CELTA 7 TP
Pre Intermediate level
To learn and use comparatives and superlatives in the context of appearance and personality
To practise speaking using the target language
Procedure (33-45 minutes)
T. presents drawings of five different characters and asks students to describe them. Qs - What does he/she look like? (Appearance) - What is he/she like? (Personality) **Prediction exercise
T. hands out W/S Character Descriptions. Asks students to work in groups for a few minutes and determine which description matches which character drawing.
T. provides students with WS- Appearance Adjectives. Students work in pairs and complete a chart - comparative/superlative/ and adjective opposite forms. *****provides time frame WC Check
T. hands out WS - Personality Definitions. Students in pairs complete WC Check Next, T provides WS - Personality Opposites. Ss complete in pairs WC Check ****Time frame **Stress/Pronunciation - 'generous' , 'talkative' , 'extrovert'
T. divides class into 2 teams. Each team member refers to the WS- Character Descriptions. Team A - 1 , 2 , 3 Team B - 1 , 2 , 3 *********Adjust team numbers as necessary Each team member takes turns asking questions. 1 to 1, 2 to 2 etc. Corresponding team member responds with full sentences. Must use a mix of comparatives & superlatives from the different categories T. writes the categories on the WB - AGE, HEIGHT, WEIGHT, APPEARANCE, PERSONALITY, POSSESSIONS First student gets to choose the first category, Second student a different category etc. T. models some questions ie. Who is the tallest? (Answer - Fred is the tallest. He is 185cm.) Is Karen older than Tom? (Answer - No. She is younger.) Who is the laziest? ******BONUS QUESTION - Who lives the furthest from the city centre? (Address section)
Ss work in pairs - take turns Interviewer and Interviewee "Tell me about yourself ..." T. models the situation ie. I am the youngest in my family and my brothers are more serious than me. Depending on time and student numbers, this task may limit the personal description to one or two sentences.
T can highlight a point ie. grammar / pronunciation and provide WC Feedback