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Teaching adjectives ending in "ing" and "ed"
Intermediate level


The session starts with a speaking task ( based on some cards) to provide the students with the proper context for the new target language. Then the students distinguish the difference between the adjectives ending in "ing" and the adjectives ending in "ed" through guided discovery. The class goes on with some practices to master the new target language. The session ends with a productive task which is based on some cards.


Abc Teacher-provided cards
Abc American English File 3

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson the learner will be better able to use adjectives ending in "ing and "ed" in their speech.
  • By the end of the lesson the learner will be better able to distinguish adjectives ending in "ing and "ed"

Subsidiary Aims

  • Reviewing some after-adjective prepositions
  • Reviewing some lexical items from previous sessions


Exposure (7-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading and speaking

The students are given some cards about which they should talk to each other.

Useful Language (5-8 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

- The teacher draws Students' attention toward the new target language. - Students learn the new target language through guided discovery.

Semi-controlled task (8-12 minutes) • practicing the new target language and the pronunciation of new lexical items

Students do the exercises in the book and listen to an audio file to check their answers and the pronunciation of new lexical items.

Productive Task(s) (10-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice the new target language in real world communication

Each student should pick a card and talk about it around one minute.

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