Rashell Lisowski Rashell Lisowski

The Good and the Bad TP6
Elementary level level


In this lesson, Ss will learn adverbs to use with the adjectives they learned in a previous lesson, in the context of competitions. The lesson begins with photos and a conversation about competitions. Then Ss do a quick reading for gist of a text about competitions, followed by reading for detail task. Then, Ss practice using adjectives and are introduced to the new lexis, adverbs, through photos and the reading text. Ss then do a controlled practice using the adverbs, which is followed by a freer activity focussed on using the TL.


Abc Handouts from Google Docs

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of adverbs, a review of adjectives, and practice using the TL, in the context of competitions.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice reading for gist and detail with texts containing the TL.
  • To provide review of the past simple and present simple tenses.


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

- Show students photos of competition in Turkey on WB. - Elicit words and hopefully the context from students with these photos. - Have students work in pairs and answer these questions: 1. Do you or your friends enter competitions? 2. What things do people win in competitions? 3. What would you want to win in a competition?

Exposure - Read for gist (1-2 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

- Give students the first paragraph of the magazine article. - Ask them to read for gist. -- What is the article about? -competitions -drill pronunciation to be sure students pronounce it correctly kɒmpɪˈtɪʃ(ə)n

Highlighting Detail (11-15 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language and read for detail

-Tell students they will receive a text and should read it carefully now. -Look for these details What did he/she win? Who did he/she go with? Where did they stay? What was the weather like? What did they do on Saturday? What did Jim/Logan do on Sunday? -Give students different texts, some students get the text about Jim, others get the text about Sandra - Ask students to read the entire article (either about Jim or Sandra) and answer there questions. -Instruct students to ask their partner these questions about the text they didn't read. -Tell students to read the task once again quickly, and make a list of adjectives. -Compare as a group. -How many opposites can you find?

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

-Ss are shown photos of people wearing funny hats, and do a matching exercise as an introduction to adverbs. -Ss re-read text and find examples of adverbs. -Compare with a partner. -T elicits the rule (adverbs come after the verb, and before the adjectives) -FB is given on the WB.

Controlled Practice (9-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

-Chest handout and tell students to choose the correct words to complete the HO (ex. 5) -Give hand out -Check in GW -Display key

Freer/ Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice, and allow students Freer practice

-Display photos of well known places in parts of Istanbul where some of the Ss live -Provide menu samples to show prices for the places shown -Ask students to come up with some details about one of these places, using adverbs and adjectives, and if not use the menu or photo to come up with details -Tell students to talk about these places and what they think about them in PW using the TL. this place is: - too expensive or quite cheap - really beautiful or really ugly - really dirty or very clean -really boring or really interesting - too noisy or very quiet - very friendly or very unfriendly

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