TP-6: Comparative Adjectives and Adverbs
Pre-intermediate (A2) level
By the end of this lesson, students will have practiced the use of comparative adjectives and adverbs to compare two things, people, or actions.
-To learn the most common grammar rules of comparative adverbs and adjectives -To provide fluency speaking practice in the context of happiness and health
Procedure (33-50 minutes)
- SS receive a handout with sentences from the reading of the previous lesson. The target language is underlined. - Teacher elicits the word "comparison" - CCQ: are the forms of comparison the same? No.
-SS are given a short test about "Health and Happiness" in order to check their existing knowledge or problem areas about the topic. - Answer key is given.
- SS work on a guided learning grammar exercise. In gps. of 3, T asks SS to match the grammar comparison forms with their rules, putting the number of the rule in the correct box in the table. - To check understanding, ask them, again in their groups, to write, in 1 min, another example of each comparative form in the table - check instructions, ICQs -In the meantime, use a marker sentence, one for each structure, and write it on the WB, with different colors for suffixes/words which make this particular form. Make mental note of SS's strong and weak areas from results of previous ex. - SS give T their examples and T asks the SS under which category to place them on the WB and why. CCQ's.
- T drills regular and irregular forms individually and within a sentence, highlighting area of stress in such sentences (check Language Analysis)
- 1st page is done individually then peer checked. - 2nd page is done in pairs.
- Give an example of the instruction on the HO (3rd page). Let SS work in pairs.
- First each S looks at he pictures and writes 5 words about what he/she thinks the kind of family it is. - On WB, write keywords: money. health. food. exercise. climate. personal relationships. friends. work. school. - In gps, SS discuss happiness in families.