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Grammar: Comparatives and Superlatives
Intermediate level Students level

Description

In this lesson, students learn about Comparatives and Superlatives through several strategies and practices based on a listening exercise about a woman who speaks about her favourite country. The lesson starts with eliciting questions to lead students to the main topic, describing people and objects. This is followed by a listening exercise based on a speaker talking about his journey. Then, an explanation of the grammar rules will take place. Finally, students will have controlled and free practices.

Materials

Main Aims

  • To enable students to understand and use Comparatives and Superlatives in the context of their favourite countries.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To review the comparatives' and superlatives' rules in the context of countries, food, and weather.
  • To develop students' skills of listening for gist and specific information about comparatives and superlatives in the context of a woman talking about countries she visited and her favourite country to live in.

Procedure

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

T shows pictures of two types of food and asks Ss "What is this?", "Do you like to eat this (points to picture 1)?", "Why?" Then does the same with the second picture. T shows the next couple of pictures and asks Ss "Which country does this flag belong to?", "What is the weather like in this country?" Then does the same with the other one.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T gives instructions to Ss to answer listening exercise about a woman who visited many countries and talks about her favourite. T distributes the exercises to the Ss. T asks Ss to listen to a woman who visited many countries and speaks her opinion about them. T writes on the board some sentences in comparatives and superlatives that are found in the woman's speech.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T starts explaining the grammar rules by drawing an apple on the board and asks Ss about it. T draws another apple bigger than the first one and asks again. T explains the grammar rule regarding comparatives with short-regular adjectives Subject + verb + adj. -er (+ than + object) T explains the grammar rule regarding comparatives with long-regular adjectives Subject + verb + more+ adj. (+ than + object) T explains the grammar rule regarding comparatives with irregular adjectives Subject + verb + irregular adj. (+ than + object) T gives students some adjectives to generate comparative sentences. T starts explaining the superlatives. T explains the grammar rule regarding superlatives with short-regular adjectives Subject + verb + the + adj. -est (than others) T explains the grammar rule regarding superlatives with long-regular adjectives Subject + verb + the most+ adj. (than others) T explains the grammar rule regarding superlatives with irregular adjectives Subject + verb + the +irregular adj. (than others)

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T asks Ss to cooperate on answering an exercise to be established. T gives Ss the exercise. TS feedback.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T asks Ss to think about the following questions and speak to each other then share with the class. 1. What is your favourite country? 2. What do you like most about that country? 3. Is the food and weather there very different from Turkey? In what way?

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