Hassan Mirmonsef Hassan Mirmonsef

Superlative adjectives
A2, Elementary level


Abc handout-pics (HO-1)
Abc Slide
Abc handout-freer practice (HO-3)
Abc handout-discovery (HO-1)
Abc handout-practice (HO-2)

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of superlative adjectives in the context of living in cities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a Mingling in the context of city living


Warm up (4-5 minutes) • To set the context of lesson and engage students

T has already sticked some pictures of famous cities around the world, Istanbul, moscow, Izmir, Ankara, Dubai. T asks sts to share their ideas in pairs. T instructs: " Check your chairs. There is a piece of papers there. Which one do you think is the best city to live in?" ICQ: "What do you talk about?" "Do you choose city from the list?" - yes FB: T asks students "what were the cities?" T nominates and asks one-two sts their ideas.

Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To let students get familiar with the structure through a context

T builds upon the previous feedback. " I have no idea which one is the best" T instructs "There's a table here. You can find some information about cities. Use the table and complete sentences". (Table is completely teacher-made based on the authentic data from the internet and the original idea comes from Teaching Enlish Grammar.) Task: T distributes the handout-discovery and sts complete the sentences on their own. FB: Pair check. T projects the exercise on the board and asks faster sts to complete the sentences on the board.

Grammar-Discovery (5-6 minutes) • To discover grammar rule

Using the FB from previous stage, T highlights the structure representing the superlatives. " The most expensive", "The cheapest" and " The hottest". T elicits "Why do we use this structure?" T asks CCQ: "Do we compare two cities or more than two cities?" - more than two CCQ: "Can we use bigger for two things?" -no T practices the sentences with sts and sts repeat chorally and indivdually.

Discovery#2 (3-4 minutes) • To find the pattern in superlatives

T instructs "Write comparatives and superlatives of these adjectives in column." * T models " what do we write for cold?" - colder - the coldest T distributes handout-discovTask: Sts do the activity in pairs. FB: Peer check with other groups. T can also ask them to stick the tables on the wall and check their classmates' work. * If sts have no problem with understanding, T can guide them toward principle of -est and 'the most'.

Game (3-5 minutes) • To raise students' awareness over common problems in superlatives

T reads aloud phrases and asks sts to say "BOOO" and "YES" to show if they think the phrase is not correct or correct. ICQ: T models the first one 'the best city' vs. 'the goodest city'. Task: - The best city - The most famous restaurant - The most big cat - The worstest - The baddest food - The cleanest street To make it more challemging and demanding, T can read sentences.

Vocabulary (2-3 minutes) • To pre-teach some essential vocabulary related to the text

T sets the context of the text. T pre-teaches: -famous - popular - delicious - relaxing +visuals + CCQ

Practice-grammar (3-5 minutes) • To practice superlative adjectives

T instructs "There's a text here about London. Fill in the blanks with superlatives." ICQ:" What do you write in the blanks?" "Do you write comparative or superlative?" Task: Sts do the activity in 3 mins. FB: pair-check.

practice grammar-2 (3-4 minutes) • To use superlatives in a less controlled activity

T instructs: " Use the text and write superlatives in the blanks." ICQ: "How do you find the adjectives?" -from the text " Do you write comparatives or superlatives?" - superlatives Task: Sts fill in the blanks in pairs. FB: Answer key. (Although the grammar is the main aim, we can use answer key because it's the second practice.)

Freer practice (5-6 minutes) • To activate grammar knowledge in the context of city

T preps sts for freer practice.... T elicits from sts "It's my first time in Istanbul. What is the best part of Istanbul?" After elicitation, T asks sts if they are from other cities. T instructs "Ask two of your classmates about: -The most delicious food - The most relaxing place - The most peaceful park - The most interesting museum ICQ: "To how many sts do you talk?" - two "Where do you write about your city?" - sts show that row

Conversation • To have a free practice

What is the best city in the world and why?

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