Valentina Valentina

Intermediate level


Abc Track 1.17
Abc Handout 3
Abc Track 1.16
Abc Presentation
Abc Handout 2
Abc Handout 1

Main Aims

  • To provide Ss with clarification and practice of comparative and superlaive structures in the context of doing sport.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give Ss practice in listening (for gist and detail) and speaking for accuracy in the context of doing different sports


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage Ss

Show the photos of Toby and Kate. Ask: 'Who are they? What sports are they interested in?' Ss predict. Write the predictions on the w/b. Ask Ss what sport they would like to do.

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a listening activity

Tell Ss that they are going to listen to two interviews and guess which sports Toby and Kate do. Give them HO1 which has this task and some pictures of the words they are going to hear. Let Ss go through the words and then play Tracks 1.16-1.17. Ss guess in pairs. Whole-class feedback.

Highlighting (4-5 minutes) • To draw Ss' attention to the target language

Tell Ss that they are going to listen again and fill in the blanks in the tapescripts (HO2). Play Track 1.16-1.17. Ss check in pairs. Whole-class feedback.

Clarification (7-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Show an example of TL from the tapescript. Ask Ss CCQ (see Language Analysis). Elicit form. Let Ss fill in the table in ex.1 (HO3) with the adjectives they wrote in HO2. Ss complete the table in pairs. Check in pairs and with the whole-class.

Controlled Practice (4-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare Ss for more meaningful practice

Elicit an example and give the instructions for the ex 2 (HO3). Ss work individually. Then check in pairs and with the whole-class.

Semi-Controlled Practice (7-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Ss complete ex 3 (HO3) with their own opinions about different sports. Share your opinions in small groups and see if others agree with you.

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

Ss do the Speaking task (HO3) in pairs. Then 2 pairs make a small group and share the answers. Whole-class feedback.

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