Elton Elton

Elementary - A1 level


In this lesson, students extend their knowledge of basic adjectives, their opposites & how to use them in sentences through the context of describing personal possessions.


Main Aims

  • To introduce and extend students' knowledge of basic adjective, their opposites and how to use them in sentences through the context of describing personal possessions.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide and expose students to develop their reading skills of basic adjectives in sentences.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students - Presentation of TL

Use picture pairs to elicit the adjectives. Will make sure that Sts know which word goes with which picture. Drill. Elicit that the words are adjectives and opposites.

Checking learning - focus on meaning (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make adjective/noun order accessible to them

Give Ss the handout with the pictures. In pairs/small groups Ss match the words with the pictures as opposites. While Ss are working, put set of pictures on the w/b. Get early finishers to come to the w/b and write the adjs next to the appropriate picture. Check w/c and drill where appropriate.

Focus on form (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with necessary vocabulary

Wkbk ex. 2 - Ss in pairs/small groups do ex 2. Fb - deal with any questions and focus on word order. Check Ss know what 'before' 'after' ' plural' mean. Ss in pairs/small groups do SsBk ex 2 together to check they know how to use adjs in sentences. Do w/c fb. SsBk ex 3 - Ss in pairs work together to order the sentences.

Exposure to TL in context - reading (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

Show Ss the pictures of Sally and Bill. Elicit some things they can see in the picture - Ss guess what things they think are important to each person. Ss read the text and check if their ideas are correct. Ss peer-check then w/c FB

Post Reading/Second Reading task (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Give Ss ex 4b and get them to read again and say if the sentences are true or false. Ss check answers in pairs, then I'll take w/c fb. Get Ss to correct the sentences that are false. If there is time Ss will get to talk about things that are important to them - or - play a game by writing adjs on the w/b and the Ss describe it to the guesser by saying 'it's the opposite of...'

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