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Nermin Köse Binici TP8a Comparative and Superlative adverbs
Upper- Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will practice comparative and superlative adverbs in the context of video games. Students will read a paragraph "Train Your Brain Through Play" in the context of comparative and superlative adverbs.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of comparative and superlative adverbs in the context of video games

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of video games


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Teacher greets students and briefly talks about how they are. Teacher will show an image of Tetris through OHP. Teacher elicits their ideas about the video games. Teacher will ask "Are you a big fan of video games?" and teacher groups them and sets the time. Teacher will ask the following questions. "Do video games have any positive effects?" "Do video games have any negative effects?"

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

Teacher asks them to read the paragraph then answer the question. They will read the paragraph individually then discuss with a partner. "What has the study shown about the people who are really good at video games?" "Players work more quickly than others." Instruction: Are you going to read the paragraph alone or not? (Alone) Are you going to discuss a partner? (Yes)

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Teacher shows the marker sentence "Players work more quickly than others." via OHP then highlights the adverb of "quickly".

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

Teacher tries to eliciting with the following questions: "Where is the adverb?" (quickly) "How many things are you comparing?" (Two) "Is it a short adverb or long adverb?" (a long adverb) "What would it be if we were comparing more than two things?" (the most) Teacher will clarify some comparative and superlative form of the adverbs. (ending -ly, with the same form as adjectives and irregular adverbs) "What is the adverb of fast?" "What is the adverb of well" "If we were comparing two things, it would be faster."

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

Teacher gives gap-fill handout. Teacher sets the time. Teacher groups them. Students complete the paragraph with comparative and superlative adverbs. Pair check, WCFB Instruction: Look at the activity. Please complete the paragraph with comparative and superlative form of the adverb. First work alone, then check your answers with your partner. Teacher hands out the answer key.

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

Teacher hands out the second activity. Students will write the comparative and superlative adverbs in the box in the table. Pair check WCFB

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

Students discuss what they think are the positive and negative effects of playing diffirent video games. Teacher will make a list. "skills?, time?, emotions?, relationships?" Teacher shows an example via OHP Ex.I think one skill you learn is how to plan ahead more effectively. I also think... Students discuss with their partner. WCFB

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