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7.1 - Comparatives
Elementary A2 level


In this lesson,Ss are going to study the rules of comparatives forms.This will be by a combination of gap-filling practise, and sufficient spoken/written activity to ensure retention and understanding without confusion.


Abc Speakout 2nd edition Elementary students' book,Eales and Oakes,Pearson (2001) ; Page 72
Abc Authentic text
Abc Google Pictures

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of Comparatives in the context of Travel and holidays

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluencyband grammatical correctness while speaking about contexts where comparatives might come up.


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

-T greets Ss and asks them about the theme of travel & holidays,while mentioning how life is starting to get back to normal,to get them involved even more. -T switches turns between some students to hear their opinions and preferences.

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

- T shows a reading-for-gist text that includes examples of the target language and ,by extension,contextualises it.

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

-After the reading for gist of the given text,now T draws the students' attention to the previously mentioned marker sentences,to highlight them,and effectively start tackling the target language.

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

-T uses the marker sentences and other examples to clarify the meaning of the target languages and its use. -T does a drill for correct pronunciation with Ss -T highlights the different items/components of the form.

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

-T starts a gap filling practise with Ss to concept check. -T shows pictures of items with a common comparable quality,elicits it from Ss,then monitors them as they come up with the correct sentences.

Free Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

-T splits students into breakout rooms -T asks student to exchange sentences about the target language -T monitors the breakout rooms in turn and check that they do understand the concept,and to correct any mistakes

Flexi-Stage (2-4 minutes) • A last check of the general aspects of the target language

-T goes over the lesson briefly - T asks Ss some CCQs

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