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B1 Reg level


Ss will learn to make comparisons with more/as and adjectives in the context of fashion and personal tastes.


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Main Aims

  • The lesson teaches comparisons with as... as to mean "the same as" and not as ... as to mean "less than".

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of adjectives and adverbs
  • To provide practice and clarification of linking words in the context of big glasses, stylish shoes


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

Working in pairs Ss will discuss: What kind of ... music do you like? clothes do you like to wear? car would you like? hairstyle suits you? Do they have similar tastes?

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

WOB TASTE Drill pronunciation, WOB examples. Fish tastes salty. She wears designer clothes, she has good taste. Explain how this word can be used to talk about food, give examples, chocolate tastes good/bad/nasty/sweet/salty. It can also be used to talk about the type of things you like, such as clothes or cars. When you say someone has good taste it means 'the person likes nice things or things you also like'. Bad taste means 'the person likes things that you don't like or things that seam unusual'. Elicit examples of people who have good taste, celebrities. Show video clip of Devil wears prada.... to highlight what a makeover is. What are some things she changes? Lead into Lesson A1

Highlighting (10-15 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Lesson A1 - Ask What are some things people change when they get a makeover? (makeup, hair, clothes) Instuct Ss to analyze before and after images and WOB thier observations. Play recording, Ss listen and write what they like about their makeovers Repeat recording, Ss listen, read along and verify their answers. Review answers (Cindy likes the dress and extra makeup. Ron likes the pants and the leather jacket). As Ss if they agree with the comments made Part B - Pairwork to complete task and then compare answers with class. WOB WCF Explain how they already know how to make comparisons with more, less and -er and that you can also use to make comparisons. Focus on #3 in previous task, ask, Which does he like less: long hair or short hair? WOB He likes short hair less than long hair. Focus #1 - CCQ Which are more comfortable? (both jeans and pants) Is one more comfortable than the other? (no)

Clarification (10-15 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

WOB as... as FORM (not) as + adjective + as Pants are just as comfortable as jeans. Today, I don't look as tired as I did yesterday. (not) as + adverb + as I tried as hard as I could to find the right style. I don't like short hair as much as long hair. Clarify difference b/w adverb and adjective. The woman is loud. adj - The woman speaks loudly. adv (not) as + noun phrase + as She spends as little time as possible on her makeup. She doesn't wear as many bright colors as she should. USE: When two things or people are compared using as ... as, it generally means they are the same in some way. Point out ex on board.. pants just as comfortable as jeans = means that pants and jeans are equally as comfortable. not as ... as generally means that they are not the same. It has a meaning similar to "less than". Ex: I don't like short hair as much as long hair. = I like short hair less than long hair OR I like long hair more then short hair.

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

Ask Ss to read the questions out loud and give their opinions. Have Ss complete Lesson A task

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

In groups, have Ss write as many kinds: of music, clothes, hairstyles, colors... as they can in one minute. Group with the most words, spelled correctly, wins a point.

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

Divide class into 4 groups. Instruct the Ss to write a sentence using an adjective that I will provide and then WOB. Group earn points by writing a correct sentence using the adjective/adverb first.

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