Lamia Lamia

Comparatives and superlatives
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn about comparatives and superlatives through talking about sports. This lesson starts with a discussion about 6 pictures of different sports and different famous sports players that will be stuck on the board. Then there's a listening task where students should guess which sports are mentioned. After that, an exercise that will help students know the difference between regular and irregular adjectives will be done. This will be followed by a second exercise which will help to add more clarification and help the students notice the forms. Finally, there is an exercise that will be used as a controlled practice, followed by a final exercise that will allow students to practice the comparative and the superlative adjectives orally and freely.


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Main Aims

  • To revise comparatives / superlatives in the context of talking about sports.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To use comparatives and superlatives orally to describe (sports).


Lead in (5-7 minutes) • To build a context and create interest and attention to the lesson.

Ss will be asked to discuss and give opinions about 6 pictures that will be stuck on the board. Will show the first 2 pictures and ask the students some questions related to their personal preferences and opinions. ( which football player is better?)

Listening task (10-15 minutes) • To focus ss attention on the comparatives and superlatives.

Play the recording and make the students guess what sports Toby and Kate mentioned in their conversation.

Exercise 1 (10 minutes) • Check if the students know the difference between regular and irregular sentences.

Make Ss fill in the gaps with appropriate words individually. Mentor while ss are doing the exercise. Make students compare their answers with each other and do some pair correction.

Exercise 2 (10 minutes) • To help ss practice and notice the forms.

Ss will work in pairs and complete the 6 sentences with the correct words. Pairs will exchange seats and do some peer-correction.

Exercise 3 (5-7 minutes) • Make students practice what they have encountered through a controlled practice

Ss will work in pair and be given cut out papers that they have to fill. Ss will report back to the rest of the class.

Free practice (5-7 minutes) • To make ss practice orally.

Ss will be divided into 3 separate groups and will be given cards that they need to use in order to create a proper sentence using comparatives and superlatives.

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