Fatima Fatima

intermediate level


In this lesson students will review how to describe their emotional state and their opinions about things by using -ed/-ing adjectives. Most importantly they shall be able to discern the difference between the use of -ed and -ing endings.


Abc computer

Main Aims

  • To have students review and practice -ed/-ing adjectives and describe which TV programmes they love, hate, find annoying, find exciting etc.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice listening skill


lead in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The T begins with showing a few photo and will elicit some adjectives how a photo can be described.

speaking (8-10 minutes) • to practice on speaing

T asked them some questions and let them speak.what is boring? what is challenging? how do you feel when you watch horror movies?

Language Forms ed/-ing adjectives (6-10 minutes) • To expose students to language analysis for -ed/-ing adjectives

1) Writes "I'm bored" 2) Elicit adjective "What kind of word is bored?" - writes adjective 3) Adjectives -ed says and writes "It describes how someone feels" movie is boring "It describes the thing that makes them feel that way"

Exercise 1 (2-3 minutes) • to identify what kind of programmes the people are watching in the pictures.

Teacher shall share the handouts. Sts shall look at the pictures and the teacher shall elicit the answers from students as asked in the activity.

Exercise 2: • Sts shall complete the descriptions in A with the adjectives in B

s match the A column to B

CCQ's for Vocabulary (5-7 minutes) • To have students review the vocabulary they're about to be tested on in Practice 1 with CCQ's.

Following Exercise 2 the teacher shall concept check for adjectives presented in Practice 1. T shall elicit the meaning of the -ed/-ing adjectives through the following questions: 1) "Has anything shocking happened on the news lately?" 2) "What do you find pleasing to do on weekends?" 3) "Do you find English grammar confusing?" 4) "Do you find driving in Istanbul frustrating?" 5) "What is the most amazing thing you've seen?" 6) "What was the last film you saw that was really inspiring?" 7) "How many times have you been annoyed at your boss?" 8) "Has anyone dissapointed you lately?" 9) "What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you?"

Practice 1 • This exercise aims to drill the use and meaning of -ed/-ing adjectives covered so far

Sts shall read each sentence and choose the correct adjective to complete the sentences. Teacher shall monitor while sts work. Teacher shall check answers as whole class Answers: 1) shocking 2) pleased 3) confusing 4) annoyed 5) embarrassing 6) amazing 7) disappointing 8) inspiring

Practice 2 • To get students in pairs and practice using adjectives in speech to formulate target language.

Sts will be asked to get in pairs and discuss how they would feel in the situations listed in the handout. The teacher shall monitor the discussions one by one.

Boardgame: • To further drill the use of adjectives practiced in the lesson in the form of a game

Sts get in groups of 3 Student rolls the dice Student that lands on a square has to answer the question using TL (other students can ask them) First student to reach 'FINISH' wins the game.

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