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Adjectives - Nouns
Elementary level


In this lesson, students learn about the differences between "adjectives" and "nouns" through first presenting, then practicing and finally producing. The lesson starts with a picture. This is followed by two questions to increase learner awareness. Then, T presents the four different rules of adjectives-nouns. These are followed by practice and produce stages as it is mentioned above.


Abc Sentences & Rules
Abc Lead-in Picture
Abc Presentation Slides
Abc Speaking Task Slide
Abc Raising Awareness Question Slide

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of differences between adjective & noun in the context of American icons.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice by talking to their partners in the last activity.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The lesson starts with a picture of a hot dog. T asks SS to think about the name of the image for 15 seconds. T: "What is the name of this food?" SS: "Hot dog." T shows two sentences and asks to think about the question for 45 seconds, individually. T: "What is the differences between these two sentences?" All of the SS may not be able to find the correct answers, therefore T starts to present.

Presentation (10-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Now, presentation stage begins: T shares the slides in which there are four different usages of adjectives & nouns and the rules about them. Also, colour coding is applied to those sentences in order to raise students' awareness about the topic. When T shows the first slide, no 1, SS are engaged with the sentences. T reads the sentences aloud and then the rule. This procedure is applied to the rest of the rules

Controlled Practice (10-12 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Practice stage begins with a controlled task; SS are expected to match the adjective with the related noun, then label the photos. Teacher announces that SS will do this exercise alone for 3 mins and check their answers with their partners in breakout rooms for a minute. T: "How many minutes do you have?" SS: "3" T: "Are you going to do this task alone?" SS: "Yes." Finally, T shows the answer key to whole class.

Free Practice (10-11 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Finally, SS are expected to produce the language; T asks to think the things they have for a minute. Then, T announces that SS talk to their partners about eight things they have, with using an adjective in breakout rooms. T: "Are you going to speak?" SS: "Yes." T: "Are you going to write your sentences?" SS: "No." At the end, T asks a few of the sentences that SS said and gives a whole class feedback, if there is needed.

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