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Vocabulary - Adjectives to describe stories
Elementary level


In this lesson, the students will learn the adjectives to describe stories through some vocabulary activities based on films. The lesson starts with an activity in which the types of films will be elicited from the students. This is followed by a practise in which the students will, in pairs, find pairs of opposite adjectives in the box. Finally, there is another activity in which the students will write a paragraph about their favourite films using some of the adjectives mentioned in the lesson.


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice of adjectives to describe stories in the context of films.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a paragraph in the context of films.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage the students

The teacher will show six pictures from six different films and ask some questions about the films to elicit the names of types of films from the students. Then, the teacher will drill the names of types of films and show the stress on them.

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

The teacher will give a worksheet on which there are fourteen adjectives to the students. The students, in pairs, will match the opposite adjectives on the paper. After that, the teacher will ask a student from each pair to come to WB and write their answers. Then, if any, their mistakes will be corrected.

Useful Language (10-12 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

The teacher will give a blank page to the students. The students will write a paragraph about a film they have watched recently. The teacher will ask the students to use some of the adjectives mentioned in the lesson. The students will, also, mention other things about the film such as the director, the leading actor and the year. When the students write about it, the teacher will monitor them and take some notes if they make mistakes. Also, the teacher will help the students with the vocabulary they need.

Productive Task(s) (10-12 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

The teacher will stick the papers on WB. The students will read each other's papers. After that, the teacher will ask the students if they would like to watch any of the movies mentioned on the papers. The students will talk about the film that they would like to watch. When the students talk about their friends' favourite film, the teacher will listen to them carefully and focus on their mistakes.

Feedback and Error Correction (5-8 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

The teacher will correct the students' mistakes by using his notes. The teacher will not reveal any names. The mistakes will be corrected by using the whiteboard. For example, if a student says "It is a frightened film." during a stage, the teacher will write two sentences like "It is a frightened film." and "It is a frightening film." on WB and ask the students to find the correct sentence.

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