in the correct place. handout one

Controlled Practice (10-12 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Individually, Ss complete the Little Red Riding Hood text and check their answers with their partners. After they finish, project the answers onto the board. Ss will complete the LRRH text using modifiers. handout

Controlled Practice (4-6 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Ss will look at the sentences and complete the meanings of the modifiers and check their answers in pairs.

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