Gonca Nur Ölmez Gonca Nur Ölmez

Teaching practice 8
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will learn comparatives through a reading text about holiday places in Egypt. There will be stages for the reading text like gist reading and reading for specific information. Then, they will focus on comparatives. Meaning, form and pronunciation stages will be followed. Also, there will be activities for practice and production


Abc PPT(comparing two cities with info given)
Abc PPT for MFP
Abc Answer key(gap-fill)
Abc picture for production
Abc PPT for vocabulary
Abc PPT for production
Abc Gap-fill (HO4)
Abc reading for specific info(HO3)
Abc gist reading(HO2)
Abc the reading text (HO1)
Abc PPT for lead-in

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of comparatives in the context of holiday places in Egypt

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about holiday places in Egypt in the context of travelling


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show a picture on the board and ask "What comes to your mind when you see this?" Try to elicit "traveling". Show discussion questions on the board, and divide the students into pairs. Ask them to discuss the questions on the board. Take some general feedback.

Exposure (10-12 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Before reading the text, pre-teach the vocabulary related to the text. Show some visuals in a PPT to elicit the words. Try not to show the word before drilling. Remind the students that they re going to read a text about the holiday places in Egypt. Distribute the text and gist HO to the students. Ask the students to skim the text and match the cities with the pictures. Set a time limit( 2 mins). Ask them to check their answers with their partners. Check the answer together on the board. Give the second reading task to the students and ask them to read the text in detail, and answer the questions. Set the time limit (4-5 mins). Ask the students to check their answers in pairs. While checking the answers together on the board, ask some questions for justification.

Presentatiton (10-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Ask some questions to the students about the second reading task, and try to elicit this sentence. "Sels Hotel is smaller than Shokran Hotel." -How many rooms does Sels Hotel have? -How many rooms does Shokran Hotel have? -Which one is small? Ask some CCQs: -Do we find their differences? -Do we compare 2 things? Use the paper prepared before to show form. Try to elicit the other forms of the comparative by asking some questions about the text. -How much does the Sels Hotel cost? -Which one is expensive? As you elicit the sentence, elicit the form, as well. Drill the sentences for the pronunciation part.

Practice (4-6 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Give the fill in the blanks activity to the students, and ask them to fill in the gaps alone. Ask them to check their answers with their partners. Then, ask the students to look under their table for the answer key. The students check their answers by looking at the answer key. Optional Show 2 different pictures from Turkey(Eskişehir and İstanbul). Ask the students to look at the information given, and make three sentences by looking at the information. Ask them to share their sentences with their friends.

Production (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with production of the target language

Show the slide prepared before for production activity. (Antalya and Ankara) Ask the students for some adjectives to use while comparing these two cities. Elicit some adjectives and write them on the board. Tell the students that I have friend, Tim. Show his picture, as well. He wants to come to Turkey for holiday, but he cannot decide where to go. Divide the students into groups of three. Ask the students to choose one of these cities, and make at least 4 sentences with comparatives. Do a demonstration. ICQs: -Will you choose one of the cities? (yes) -Will you write sentences about that city? (yes) -How many sentences? (4) -Alone or groups? (groups) Take some general feedback. Take notes for delayed feedback while they are writing sentences.

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