vocabulary, gradable and non-gradable adjectives.
To understand the difference between gradable and non-gradable adjectives in the context of extreme situations.
To use gradable/ non-gradable adjectives to speak about emotions in dramatic situations using appropriate stress and intonation.
Procedure (28-35 minutes)
Connect with the previous lesson by asking Ss to look at the text again and underline the adj, get some ideas from Ss. Elicit from Ss what happens before the adj and see if I can lead them to the TL- Adv before gradable and non-gradable adj. Ss answer the questions Now move to ex 2, Ss match gradable and non-gradable adj; help with meaning problems. Do ex 3, Ss write sentences and share them with a partner; monitor and check for correction.
Ex 1, Ss listen to the exchange, elicit manner of intonation. I could demonstrate flat intonation to encourage Ss to use the appropriate one. Then move on to ex.2, Ss make up their own first sections, then do a mingle swop.
put the sentences on cards, Ss first decide what emotion they would experience; then they put the cards face, they pick one and read it out to their partner and the partner responds appropriately using the structure in italics.
Ss think about which situation they have experienced themselves and find out what they have in common with their partners. Get some FB.