To provide practice, clarification and review of modifying comparatives by various degrees in the context of comparing Android phones vs iPhones.
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a role playing conversation between a salesperson and a customer in the context of cellphones
Procedure (38-47 minutes)
SS will be presented with two pictures, one picture of Apple and one of Android. T will ask them to compare the two and ask them if they prefer Apple or Android phones. What are some things you like more than the other? Example/ iPhones look nicer than Android phones. T writes down answers on Jamboard.
T will present a controlled practice activity where the learners are presented with a passage regarding cellphones and are asked to write in the correct word using the comparative and/or superlative adjective/adverb. (1 min) SS's will work in pairs/groups for this task. (3 min)
T will present a table which will include the sections: A big difference, a small difference, no difference. T will show SS's the modifier and comparative phrases in test #1 activity and will ask ST's to categorize them based on the table's sections. (2-3 min) Ask them CCQ: What word tells you how small or large of a difference it is? T will then present SS's a task where they will have four CCQ questions regarding meaning and form for the modifying comparative statements. They will be asked to answer the questions and T will provide explanations. (4 min) T will then present a few sentences for pronunciation and stress the sounds for the modifying words "far, easily, most" etc. T will ask SS's where they hear the most stress in the sentence. T will draw on Jamboard after a response has been given. Modelling and drilling will be provided. (3 min)
T will ask ST's to take Test #2 which will include sentences that are missing modifying words. They will be asked to choose the correct modifying words which fit inside the sentences. This will be an individual task (2 min) They will then compare answers (2-3 min) OCFB (3 min)
T will present an activity where ST's will be a salesperson and the other a customer. The salesperson will ask questions about the customer's preferences and try and sell the cellphone to them. (4 min) ST's will switch roles. (3 min) OCFB afterwards (1 -2 min) DEC after the Freer practice (2-3 min)