To provide review of comparative, superlative adjectives and modifying adverbs in the context of sports and locations in Istanbul
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of locations and special sites in Istanbul
Procedure (36-48 minutes)
Show Powerpoint slide, and have students name the adjective, comparative and superlative. First slide: coffee-campfire-sun (hot-hotter-hottest). Second slide: Queen-Bill Gates (rich-richer-richest of the world)
*Make 4 columns on the board, number them 1-2-3-4. Write cold-colder-coldest in the first column. Elicit students to form high-etc. and quiet-etc. Add er/est on the top of the column. *Form pairs *Show handouts. Explain exercise. Give handouts. *Have pairs work out the exercise and write down their answers. *Have students write the comparative and superlative forms on the board. Explain were needed. *Make a special note at the bottom of the board of the irregular adjectives: bad, good and far.
*Form pairs. *Look at the table with the class, and discuss the first sentence (already filled in). *Have students do the exercise in pairs. *Discuss the answers as a class, and write the modifying adverbs combined with the comparative/superlative form. Underline and discuss to make sure the meaning and form of all adverbs is clear.
*Students fill in exercise 3 on their own. *Students walk around to find people with similar answers. Monitor to make sure everybody (unless physically not able) moves around. *Briefly discuss answers as a class.
*Go through the questions as a class, to make sure everybody understands the vocab. Drill questions that are difficult to pronounce. *Instruct students to discuss the questions, and write their answers down. *When they are finished, have the students talk with other pairs to see if they have the same answers.
Only if there is time left: *As a teacher (and non-native of Istanbul) pick a few questions of the previous exercise, and ask them to the students. If answers differ, have students explain why their answer is better than the others.