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Adverbs in adverts
Intermediate (B1) level


In this lesson, students focus on adverbs in the context of short advertisements. The lesson kicks off with a speaking activity about thought-provoking adverts to arouse students' interest in the forthcoming topic area. Next, in turn, comes the clarification stage and focus on MPF culminating in controlled-practice exercises. In the end, the lesson is wrapped up with a discussion of most important possessions as a freer practice.


Abc Fifth ppt slide
Abc Fourth ppt slide
Abc Third ppt slide
Abc Second ppt slide
Abc First ppt slide
Abc V Preteach Handout
Abc V-ADV Cut-ups
Abc HO03
Abc HO02
Abc HO01

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of adverbs in the context of short advertisements

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of adverts


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

* Ask students to look at the first slide and tell you what they are * Ask students to discuss in their groups what message each picture is trying to convey and share their ideas with the classroom afterward. * Once the feedback is carried out, show them the second slide and elicit some ideas to complete the sentences on the slide.

Exposure (4-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

* Hand out HO01. Give them some time to read on their own and later on, elicit what each one is advertising * Pre-teach the blocking vocabulary

Highlighting (2-3 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

* Ask students to underline all the adverbs in the text * Project the third slide onto the board and ask students to voluntarily highlight some of the adverbs

Clarification (4-6 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

* Drill the pronunciation of each adverb in case students have any difficulty in that specific area * Show the fourth slide and ask students to answer the questions.

Controlled Practice (7-9 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

* Hand out HO02 and explain that some verbs and adverbs always go together * elicit some examples and ask students to do the rest in pairs * Next, play a game of charades by dividing the class into three groups and asking them to act out the cards you place on their desks face down * They could continue until there are no cards left on the table

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

* Hand out HO03 and point out the aim of the exercise is to practice adverbs without -ly * Students first do the exercise on their own and then check with their group * Play the recording so that they could check their answers and ask for any further questions they might have

Free Practice (8-9 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

* Ask students to talk about their most important possession * Instruct them to use at least 3 adverbs while speaking * After they are done with the activity, ask them to stand up and walk around the classroom and report back the most interesting story. Tell them to make sure their partner has used all the required adverbs.

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