Abdelmajid Abdelmajid

Pre-intermediate (A2/B1) level


In this lesson, Ss will be introduced to comparative adjectives. First, they will be shown pictures about then and now and be asked to comment on them. Then they will do some gap fill and then extract the rule. finally they will talk about how their lives has changed through time using the target language.


Abc Gap-fill handouts

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of comparatives in the context of life changes

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide Ss with practice speaking for fluency


Warmer/Lead-in (5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T introduces himself. T shows Ss some pictures exp: train-tortoise...., and asks them them what they can see. T elicits the words: fast-slowly-quickly-busy-patient-bad-stressed Instruction: are they adjectives, adverbs or both?(pw) T Feedback: Quickly:adv Fast :both Busy: adj patient: adj bad: adj slowly: adv stressed: adj

Highlighting (2-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T elicits the meaning of: fast-slowly-quickly-busy-patient-bad-stressed T what are their opposites ? Ss answer. T provides ss with activity 2 b page 37(English fine Sb). Instruction: Individually, circle the right form. Tick if both answers are correct. T : monitors while Ss do the task. when Ss finish they check in pairs. WCFB

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T draws the table below on the board and asks the students to fill it in pairs T

Controlled Practice (10-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T provides Ss with activity 5A (SB p 135) Ss Write sentences with a comparative adjective or adverb + than.(individually) T monitors Ss makes groups of 4 to check their answers WCFB

Free Practice (8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ss stand up and in pairs they talk about how their life has changed using the target lnaguage. when they are done, they can switch to ther pairs T monitors and give hot error correction.

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