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Comparatives and Superlatives
Intermediate level


In this lesson, the students will learn comparative and superlative forms in the context of around the world.


Abc Materials

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of comparative and superlative forms in the context of around the world.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of speaking and reading in the same context.


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and generate interest in the topic.

Welcome students. Ask them how they feel and respond genuinely. Tell the students that they will listen to a recording about three different countries but before you listen, think about these questions: "What is your favorite country?" "What do you like most about that country?" Give an open discussion and listen to their answers.

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

Ask SS if they know a lot about countries around the world. Chest HO 1.Tell them that they need to answer a quiz individually. Give SS time and encourage them to answer even if they don't know the correct answer. Let the learners listen to check their answers and tell them that they will also hear one more piece of information about each question. If SS need support with listening, pause the record after each question to give them time to check in pairs. The student with the highest score is the winner.

Highlighting (7-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Ask the students to circle the adjectives in the questions. Ask them CCQs to elicit the meaning and the form e.g. "Where is the adjective in the question?" "What is the common thing between these adjectives?" "Why do they have (er/est)?" "Which country here is the bigger/biggest?" Pronunciation : Drill the correct pronunciation.

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

Chest HO 2. Ask SS to mach the sentences to the correct picture. Monitor carefully. Let the learners to check their answers in pairs. Give feedback. Meaning: Ask Ls CCQs to elicit the meaning e.g. "Why did you choose this sentence with this picture?" "Does slightly means a little bit?" Form: Write marker sentences on the board to show them the form. Use a different color to write degree adverbs to make it easier for them. Pronunciation: Drill the correct pronunciation. Chest HO 2. Ask Ls about the prepositions that used in superlative form. Tell them to fill in gaps with an appropriate preposition. Let them check their answers in pairs. Give feedback.

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

Chest HO 3. Tell SS that they need to complete each sentence. Emphasize that they need to write two words. Encourage them to answer. Monitor carefully and check that Ls have improved in their knowledge of the TL. Provide help whenever necessary. Let them check their answers in pairs. Give feedback.

Free Practice (12-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Tell SS that they need to listen to some questions and then write their answers in any order they choose. Pause the record after each question to give students time to think and write. Tell them to swap their paper with a partner and ask questions to find out why they wrote down these answers. Give feedback. Write on the board one country and tell SS to pass a ball and to say one sentence about this country using superlative form. Add one more country and tell SS to produce sentences using the comparative form.

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