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comparing adjectives- comparing equal adjectives
Intermediate level


In this lesson,learners are going to deal with another way of comparison.As they have leanrnt about comparing two or more adjectives,which means comparatives and superlatives of adjectives,hence,it is primordial to know the different ways of comparing.


Abc handouts-pictures-teacher's course book

Main Aims

  • To provide learners with different ways in comparing .

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide learners with extra information which means distinguishing between different types of comparison and also dealing with potential problems with prepositions.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students makes a brief revision about the previous lesson about comparatives and superlatives of adjectives. t.asks learners to focus their attentions on the projected picture.(Shangai then and now) t.asks some questions: what is this? Do you know this city? T.sets a table which contains different information about Shangai. where is Shangai? Why do you think population of the city has changed so much in 20 years? What are the main differences between how the city looked then and now?

Highlighting (5-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language with a short description of Shangai. Shangai is in China.The population has grown since 1990s.when the city was redeveloped on a massive scale.This attracted foreign investment and large numbers of migrant workers.Life expectancy also increased significantly.The main difference is that there were fewer,not all buildings.

Controlled Practice (10-15 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

t asks learners to work individually,then check answers in pairs . t.circulates and note how students are using the language. t.asks students to guess the correct answers.In Shangai 25 years ago..(2-p 30) answers:completely different from-the same as-exactly the same-not as busy as-less-worse-fewer. t.plays the recording for students to check their answers. T.asks learners to work in pairs before checking the whole class answers. t.asks learners to listen again and identify either Pan and Jasmine are positive about the changes or negative and to give reasons for their answers.

Free Practice (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language with different ways of comparison. t.asks learners to match adjectives and prepositions in pairs. t.asks learners to choose the correct answers and to justify why. t.asks learners to put phrases in the best place on the line. t.explains and illustrates the different ways of comparing.

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