Heba Ahmed EL-mahdy Heba Ahmed EL-mahdy

Adjectives in a context lesson
Elementary level


In this lesson students learn or revise adjectives and the rules governing the position of adjectives. The context is discussing things ,which are typically American using common adjective/noun phrases.Students will practice listening too.


Main Aims

  • To provide clear and easy to remember examples of adjective/noun word order.
  • To provide clarification of language used for description

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide listening to sentences and writing them down.


Warmer/Lead-in (8-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Put a chair in front of the students .Describe the chair by saying adjectives . Example ; big chair ,wooden chair......etc. Then ask them to use as many adjectives to describe it. Write all what they say in a diagram on the board. Divide students into two groups and ask them to write as many adjectives to describe the words ( flat and car) on the board. the winner group will write the most adjectives.

Exposure (2-3 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Ask students about things which they think are typically American.

Highlighting (5-6 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Ask students to match pictures with their names in pairs. Check their answers.

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

Write down all the new vocabulary on the board.Drill in groups after you demonstrate the right pronunciation. explain meaning and form. Ask CCQ.

Controlled Practice (7-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Ask students to answer Ex. 1a in pairs. Then write a clear feedback on the board .Then, ask students for peer correction . Ask students to do Ex. 3a in pairs after you demo. Then give them a clear feed back.

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

Ask students to look at the picture in Ex.3c. Ask them generally to elicit some vocabulary from what's in the picture . Demo to ask ss to form adjective / noun phrases in pairs. Ex. a poor man . old men. Listening : Ask students to write the sentences they hear. Then, give them a clear feedback.

Free Practice (3-4 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ball game. Ask every student to say an adjective while throwing the ball to another one ,and the other student will say an adjective to form an adjective/noun phrase ,then the one with the ball says a noun and throw the ball to another one and so on.

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