Raheleh Nouraei Raheleh Nouraei

The Longest Bus Ride, Superlative Adjectives
Elementary, A2 level


In this session, students are going to learn about superlative adjectives. To achieve this aim, a number of blocking vocabulary will be introduced to them and they will read a short text named OZBUS to focus more on superlative adjectives.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of superlative adjectives in the context of the longest bus ride

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of adjectives in the context of the longest bus ride
  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about OZBUS an exciting way to travel from London to Sydney in the context of the longest bus ride


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

1. Show the pictures on the board. -Do you know these places? These are the most famous tourist sights in the world. (Ss keep guessing) -Provide the answers on the board.

pre-reading (3-4 minutes) • clarification of lexis

3. Read and match the words and the definitions. -ultimate | ˈʌltɪmət | (b) -backpacker | ˈbækpækə | (a) -tiger reserve | rɪˈzɜːv | (c) -break down | breɪk 'daʊn | (e) -take turns | teɪk 'tɜːnz | (d) a) sb who travels for fun, has not very much money, and carries a backpack b) final/ the most important thing that sb hopes to achieve in the future c) a piece of land set apart for a special purpose d) do the same thing one after another e) a machine stops working

Exposure (5-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

1. Read the text quickly. (You have 3 minutes to read it answer the question) -Did you guess correctly? -Which of these pictures' names did you see in the text? 2. Read it again carefully. Write T for True and F for False. -The Ozbus is the shortest bus travel in the world. (F) -Ozbus passengers see more places than people who travel to Sydney by plane. (T) -Jeff Lane thinks Taj Mahal was the worst place of all. (F) -He thinks Taj Mahal was the best tourist sight of all. (T) -Jeff Lane thinks that tiger reserve was the least exciting place of all. (F) -The best thing happened in Tehran. (F) -Camping at night was more comfortable than staying at a hotel. (F)

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

1. Fill in the blanks. Use the adjectives in the text. -The Ozbus is the .......bus ride in the world. -People can see the ....... beautiful places in the world. -The ...... thing was the Taj Mahal. 2. Underline superlative adjectives in the article. Then complete the table below. (the longest/ the most beautiful/ the best/ the most exciting/ the worst/ the greatest)

Clarification (5-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

1. Show some pictures on PPT. Ask questions. -the picture of 3 snails -the pic. of 3 footballers -the pic. of a house -the pic. of my mom's cooking 2. Clarify the meaning. Superlatives are used to show 1 is different in a group of things/ ideas. Usually, we can find "in/of/ever" at the end of this kind of sentence. 3. Form short adj: great/ the greatest/ the+adj+.... longer adj: exciting/ .........../ .................... irregular adj: good/ ........../....................... irregular adj: bad/ ............/..................... the+short adj.+est the most/ least+ long adj good------> the best bad--------> the worst far----------> the farthest 4. Pronunciation Drill some sentences. Use the TL. change beautiful & place -It is the most beautiful place in the world. crowded city interesting park expensive restaurant big sea small town hot place cold place

Controlled Practice (4-6 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Write sentences about these three boys. Use "of all" at the end of your sentence

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

1. Make questions using superlative adjectives. (the + short adj+ est) (the most+ long adj) eg. What/ cold/ place you visited? What was the coldest place you visited? -What/ hot/ place you visited? -What/ beautiful/ building you saw? -What/ amazing/ experience of your last journey?

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

1. Mingling exercise. Please stand up. Ask 3 people the questions you made. Use superlative adjectives in your answers.

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