No time for anything-Comparative Adjectives
To provide clarification of comparative adjectives and adverbs and the usage of as...as in the context of speaking about the differences between now and the past .
To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of how are lives changed from before.
Procedure (26-44 minutes)
To set the context: T asks Ss : 'How your life has changed in the last 10 years ?' 'Are you more relaxed now than before or more stressed ?and why ?' -Ss are to think about it and share their ideas with the whole class. -T to elicit adjectives and adverbs: older, quickly, relaxed, fast, harder, worse, better.
-T divides Ss into 2 groups. -T to chest the HO. -Ss to answer the fill in the gap exercise to be introduced to target language.(exercise no.1) -ICQs:'How much time do you have?'(2 minutes) 'How many sentences you will write ?' (3 sentences) -In pairs students to practise and read their sentences. -WH discussion.
-T to chest the HO. -Ss to answer 'Circle the right form or put a tick if both answers are right'.(exercises .2b) -ICQs:'How much time do you have?'(2 minutes) 'How many sentences you will write ?' (6 sentences) -Group check answers. -In two teams, Ss will check the write answers and stick it on the wall. -The first team to answer correctly gets a point.
-T writes the marker sentences : -T clarifies the meaning: to compare between two things. -T clarifies the form: One-syllable words take -er, three or more syllables are preceded by more/less.If adverb ends-ly we use more. 'Life is faster than before' 'People walk more quickly than before'. -T drills the words in the chorus (using back-chaining). 'People are not as fast as they were ten years ago ' 'People are as fast as they were ten years ago'. -T clarifies when to use as + adjective/adverb + as: to make comparisons when the things we are comparing are equal in some way.Or for negative :verb+not+ as + adjective/adverb + as.
-T to chest the HO(Exercise no.3) -Ss to answer 'complete the sentences with the correct comparative form adjective or adverb ' -Ss to check in pairs. -Ss to go on board and write the correct answer. -T to show the answer key and 'give a point to the winner'.
-T to chest the HO(Exercise no.4) -Ss to answer 'rewrite the sentence so they mean the same .Use as...as ' -Ss to check in pairs. -Ss to go on board and write the correct answer. -T to show the answer key and 'give a point to the winner'.
Ss to write three sentences about : Talk about how your life changed in the last 10 years. How did it change? Do you have more or less free time now? Why ? What would you like to have time for? -Ss to pair check and discuss. -Then Ss to discuss their answer with the WC.