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MY TP-07
Elementary level


This lesson focuses on teaching superlative adjectives, and also clarifying it and helping learn to produce the TL in speaking.


Abc handout 4 - A and B parts
Abc Handout 3 - write the questions
Abc Handout 2 - filling the chart with superlatives
Abc Handout 1 - Two passages

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of Superlative Adjectives in the context of guiness records, places buildings and animals.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of superlative adjectives related to places


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The teacher starts the lesson by displaying a book - the Guinness book of world records. And elicits information from the students, as to what they might find inside the book. Including records and tries to get some answers with superlatives(if they do have an idea about it).

Exposure (4-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Teacher puts the pictures of the tallest living man in the world and the woman with the longest hair. And asks students to guess from the picture, who and what they are. He will try to elicit some form of superlative answers from them. Its possible he might get some or none at all. He will elicit the fact that there is no one whose height is more or whose hair is longer than the person in the pictures. This will give them an exposure. The Teacher then gives them a handout with a text about the tallest man and the woman with the longest hair. He instructs them to read and underline the similar words(similar to the tallest and the longest) they find in the text. He gets feedback from the students for the same and writes one sentence on the WB - "Sultan Kosen is the tallest man in the world".

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Teacher uses the sentences on the board as marker sentences an clarifies that superlatives express the extreme or highest degree of a quality.

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

At this stage, the Teacher clarifies the following. ways to form a superlative adjective: short adjectives: add "-est" if the adjective ends in -e, just add -st if the adjective ends in consonant, vowel, consonant, double the last consonant. if the adjective ends in -y, change the y to I, then add est. He will also clarify the superlatives of some exceptions. Good - the best Bad - the worst far - the farthest/the furthest

Controlled Practice (4-6 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

The teacher distributes handouts with exercise 2c on page 76 of english file elementary. He instructs the students to write the corresponding superlative forms of the words, individually. He later instructs them to pair check and takes feedback by nominating students to write the answers on the board

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

The teacher distributes handouts with exercise "a" on page 169 of English File Elementary Teachers book. He instructs them to solve it in pairs and then match the answers with the pictures. As a feedback he nominates students to tell him the answers.

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

This is the free practice stage. The teacher divides them into A and B. And makes them sit in either side of the class. He distributes the handouts with A and B with different sets of sentences and asks them to complete it in pairs. And asks the answers from nominated students. He then instructs "A" students to be tourists. And "B" students to be Turks. He asks A to find a B partner and ask the questions on his paper. B will answer the question. The teacher will model this before they start. After minutes, he will ask them to swap roles and make B to ask the questions on their handout to A and A will answer. The teacher will then take WCFB for the answers.

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