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Elementary level


In this lesson, students will be introduced to the superlatives in the context of buying and selling.


Abc Quiz
Abc Article
Abc Gap fill handout

Main Aims

  • In this lesson, students will learn superlative adjectives in the context of shopping.

Subsidiary Aims

  • In this lesson, SS will read a short article about a department store.


Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • Getting SS interested in the context.

T hands out the "quiz." The SS are split into teams and they choose a team captain. Rules: the questions are revealed one by one. SS have to wait for the T to finish reading, then discuss with their team. They tell the captain, and the captain answers. Whoever answers first gets the point.

Focusing on meaning (5-7 minutes) • SS skim the article to focus on the superlatives.

SS are given questions. Then they read the article quickly to find the answers. PEER CHECK WGFB SS are focused on the underlined and capitalized words from the article and the quiz. Their meanings are similar. Elicit "adjective" if you can. If SS stare at T: (Akmerkez is bigger than Palladium. Forum Istanbul is bigger than Akmerkez. Shinsegae is the biggest.) CCQs (LA sheet)

Focus on form (7-10 minutes) • SS group comparatives and superlatives.

T writes: comparative superlative big new cheap busy happy expensive beautiful good bad SS match the cut up papers in groups. SS focus on form: what is similar? they al have "the." Half has "-iest" and other half has "most." Why? (count the syllables)

Focus on pronunciation (5-5 minutes) • Practicing the most common sentences.

Here are the ‘most ex’pensive ’shops. the 'cheapest Backchaining ….is the ‘biggest de’partment ‘store in the ‘world.

Controlled practice (5-7 minutes) • SS build their own comparatives and superlatives

SS are given a gap fill handout. They fill it alone, then peer check. WGFB

Freer speaking practice (10-12 minutes) • SS focus on their fluency

cheap t-shirt LC Waikiki Tuesday bazaar Vakko SS are given 1 item to buy and 3 choices. Together, they must talk about where they would go to buy it and why. (LCW is the cheapest, but they are the ugliest....} 5 minutes, error correction, then partners change.

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