Vocabulary- Weird and Wonderful Adjectives
Pre- Intermediate level
To provide clarification of descriptive words in the context of things that are scary, strange, or wonderful.
To provide writing practice in the context of describing a creature or thing.
Procedure (34-36 minutes)
Put picture of Loch Ness on the board. "Does anyone know what this is a picture of?" Introduce "strange creatures." "What is Loch Ness? Is it an animal? No- its some sort of monster right? It's a very strange creature." Put students into pairs to talk about strange or unusual creatures. WCFB
Have Ss read two paragraphs about weird and wonderful things. Have them place the underlined vocabulary in appropriate section on word map. Demo "strange" together. ICQ: Which words are you placing in the map? (The underlined ones.) Pair check. WCFB
Clarify meaning, form, and pronunciation. Draw attention to the use of the word "funny." "Does funny mean 'something that makes you laugh' here?"
Have students complete sentences with a suitable word from the word map [on the board]. Pair Check, WCFB.
Ss are put into groups. Each pair creates a drawing of something weird, wonderful, or scary. Show students demo drawing of unicorn. ICQ: After a few minutes, Ss swap drawings with a neighboring pair and write a paragraph about the other's picture. The paragraph must be four sentences and include the some of the words from the previous activities. Demo by reading short paragraph written by brother. ICQ: Are you writing a whole page? [No] How many sentences are you writing?  What words are you using? [the adjectives on the board]. Join pairs into groups. Have Ss read the paragraph about their drawing. Discuss if they agree with the words used to describe their picture. WCFB