Natalia Coşkun Natalia Coşkun

TP 3, Adjectives for describing people
Beginner level


In this lesson I will teach some new adjectives used to describe smbd's character and personal features. The positive and negative forms of the verb to ''be'' will be revised during the lesson, so that the students can practice new vocabulary in some communicative activities.


Abc Hand-outs

Main Aims

  • To teach adjectives describing smbd's appearance and character

Subsidiary Aims

  • To teach how to use positive and negative forms of the verb 'to be' in present tense


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • to present the topic and to check what they have already might known

Give HO 1, ask them to have a look for 1 min. Then say: Tick the words you know. Find out together what they have already known.

Exposure (5-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Put the photos of some famous people on the WB. Elicit their names and then ask some questions: How are they? Is he busy? Is she interesting? Then show the pictures of other ordinary people and ask: How are they? How is he? How does he look?Is he happy? Convey the meaning. Elicit the adjectives. If there are any problems of understanding - act out these adjectives. Ask concept questions: Are they tired or busy? Is he shy or outgoing? Write all the new words on the WB near the flashcards they represent. Drill them.

Controlled Practice (5-8 minutes) • To prepare the students to work on sentences with new vocabulary

Divide the Ss into 2 groups. Put all the flashcards on the floor. Give them 2 lists of adjectives for each group. Say: Match the flashcards and the words on the WB. One person from each group takes one card and puts on the WB where the suitable adjective is written. Who has no flashcards left is a winner.

Highlighting (7-10 minutes) • to draw students' attention to the target language

First tell tem about your friend. I have got a friend. Her name is Nuray. She is fun, smart, interesting. What is she like? Do you remember? Let them write short sentences. Check them. Then write on the WB the correct variants: So, She is... Then say: We use these words to say about character. Give models: I am you are fun we tired they he is she it Then give negative models: He isn't tired Give the short answer forms to these questions.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ex. 1, p. 20. Fill the gaps. Check it. Go back to your friend. So, my friend is fun, interesting, smart, but she isn't busy and she isn't strict. I have got 2 more friends. John is smart, he is a professor. Emma is lazy, she is a student. What about your friends? Fill the chart about your friends. Then check in pairs. What is you best friend like?

Free Practice (5-10 minutes) • to provide the students with more communicational tasks

Stand up, in pairs talk about 3 friends using these adjectives. Ex. hi! I have got three friends. Their names are... John is ....,..,... Maria is...,..,... Sofia is .... What about you? the second person starts to tell about his/her friends.

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