Comparative and Superlative Lesson in the context of Ways of Travelling
To provide clarification and practice of comparatives and superlaties in the context of ways of travelling
To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about unicycle in the context of ways of travelling
Procedure (41-65 minutes)
I will ask the students how they will travel in Istanbul and whether they use ferry, metrobus, minibus or dolmus to go to work/school or get home. I will try to find out whether they know the vocabulary for transportation and if not I will provide the necessary lexis and some drilling practice.
I will show the picture of Joe Marshall in the book, who rides a unicyle to work. I will have the students work in pairs and discuss the predicting questions before reading task. The students will be given 3 minutes to carry out this activity, which will be followed by feedback.
I will give the students five minutes to check whether their predictions are correct or not and have some feedback.
I will ask the students the second question and give the students 1 minute to read the text again and try to find the answer for the second question. Following reading, I will ask the students to discuss the answer in pairs and have some feedback.
The students will speak about their opinions on Joe's form of transport. I will ask some more questions like is it safe, is it quick, is it good, is it cheap, is it comfortable to expose the vocabulary for the next stage of the lesson.
I will ask the Ss to look at pictures of ways of travelling in their book and try to elicit the vocabulary for the ways of travelling. I assume that the students might already know the lexis for the context. If needed, I will provide the lexis with some drilling. To contextualize the TL, I will show the picture of Scooter and tell them I travel with Scooter.Because it is quicker. Then I will show a picture of Metrobus and tell them scooter is quicker than Metrobus. Scooter is the quickest way of travel. Scooter is comfortable. Scooter is more comfortable than Metrobus. It is the most comfortable way of travel. Scooter is interesting. Scooter is more interesting than Metrobus. It is the most interesting way of travel. Then I will ask some CCQ to check their understanding.
I will ask two students to stand up and ask the class, “Who is tall ? , Who is taller than _____?” After I get the right answer from the students I will write tall on the board and underline it and highlight that it has one syllable. Tall –tall+er= taller Ask the class who is the tallest student and when I get the answer, I will write on the board. Tall-tall+est=tallest the tallest Give the students different names of ways of transport and tell them the ones with the same names should sit together. I will have the students to do the exercises 2 on page 76 after providing some clear instructions. The students will try to fill the chart with their pairs. After 2 minutes, I will ask them to come to the board and fill the chart on the board. After the activity is finished I will have the students do some drilling practice via the audio on pronunciation activity. Following the activity, I will give the group of students some small folded papers with some adjectives such as cheap, busy, clean, expensive, interesting, nice and comfortable written on them. They will come to the board and write the comparative and superlative form on the board. Following this activity I will give the Ss some handouts some grammar exercise in the Target Language. I will provide the Ss 5-7 minutes to complete the task. I will monitor and answer the questions of the students while they do their task.
I will have the students do the drilling practice of the sample comparative and superlative sentences highlighting the stressed and weaker parts. Following this activity, I will get the students to work in pairs and do the activity 3. The students will practice forming the comparative and superlative forms of the given adjectives and ask each other in pairs. I will give them 5 minutes to discuss in pairs and have some feedback from them.
I will write the ways of transport in Istanbul on the board and ask them to think about some comparative and superlative sentences using the adjectives having been taught in the lesson.