Haifa Najjar Haifa Najjar

Describing feelings
Intermediate level


Abc Google images
Abc MCQ handout
Abc Match handout
Abc WB
Abc Projector
Abc New Headway Student's Book
Abc Answer key

Main Aims

  • By the end of this lesson students will be able to differentiate two types of adjectives; adjectives end with 'ed' and 'ing', in terms of meaning and usage.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practise speaking in the context of describing feelings.


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set the context of feelings and engage students

T shows pictures to set the context 'describe feelings' T asks SS 'what do these pictures have in common?' T asks SS 'what does she/he feel?'

Test #1 (8 minutes) • To check students' prior knowledge of adjectives

T provides SS with a handout in which they need to match pictures with adjectives. T gives 90s to match it individually, then asks to check in pairs. T checks that all adjectives' meanings are clear. T Asks SS to do ex2 individually then in pairs. T starts O/C feedback.

Teach (inductive) (10 minutes) • To clarify the usage and meaning of different types of adjectives

T asks students 'who reads books' then ' what do you read now?', then ' why did you choose this book?' T writes on the board 'the book was interesting' and writes under it 'I was interested in the book', t elicit the difference.

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of adjectives which end 'ed' or 'ing' again

T Provides SS with MCQ handout, T asks to do it individually. T ask SS to work individually, then to check in pairs. T starts O/C feedback.

Free practice (13-15 minutes) • To practise speaking using adjectives end with 'ed' or 'ing'

T asks SS to use the same questions in the handout to interview each other. T asks SS to note what they hear interesting while the interview. T starts O/C feedback.

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