Nada Sherif Nada Sherif

Advanced Personality Adjectives
C1 level

Materials

Abc Test 2
Abc Character Adjectives.pptx
Abc List the adjectives

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of character adjectives in the context of family and friends.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of family and friends.

Procedure

Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1. Greet the Ss; 2. T asks the Ss: Who is your best friend? Can you describe him/ her with one word? 3. T allows volunteers to answer; 4. Inform the Ss that they are going to watch a video and they should try to describe the main character, Allie, with one word; 5. Project the video (2:18); 6. Elicit some answers from the Ss.

Test #1 (5-9 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

1. Ss are asked to list the given adjectives into positive and negative character traits individually; 2. In pairs, Ss are allowed to compare their answers; 3. Correction is delayed

Teach (15-20 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

1. T elicits the meaning of the adjectives (gullible, meticulous, extravagant, obstinate, thrifty, and arrogant) from the Ss using a PowerPoint presentation by presenting an illustration of the word; 2. T clarifies the word and its meaning using the definition followed by some CCQs; 3. T drills the pronunciation of the word; 4. T presents the word form, syllables, and stress; 5. An example sentence is provided.

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

1. Allow the Ss to recheck their answers to Task 1 in pairs; 2. t presents the model answer of Task 1 on the projector; 3. Ss are given Task 2 to answer individually; 4. Ss check their answers in pairs; 5. T allows the Ss to share their answers with the whole class and attempt to reach a consensus; 6. T presents the model answer of Task 2 on the projector.

Free practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

1. T presents these tasks on the board: 1) Write the names of people you know who have some of the characteristics given in Tasks 1 and 2. 2) Work in pairs. Swap lists. Take turns to ask about the people on your panner's list. 2. T monitors the Ss. 3. Ss share their partners' ideas with the whole class.

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