Aliaa Ahmed Eissa Aliaa Ahmed Eissa

All around the world
Intermediate level


In this lesson, Sts learn how to use comparative and superlative forms to compare some countries in the context of all around the world. The lesson starts with the lead-in by watching a video then asking the students about their dream countries. This is followed by the exposure stage to make the students familiar with the target language (TL). After that the students highlight the TL. Hence, the teacher clarifies aspects of the TL through eliciting, asking CCQs and drilling. After that, the Sts do a controlled to prepare them the freer practice. This is followed by two freer activities to make sure that they really absorb the target language and to provide an opportunity for the Sts to use the TL. The lesson ends up with the teacher's feedback on the content and language.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of comparatives and superlatives adjectives in the context of all around the world.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide deduction reading practice using a text about countries in the context of all around the world.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Welcome the Ss. Tell the Ss that they will see a video. Ask the Ss about their dream country. Make a short quiz to know where they really belong. Ask them to write down these two countries to use them later.

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

Ask the Ss to try to guess the answers individually( EX:1,2,3,4,5,6 page:26). Ask them to work in pairs for peer-check. Tell the Ss that they are going to listen and check their answers and they will also hear one more piece of information about each question. Give them a few seconds to take notes after listening to each question. Then ask them to share what they noted with their partners. Give them feedback.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Ask the Ss to find comparatives and superlatives in the quiz in pairs. Give two examples and ask Ss to identify them. Students do the rest in pairs. Give FB.

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

Elicit the Tl from the Sts, ask them some CCQs to check the meaning, drill the right pronunciation, and introduce to them the concept of comparatives and superlatives using PowerPoint slides.

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

Ask Ss to work in pairs to complete each sentence( Practice:1, page 27). Emphasize that they should use two words. Encourage them to attempt to answer each question before looking at the transcript ( page 161). Set the time(5m). Monitor to provide help if needed. Give FB. Ask Sts to work individually to rearrange some statements(HO1). Demonstrate the first one with them. Set the time(3m). Ask them to check their answers in pairs. Monitor the Ss to provide help. Give FB

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

Tell ss that they are going to play a game, and they will play in pairs. Each of a pair pulls a card from the bunch faced-down and compares the two countries in one minute using what they have learned, then write the statement on the board. Use the alarm every minute to change pairs and pick up a new card. Remember to monitor while they are playing. Ask them if they heard anything funny or interesting while playing. Give feedback.

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

Ask Ss to make a conversation in pairs comparing between the two counties that they came up with during the lead-in. Help them with some guided words through a powerpoint slide,

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