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ELI Payron Europe 9C
A1-A2 Beginner level


Comparative adjectives - compare two cities


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of comparative adjectives

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion about where to go on vacation


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Teacher: What city outside of Turkey would you like to visit on holiday? Why?

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

Compare Istanbul to Toronto Population: Big or Small Temperature: Hot or cold Cleanliness: Clean or dirty Safety: Safe Dangerous Distance: Close Far Pace: Slow Fast Crowded: spacious crowded Overall: Good Bad

Highlighting and Clarification (7-8 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Structure: Subject + is + adjective + er + than object or Subject + is + more long adjective + than object. Exceptions: good/bad better, worse ends in y - becomes i far/father

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

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Semi-Controlled Practice (6-7 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

What other adjectives do you know to describe a city? higher stressed relaxed interesting/exciting boring exotic familiar food tasty, healthy,

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

Have students discuss and compare two cities

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