To provide clarification, review and practice of using the comparative form of adjectives accurately.
To provide accuracy examples of sentences with comparative adjectives about people, places or dishes they know.
Procedure (33-45 minutes)
T shows Ss a picture of two tall brothers and tries to elicit a comparative sentence about them.
_ T gives clear instructions _ Ss are divided into two groups _ Ss look at four pictures and use slips of paper to generate sentences to describe them. _ Ss visit each others' work and try to do some peer correction _ T monitors to detect areas of difficulity
_T elicits then highlights the structure of a comparative sentence. _ T elicits the difference in form between a short comparative adjective and a long comparative adjectives. (What are short adjectives and what are long adjectives?) _ T clarifies the pronunciation of the 'er' at the end of short comparative adjectives. _ T clarifies the structure of equal comparisons.
_ Ss generate the comparative form of the adjectives dangerous, healthy, hot, popular, good, short, safe and common _ Ss use the set of comparative adjectives to generate sentences about sharks, mosquitoes, Earth, Mars, tigers, cats, white cars, yellow cars, the word 'yes' and the word 'no'. (T demonstrates the first two sentences) _Ss check in pairs then model answers are provided by T.
_ Ss write two names of two different Egyptian cities, two different friends of them and two different dishes. _ T elicits adjectives that can be used to describe (compare) the names they brainstormed _ Ss use the adjectives to tell each other about the names they wrote. _T monitors and error correction is provided on form then content.