Speaking using comparative and superlative in the context of bragging about a city
Grammar, comparative and superlative
Procedure (46 minutes)
teacher tells students that they have chosen a really good school to learn English, in fact it may well be the best school in Istanbul. It is much better than the school my friend went to in Ankara... Pairwork: Hand out what is best about Istanbul.
HO: Yes but game. Students get handout A and B and work in pairs to fill the gap with the correct comparative or superlative. FB: First student from Group A reads the first sentence, first student from Group B reads the second sentence, 2A, 2B etc.
Teacher writes 5 sentences on the board and clarifies the meaning and drills them with the students.
The students are grouped in 3 groups and each group prepares to convince the others that their given city is the best. Each group 7 sentences using superlatives and practice producing them in a conversation including the sentences on the board. Now the bragging starts. Students get up and mingle and have to talk to students from other groups to brag over and back about their own city.
Teacher writes down problematic language that she picked up in the monitoring and discusses with students and if necessary clarification and drill.
Teacher asks students to brag in pairs to talk about their own favourite place.