A2/B1 (Pre-Intermediate) level
To provide clarification and practice of superlative adjectives in the context of survival lexical set
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of superlative adjectives
Procedure (32-46 minutes)
Demonstrate pictures of people and objects with inscriptions (tall-taller-the tallest, handsome-more handsome-the most handsome, happy-happier -the happiest, good-better-the best). Check understanding by eliciting: "Is the Galata Tower as tall as Sapphire?" Ask Ss to stand up and make two groups. Explain that Ss need to line up in a certain superlative order (longest hair to shortest hair, youngest to oldest, tallest to shortest) The team who lines up first in the correct order gets the point.
Ss fill in the gaps in pairs and check the answers with audio script . The answer key can be also displayed on the board with highlighted form. Ask Ss to make parts A and B in pairs. Encourage Ss to give their own examples for part A. In case Ss won`t understand the words far and noisy, ask CCQs: Far: What`s the opposite for "close"? Can we reach an object which is far? No Draw a picture on board if needed. Noisy: Can we sleep well in some noisy place? No What is the opposite for "quiet"?
Ss work individually on correcting the mistakes After peer-checking, Ss compare their answers to the answer key displayed on the board. CCQs: Challenge: Is it easy or difficult? Difficult Does it test my ability? Yes Cope: Do you have a difficult situation? Yes Do you succeed? Yes Push myself: Do I want to get something? Yes Do I move forward? Yes Shelter: Is it a building? Yes Did I build it myself? Yes Does it protect from bad weather? Yes Is it in the forest? Probably
Split Ss into two groups Make them fill in the gaps. Mention that there are two extra words. Get a w/c FB by making Ss write down the answers on the board. Ask Ss whether these people feel positive or negative.
Make Ss complete the questions individually. After peer-checking distribute the answer key. Depending on time assign 1 or 4 question to each group. Monitor. Correct common errors on the board.