Khatereh Tabar Khatereh Tabar

comparative adjectives
A1/A2 (Elementary) level


In this lesson, Ss will learn about comparative adjectives both regular and irregular. The lesson will start with some questions about the sentences they studied before. Ss will read them again and find comparative adjectives and find out the changes the adjectives have gone through. The grammatical points will be elicited afterwards. This step is followed by a controlled practice. Finally, Ss will go through a free practice in groups to compare two cities using comparative adjectives.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of comparative adjectives

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in comparative adjectives both regular and irregular forms


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To generate curiosity in the focus of the lesson (comparative adjectives)

- Ask Ss to remember what they've studied for the previous session. - Ask them to give as many adjectives as possible about two cities.

Exposure (4-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through some sentences extracted from the text

- Instruct Ss to read the sentences and show how the adjectives have changed. - Ask Ss to do it in pairs. - Ask Ss to check their answers in their groups.

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

- Draw a table on WB. - Ask Ss to locate the adjectives (they discussed about in groups) for each column. - Elicit the forms as much as possible. Do not clarify unless it is needed.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the irregular forms and any points remaining

- Write good and Bad on the board. - Ask Ss to guess the comparative form of the adjectives. - If elicitation doesn't work, clarify they are irregular and present the forms to Ss. - Ask Ss to give examples of what is good/ better and bad/ worse to check the concept.

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

- Instruct Ss to read the sentences and complete them with comparative adjectives individually. - Ask them to check in pairs. - project the answer key and ask them to check their responses. - Monitor to make sure everyone is on the right track.

Free Practice (7-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

- Put two pictures of Istanbul and Bodrum on WB. - Group Ss based on fruit names. (apple, banana,cucumber,...) - Ask Ss to compare two cities based on qualities like size, population, weather,....) - Monitor and take notes of mistakes. - In an O/C FB, go through the mistakes and wrap up the session.

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