Lower intermediate level
To provide practice of comparative adjectives using -er or more
To provide practice of listening, reading and speaking
Procedure (30-41 minutes)
I will show the students a google slide and ask them to spot the differences between the two pictures. I will put them into breakout room to discuss their answers. This will engage the students and hopefully get them using some TL.
I will ask the students to listen to an audio. The students will have to match the right scenario to the 5 different conversations. I will also highlight and make bold some of the TL to give students context and meaning to the TL.
I will give the students a text that has been transcribed from the audio they have previously listened to. I will ask the students to pick out TL from the text and underline it. I will put the students in breakout room to discuss their answers before bringing the students back for OCFB.
I will present the students with a google slide explaining the meaning of a comparative adjective. It will be turned in to a filling the missing gap task to allow the students to discover the language, followed by some examples for the students to complete. I will ask the students the following CCQ's: Do we add -er to the adjective to make a comparative adjective or -est? Comparative adjective is it comparing between two adjectives or two nouns? prettier is this a comparative or superlative? I will then present the students with a google slide explaining the different forms comparative adjective can appear in. For example if the adjective is one, two or three syllables and the affect it will have on the comparative adjective. I will then give the students a new slide it will have a fill in the missing gap task to put the corrects adjectives in the correct place on a table. Example wet... has one syllable and ends with 1 vowel 1 consonant so it will be placed on the table in the sections that says 1 vowel and 1 consonant. I will then give the students another slide showing 5 phrases the students will be asked to drill the stress, link words and intonation.
I will give the students a google form with a fill in the missing gap task in the group chat. I will ask the students to fill out the multiple choice question correctly. They will have to choose the right form of the comparative adjective. I will put the students into breakout rooms giving them clear ICQ's. They will discuss their answers in pairs. I will then bring the students out of breakout room for an OCFB session.
I will show the students a google slide with two contrasting pictures. I will ask the students to go in breakout rooms and compare the two pictures using the TL that they have learnt today. I will then bring the class back for OCFB session.
I will use the whiteboard to present any good language I spotted being used. I also to correct any mistakes they may have made. I will write the mistakes down and give the students a chance to correct the mistake before telling them the right answer. I will end the class and give the students a final greeting.