Vocabulary (Adjective, Negative Prefixes)
Intermediate, B2 level
To provide clarification and practice of adjectives with negative prefixes in the context of audioscript
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of personal characteristics by using adjectives with negative prefixes
Procedure (35-48 minutes)
Greet the students. Introduce the perspective of the salesperson. Ask 2 questions on how the process went down on the salesperson's side: -Was the salesperson successful or unsuccessful to convince the customer to get the Spark Gold Card? -Do you think the salesperson is 100% honest or dishonest while trying to convince the customer? -What do you think of sales staff in general? Are they trustworthy or untrustworthy? Why do you think so?
Ask the students to highlight 7 adjectives with negative prefixes from the audio script and add them to the table provided. Make sure SS are aware that adding the prefix makes the meaning of the lexis negative. Peer-check after they finish. Flash the answers on the board once the peer-check is over. Elicit antonyms/synonyms for any unfamiliar lexis. Use CCQs where necessary.
Ss throw a ball of jumbled papers one inside another to each other and whoever catches it peel off a layer of paper and tries to complete it.
SS complete the sentences with a negative adjective from the table. Peercheck. Feedback.
Students write 10 T/F statements about themselves by using adjectives with negative prefixes. Then they swap their papers with one another and try to guess whether those statements are true or false about their peers.