To provide the students the model for comparing nouns using comparative adjectives.
To provide the students the ability to produce their own sentences using comparative adjectives and verbally communicate with each other.
Procedure (37-49 minutes)
Going to present two different pictures depicting city life and country life in Cambodia. I'm going to get adjectives describing each and elicit the target language for comparing the two lifestyles.
Students will be given a matching adjectives to their opposites task. Teacher will show the answers on the screen. I want to compare my phone to a newer phone and write a sentence on the board. This should bring out the word "modern" and lead into the first task, which is listening.
Students will listen to an audio of Joel and Andy discussing the differences of country life, allowing them to hear how nouns can be compared. I will also drill the sentence from the audio, "The country is slower and safer than the city."
Grammar spot where the proper form of comparative adjectives will be explained on the board. Ex: Old-older. Noisy-noisier. Expensive-more expensive. Good-better. Bad-worse.
Students will be given a handout with the basic form for making comparative sentences. They will be required to write 6 sentences. Teacher will demonstrate one on the board for them for guidance and support. This will show them the form of the sentences and how to make comparisons between nouns. Teacher will have some of the sentences read aloud to get discussion and check student readiness for the next task.
Students will be given a handout requiring them to fill in the blanks using comparative adjectives. They will be told to work with each other for support if needed. Teacher will monitor students and look for common problems. An audio will be played for them with the answer as well as the correct answers being provided on the screen to support their listening.
This will get the students up and actually write full sentences with the support of their peers. A game will be played in teams. The first student from each team will draw 2 nouns and 1 adjective from a stack. They will need to make a comparative sentences using their nouns and adjective. They can get help from their team members. First team to three or so (depending on time) will win the game.
Students will be put into pairs. They will each get a person with a bio of belongings, height, age, education, etc and they will need to discuss their person with their partners to identify differences. They will then be asked to write five sentences comparing their character to their partner's character. Students may be asked to read their sentences as time allows.