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Comparatives and Superlatives
b1 level


In this lesson, the students will be able to differentiate between the meaning of Comparatives and Superlatives by using one syllable or more than one syllable adjectives. First, they will be dwelling on the meaning and then the form. They will be able to grade the sentence with quantifiers. Finally the students will be doing a vocabulary activity about technology. If there is time, they will speak about inventions.


Abc Completing Brackets Handout
Abc Technology Vocabulary Pictures
Abc Comparatives-quantifiers Pictures
Abc Filling the Chart Handout
Abc Word Web Handout

Main Aims

  • To provide practice over Comparatives and Superlatives.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency in Technology and Inventions context.


Lead In (3-7 minutes) • To draw the students' attention on Comparatives and Superlatives

-Introduce the target language by writing some questions on the board. "Is Mexico or Australia safer?" "What is the easiest subject at school?" "Which language is more difficult? Arabic or English?" "What is the most delicious food you know?" -Try to elicit the difference between sentences with one syllable and more than one syllable adjectives. -Let the students complete the chart in part 4b. -Peer check

Showing With Pictures (5-7 minutes) • To deduce the meaning of quantifiers

-Put the pictures of BMW and Opel on the board. "Which one is more expensive?" -BMW "Is there a small or big difference in money?" -Big Then, "BMW is a lot\much\far more expensive than Opel". -Put the pictures of Zara and H&M on he board. Draw t-shirts of $50 and $40. "Is there a big or small difference in money? -Small Then, "H&M is a little/ a little bit/ slightly cheaper than Zara".

Gap-filling activity (10-12 minutes) • To decide on the previously learnt structures

-Show the activity and tell them to fill in the gaps. ICQ- Are you filling the gaps with only Comparatives? No, it can also be Superlative." -Let them peer check first -Get the answers randomly from the students -Tell them to choose one of the statements they agree in 5 and circle -Students explain the reason why they chose to their peers, then swop to another partner

Word Web Activity (8-10 minutes) • To learn the words related to technology

-Reflect the web on board -Put the related pictures next to the vocabulary to be a hint -Students complete the chart individually -Peer check -They come to the board to complete the web when they are ready -Try to elicit meanings from the students by asking CCQ to be sure -Do drilling

Invention game (8-10 minutes) • To explain a word to other students

-Tell the students to think/find of an invention from last 100 years -Write a few sentences about it -Put them in pairs -The other student tries to guess the invention, then they swop

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