Fatih Tosun Fatih Tosun

Describing place vocab (Adjectives)
Elementary level


In this lesson Ss will be shown and given practice with the use of adjectives to describe places, with the context being Thailand (holiday). The lesson will begin with Ss shown images of Thailand and told to guess the country. This will be followed by a reading and underlining of the adjectives in the text. The T will go through a list of vocab with the Ss to clarify meaning, pronunciation and form. Following this will be a controlled practice task and if time allows a quick game of hot seat.


Abc Vocab Cut-outs
Abc Gap fill adjective worksheet
Abc Bangkok Text
Abc Phuket Text

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of adjectives used to describing places in the context of Thailand

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about Thailand


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

- T will show Ss pictures of Thailand and ask them to try and guess the country. - At the end of the presentation, Ss will give their ideas. - T will ask them to describe a few of the images and then elicit the word adjectives from their descriptions.

Exposure (4-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

- T will give Ss two texts about Thailand to read. - They will be told to read quickly by themselves and decide which place they prefer.

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

- T will tell Ss to read again, but this time underline the adjectives. - T will monitor to see if Ss are having any difficulty. - The aim here is to get Ss to notice the adjectives.

Clarification (10-15 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

- T will put up different images on the WB. - By eliciting, T will get Ss to find the adjective used to describe the image. - After finding the word, T will ask the student to use it in a sentence. - T will correct any mistakes on the spot. - T will then use choral drilling for the pronunciation of the word.

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

- T sets the task first before handing out the worksheet. - Ss will be told to fill in the gaps with the opposites of the adjectives used in the question. - They will work in pairs to complete this task. - T will monitor Ss to see if there are any problems and assist if necessary. - Fb will be going through the task quickly as a class on the board.

Free Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

-T will explain to Ss that they will be playing a game (hot seat). -The class will be split into 2 groups. -Each team will receive cards with the adjectives. -T will explain that the teams will compete to finish the list first to be the winner. -Each group must sit a person in the hot seat, while the rest of the group tries to describe the word without saying it (using gestures, antonyms, synonyms). -They must take turns in the hot seat so everybody has a go at guessing.

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