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Comparative adjectives
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson Ss will learn how to produce sentences using comparative adjectives both regular and irregular.the lesson will start by asking some questions about favorite sports and teams.Ss will read a brief passage, find comparative adjectives and find out the changes the adjectives have gone through.The grammatical points will be elicited afterwards. This step is followed by a controlled practice. Finally, Ss will go through a free practice in groups to compare two kinds of sports using comparative adjectives


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of comparative adjectives in the context of sports and teams throughout a reading passage about a match between two teams

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in comparative adjectives both regular and irregular forms


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

-T asks Ss: What kind of sports do you like ? Do you like football? What's your favorite team? Why do you like it? -T elicits answers with adjectives and writes them on the WB

Exposure (5-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

- Instruct Ss to read the passage identify the comparative adjectives show how the adjectives have changed. - Ask Ss to do it in pairs.

Highlighting (3-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

- Draw a table on WB. - Ask Ss to locate the adjectives in the passage for each column. - Elicit the forms as much as possible. Do not clarify unless it is needed.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

-Elicit the regular form of the comparative adjectives (which is adding -er) and write some adj ending with (Y) , short syllable , long syllables and irregular adj to elicit and explain the changes each kind of adj has gone through . - Write good and Bad on the board. - Ask Ss to guess the comparative form of the adjectives. - If elicitation doesn't work, clarify they are irregular and present the forms to Ss. - Ask Ss to give examples of what is good/ better and bad/ worse to check the concept

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

- Instruct Ss to read the sentences on the worksheet and complete them with comparative adjectives individually. - Ask them to check in pairs. - project or write on the WB the answer key and ask them to check their responses. - Monitor to make sure everyone is on the right track.

Semi-Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

-write a list of adjectives on the WB -Divide Ss into two groups and set a time limit to finish the task and whoever finishes the task first wins the game -Ask Ss to change the adjectives into comparative adjectives -each S in the group writes one comparative adjective and pass the marker to the next one -when the timer goes off check the Ss's answers and announce the winning group

Free Practice (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

- In a box that has different kinds of sports asks each group to pick two . - Group Ss based on flowers names. (rose,jasmine,tulip...) - Ask Ss to compare two sports based on qualities like popularity, excitement,number of players ....) - Monitor and take notes of mistakes. - At the end , go through the mistakes and wrap up the session (feedback and error correction)

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