International Express Unit 4
To provide clarification of Comparatives in the context of Travel
To provide practice of Comparatives and Superlatives
Procedure (55-74 minutes)
SS discuss art museums they've visited or want to visit
New words: exhibit rare staggering. Ss first read the museum fact files in the book. Elicit the parts of speech likely in each space. Listen Pair check Feedback
Ss first read the sentences and elicit some possible answers. Ss then complete the other sentences Ss then listen and check
Ask Ss to read out sentence 1 and 2. Ask which sentences gives information about 2 objects. #2 Ask which gives information about more than 2 objects. #1 In #1: in this group of 3, is there older than The National? No. Elicit the forms Older and Oldest. Elicit that -er is for comparatives (2 objects), and -est is for superlatives (>2 objects) Ask Ss to read out sentence 7 and 8. Ask which sentences gives information about 2 objects. #7 Ask which gives information about more than 2 objects. #8 Elicit the forms more popular and least popular. Elicit that more is for comparatives (2 objects), and least is for superlatives (>2 objects). Ask if least is positive or negative? Neg. What is the positive? Most. In the sentence "the National is as beautiful as the Met", is the National more beautiful? No. Less? No. The same? Yes. In the sentence "the National is not as beautiful as the Louvre", is the National more beautiful? No. Less? Yes. Does "The Lourve is more beautiful than the National" mean the same thing? Yes. Ask Ss to read the grey box.
Ss complete the second sentences of each pair to make them mean the same as the first.
Ex 5. Show Ss the profiles in Ex 2. For each category elicit an adjective that could fit. eg close/far for Location. Ss make comparative structures about the different museums. Ss then make superlative sentences.
Ss say the adjectives in pairs and add them to the different categories. Feedback, then ask if these are er/est adjectves or more/most. More Most!!
Ss make sentences and ask questions using the new adjectives
Ss read the destinations. They make comparative sentences to help decide which to choose. Then Ss justify their decisions, again using comparatives.