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Adjectives with -ed and -ing endings
B1 level


In this lesson, students will practice adjectives ending with (-ed) to describe how people feel, and adjectives to describe a thing (or a person) causes the feeling. First, they will talk about how the choose a book to buy, and then listen to other people talking about the same thing. After that, they will discuss sentences to figure out the meaning and the form of the adjectives. finally, they will talk about a book / a film they like.


Abc CD 2.37 and 2.38

Main Aims

  • To practice adjectives with -ed and -ing endings in describing one's feeling or a thing that causes feeling

Subsidiary Aims

  • To talk about a book or a film one likes using adjectives with -ed and -ing endings.


Warmer/Lead-in (3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T. shows a poster on the screen about book choice, and asks: "How do you choose a book to read?" Ss work in pairs and answer the question T and Ss discuss their answers.

First Test (5 minutes) • To test student's current knowledge related to adjectives describing feelings or things cause feelings

T. divides Ss into groups, each group has a copy of a text with missing words Each group has strips of words with adjectives (without the -ed or -ing endings) on a table in front of them. Each time one member of the group comes to the table and takes one strip of paper and with the group put it in the right space to complete a sentence in the text. They keep doing this until thye fill in all the gaps. First group who finishes first is the winner. T. asks Ss if they need to change anything in the form of the words or add something. Ss leave their text to use it later.

Teach (15 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language related to meaning, pronunciation and form

T. asks Ss to listen to people talking about how they choose a book. Ss listen to the people's replies T and Ss discuss how other people choose a book to buy. T. shows on the screen some sentences from the text they have heard. Ss have the same sentences on a handout with questions (CCQs) to answer the CCQs: 1- Do the sentences talk about persons and things? 2- In sentences [a, b], do they talk about a person or a thing? 3- In sentences [c, d, e], what do they describe? 4- Sentence [a, b], do they describe how the person feels? 5- What words are used to describe the feeling of the person? 6- What is the ending of the underlined words? 7- What part of speech are the underlines words? Are they verbs, nouns, or adjectives? 8- What does the word with (ed) ending describe? 9- What does the word with (ing) ending describe? Ss works first alone to answer the questions. Then they work in pairs to compare answers After they finish, teacher and students discuss the answers. Ss have to complete the rule of the TL (adjectives with -ed and -ing endings) in the HO by circling the correct word in bold T. writes another sentence on the WB and asks questions to check students' understanding of the meaning and form of the TL: (The film I watched yesterday was boring.) what does the sentence talk about? Did the speaker enjoy the film? what word he used to describe the film? complete: The film I watched was boring, and so I was............ T. models the correct pronunciation of the words with focus on the stressed syllable. Ss repeat chorally and individually Ss also listen to other adjectives ending with -ed and -ing and repeat

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide controlled practice of the TL, and check their answers in the test stage

T. gives each students a HO about adjectives with -ed and -ing endings Ss work individually to complete sentences by circling the correct form of the adjective with (-ed or -ing) endings Ss work in pairs to check answers. T. provides the Ss with the Answer Key. T. asks Ss to go back to the first worksheet they have completed at the beginning of the lesson and in groups check their answers and make any changes to make the TL correct. T. shows Ss the text on the screen to compare answers

Semi controlled practice (5 minutes) • To provide less controlled practice of the TL

T. tells the Ss to work in pairs to tell the other partner about how he/she is feeling today, and explains why he/she is feeling this way. T. provides Ss with a list of adjectives to use Ss work in pairs and talk T. monitors and provides any help T. gives feedback about the use or the pronunciation of the TL if needed

Free practice (7-9 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T. tells students that they have to talk about a film or a book they like Ss work alone to prepare their ideas Ss work in groups of three and each one of the group talks about his/her book or film, T. monitors Ss while they are talking and takes notes about how they use the TL or other ways to express their ideas T. gives DEC if needed

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