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Life with Teenagers
A1-A2 level


In this lesson, Ss will practice comparatives in the context of a life with teenagers.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of comparatives in the context of life with teenagers

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a coversation in the context of family


Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To generate interest in the topic of the text

-T shows a picture of a family. "Who do you think they are?", "Is she their sister?" -Check the title. "Living with the enemy" -Who could be the enemy?" -What do you think the article is talking about? -(brothers) Do they look similar or different? ( a little bit different): Does he look happy? Does he look sad? -

Reading Task • To introduce the target language via a text

-Circle all the adjectives (difficult, different, moody etc.) -Who are these adjectives describing? -Check the text and answer the questions. -When do we use -er When do we use ... find some examples about them

Highlighting Target Language • To highlight the target language by use of a guiding task

-Circle all the adjectives (difficult, different, moody etc.) -Who are these adjectives describing? -Elicit the marker sentence by asking qs like "Who is mature, who is stubborn? Can you find a sentence from the reading?" Marker sentence: "Tom's two years older than Harry, so he's more mature and less stubborn than his brother." Write the marker sentence on board with dashes. ( older, than, more, less, than ) Ask: Who is more mature? Who is stubborn? Drill the marker sentence. (Break it into parts)

Clarifying target language • Clarify meaning of target language

-Showing the marker sentence: "What are we doing in this sentence?" -When we compare, how many things are we comparing? -When do we use -er? (one syllable, old, older) -When do we use more? (two syllables or more) -Spelling rule: noisy (noisier) (adjective ends in -y, changes to -İ and we add -er. -Spelling rule: big (bigger) If a 1 syllable adjective ends in consonant+vowel+consonant (big), we double the final consonant and add -er (bigger). -Which adjectives are irregular? (good= better, bad=worse, far=further, farther. ) -What is the opposite of more? (less) (less stubborn) (find an example in the article)

Language Practice • To provide controlled and freer oral practice of comparatives
Feedback & Error Correction • To establish correct answers and deal with results of the task
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