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Travel and Adverbs of degree
Upper Secondary 4 level


In this lesson,Ss will be introduced to new vocabulary relating to travel through reading activities. Ss will also practice and review adverbs of degree. As a lead-in, Ss will look at pictures of different modes of transport and compare each of them using adverbs of degree. They then make a mind map of words relating to travel in groups. Next, Ss are introduced to new lexis relating to travel through a wall walk. This is followed by another activity, where in they fill in the gaps in pairs. Ss are then given a text based on the previous activities and are asked to read and fill in the gaps with words that they have been introduced to. Ss practice adverbs of degree and review how words change from the positive to the comparative and superlative degrees. Lastly, a speaking activity is conducted wherein Ss compare a pleasant and an unpleasant travel experience.


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Main Aims

  • For Ss to use new vocabulary based on the topic of Travel in reading and writing.

Subsidiary Aims

  • For Ss to review and practice adverbs of degree in writing and speaking.


Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To activate students' schemata

A few pictures of the different modes of transport are displayed. Ss are asked to : Describe them Compare them What they prefer.

Pre-teach (7-8 minutes) • To check Ss previous knowledge of vocabulary related to travel.

Ss are instructed to draw a mind map relating to the word travel. Ss are to work in groups and write down all the words related to travel. Ex Bus - ticket - conductor - road - traffic - driver.

Controlled written/spoken practice (20-25 minutes) • To unblock vocabulary related to travel

Task 1: A wall walk in conducted. Ss are to read the statements displayed in the class and write if they are true or false. They work in pairs. The answers and statements are discussed and WCFB is done. Task 2 (pre -teach): A few pictures of refugees, economic migrants,etc are displayed. Ss discuss about the same. What people experience? How and why they go to another place? Task3: Ss are given a HO. They are to work in pairs and fill in the gaps. They check their answers with other pairs and answers are discussed in class.

Grammar Clarification (30-35 minutes) • To clarify meaning of the target language and for Ss to know when it can be used in writing.

Task 1: Ss are shown pictures based on the topic- Travel. They are to compare the pictures. Tr. questions Ss: What words did you use to compare these pictures? How did the words change? Task 2: Ss are given HO. They work alone. Through this HO Ss are introduces to the different rules of forming adverbs. For example: adding -er or -est. Task 3: HO are given and Ss fill in the gaps using adverbs. In this worksheet the compare adjectives and adverbs and practice when to use adverbs in a sentence. Task 4: Ss are given another HO wherein they fill in the gaps with adverbs of comparative and superlative degree. PC and WCFB is done after every task. Error correction is done after task4.

Freer speaking practice (10-15 minutes) • For Ss to use adverbs of degree in speaking accurately and fluently.

Ss are to talk about their travel experiences in pairs. Ss are to compare two travel experiences - pleasant and unpleasant in pairs. They are encouraged to use as many adverbs as they can. They are also encouraged to use new words that they had been introduced to earlier in the class. They share their experiences with the class. Error correction is done.

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