Amirali Monfared Amirali Monfared

A2 level


In this lesson the students learn comparatives through situational presentation in the context of hotels. The lesson starts with a discussion about different hotels form different cities in Turkey. This is followed by presenting the target language and then practicing it through controlled and less controlled practices and finally the lesson ends with a freer practice where the students need to discuss about and find the better hotel to book a room in.


Abc Compare the hotels (semi-controlled)
Abc Matching adjectives
Abc Pictures of hotels

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of comparative adjectives in the context of hotels

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice by expressing opinions and debating in the context of hotels


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

The teacher starts the class by putting two images (of two different hotels) on the board using the OHP, then pairs the students and asks: -which one do you like more? why? The teacher monitors as the students are talking.

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

The teacher projects information for each hotel using the OHP: -how old -how many rooms -how much -how far -facilities -view And then distributes handouts to students with sentences about the two hotels, INS.: "Talk to your partners about the hotels. Put checks next to correct ones and crosses next to the wrong ones." The teacher monitors as the students are talking and then gets a WCFB.

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

The teacher puts the following sentences on the board: "Delphin is bigger than Hilton." "Hilton is more expensive than Delphin." The teacher asks CCQs by drawing two house shapes on the board, one bigger than the other with a "$" next to it, one smaller but with three "$$$" next to it. -Which one is Hilton Hotel? -Which one is Delphin Hotel?

Clarification (7-9 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

The teacher elicits the word "compare" by miming "scaling" and asks: "What are we doing in these sentences?" A: Comparing And then asks CCQs: -so which one do you need more money for? A: Hilton -which one has more rooms? A: Delphin The teacher highlights the form of the marker sentences and puts them on the board: Subj. + verb + [Adj.+er] + than + Obj. Subj. + verb + [more + Adj.] + than + Obj. The teacher drills the correct pronunciation: /├░an/ linking sounds: bigger-than / more-expensive

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

The teacher distributes the "matching adjectives" cut-ups to students + two cones (one labeled r/er, one labeled more), and groups the students and INS.: "I want you to put the adjectives in this cone if they need r/er and put the adjectives in this cone if they need more". The teacher monitors as the students are doing the task, and provides help if needed. Then INS.: "Pass your cones to the group to your left and check their answers and correct them if needed." The teacher monitors as the students check the answers, then asks a student from each group to come to the board and provide an answer.

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

The teacher puts the pictures of the hotels + information about them, back on the board using the OHP and gives them the "compare the hotels" handout: INS.: "I want you to write sentences about the hotels using the words in the brackets." The teacher monitors as the students are doing the task. Then the teacher pairs the students and asks them INS.: "Check your sentences with your partner.".

Free Practice (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

The teacher groups the students and puts the following question on the board and asks the students to discuss it in their groups. you are a tourist and you want to stay in Istanbul for 1 week. you only have 3000tl. which option is better and why? a 5-star all-inclusive hotel a 2-star hostel The teacher monitors as the students are talking, and collects errors for delayed error feedback. The teacher takes a WCFB.

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