Zelal Zelal

TP2 - Adjectives Lesson
Beginner level


In this lesson, students learn about adjectives in the context of cities. The lesson starts with a warmer where teacher pre-teaches the adjectives by using flashcards, and then having students match the opposites. For exposure, teacher uses the WB to work on some sentences with the students. In order to clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation teacher uses the white board and explains all the necessary information. Later teacher gets the students to work in pairs and make sentences on a handout. At last, teacher gives each pair two different pictures about two different cities and asks them to talk about those cities.


Abc Make a sentence handout

Main Aims

  • To provide students with clarification and practice of simple adjectives and their opposites in the context of cities.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Speaking: to provide accuracy in the context


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

Teacher pre-teaches the adjectives by using pictures for 2 minutes. Then teacher puts the students into 4 or 5 groups and puts some adjectives on the board and distributes the opposites to the groups. Students will put the opposite adjectives on the board, under the related adjective.

Exposure (7-9 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Teacher has 8 sentences on the board each with a missing adjective. Examples are as follows: 1. This street in İzmir is __________. 2. Diyarbakır is __________ in summer. 3. The Blue Mosque is __________. 4. The food in Gaziantep is __________. 5. Topkapı palace is __________. 6. Restaurants are __________ in İstanbul. 7. People are __________ in Ankara. 8. The bosphorus bridge is __________. These sentences will be presented on the board with pictures showing a clean street, hot weather in Diyarbakır, The Blue Mosque, good food, Topkapı palace, a fancy restaurant, friendly people, and beautiful girls. And next to the sentences adjectives and the opposites of those adjectives will be hanged on the board. Teacher will elicit the answers from the students and teacher will circle the correct adjective.

Clarification (10-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

In order to clarfiy meaning, teacher will ask questions about the examples given on the board. “I’m friendly.”  Am I unfriendly? etc… Teacher will use the WB to explain the rules about adjectives. Teacher will explain 4 areas with examples and CCQs: adjectives go after be, adjectives go before nouns, adjectives not plural with plural nouns and “very” before the adjective. Then, teacher will model the adjectives, drill, write on the board and show the stress.

Controlled Practice (10-12 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Teacher asks students to work with the friend sitting next to them, gives each pair one handout, explains what students will be doing and asks ICQ's in order to clarify the understanding of the instructions, demonstrates the first example on the board and sets a time limit of 5. Teacher monitors immediately and provides help whenever necessary. In the end, teacher elicits the answers from the students and puts the pre-prepared correct answers on the board.

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

Teacher pairs the students and gives pairs different pictures of two different cities and things in that city. Teacher has a different picture in her hand and she demonstrates first and talks about her picture. Then she asks students to talk to their pairs about the pictures they have, and compare. Teacher sets a time limit of 7 and in the end asks each pair to tell the classroom one or two things they talked about.

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