Upper Intermediate level
To introduce and practice comound adjectives in the context of describing character.
To continue building on reading, listening, and speaking skills.
Procedure (35-47 minutes)
SS will begin the lesson viewing three separate pictures with the them of Dress code. SS will discuss with a partner in private chat: Name two things you might not be able to wear to work and Describe an instance when the dress code was too strict. (2 min) SS will then share their responses in OCFB (3 min) The lead-in discussion will appropriately frame the rest of the lesson.
SS will view a Google slide with a picture of three people who represent the people from the audio clip. SS will be given a Google form to review (1 min) SS will need to answer if the following compound adjectives have a positive or negative meaning by listening to the audio conversation. 1) narrow-minded 2) strong-willed 3) self-conscious 4) laid-back 5) easy-going TT will play the audio (2:25 min) for the class to listen with the form already reviewed. SS will complete the Google form individually. (3 min) SS will discuss their answers with a partner (2 min) SS will have OCFB (3 min)
TT will review Google Jamboard and elicit SS responses. SS must match the following three words with the appropriate adjectives. 1)Strong- 2)Self- 3)Narrow- SS have four possible options to choose from as their are four correct answers. 1)willed 2)minded 3) conscious 4)minded SS will match the newly made words with the correct meanings. 1)a heightened sense of awareness of oneself 2)not easily influenced by others 3)determined to do as one wants even if other people advise against it 4)not willing to listen to or tolerate other people's opinions SS will discuss how many vowels each word has. SS will match each word with the appropriate pronunciation 1)strɑːŋˈmaɪn.dɪd 2)nærəʊ ˈmaɪndɪd 3)self ˈkɒnʃəs 4)strɒŋ ˈwɪld
SS will be given a Google form to complete individually. (5 min) The Google form with ask SS to read three separate conversations and match them with the correct compound adjectives. They will ahve the following choices for each section. 1)self-assured 2)self-conscious 3)laid-back 4)big-headed 5)narrow-minded 6)absent-minded 7)self-centered 8)level-headed 9)strong-willed Conversation #1 Anna: Joanne's certainly very confident! She's only been here a few weeks, but you wouldn't believe it! Andy: Mmm, confident, certainly. Some might say she thinks she's more important than she really is. Anna: True, and she has a very clear idea of exactly what she wants to achieve, which is good as long as she's prepared to listen to other people too. Conversation #2 Andy: And what about Steve? Anna: Well, he's calm and sensible when he's making decisions. Andy: Is he? Interesting. But an I right in thinking he's more interested in himself than in other people? Anna: Yes, that's fair enough. And he's not as open to new ideas as he could be, which would be a bit of a problem, working with so many people. Conversation #3 Andy: I really like Emma, myself. She's a very relaxed kind of person. Anna: That's true. Except giving presentations in front of people -- then she does get a bit embarrassed. Andy: Yes, I'd noticed that. And she tends to forget things, too. She doesn't concentrate that well. Anna: So who is it to be then? Joanne, Steve, or Emma? SS will discuss their answers in private chat with a partner. (3 min) SS will have OCFB. (3 min)
SS will be given three talking points to discuss with a partner in private breakout rooms. (8 minutes) 1)Discuss an instance when you were level-headed at work. 2)Discuss an instance when a friend was self-centered. 3)Discuss an instance when you were big-headed with your family. SS will conduct OCFB
TT will provide corrections depending on any incorrect usage or terminology noticed throughout the lesson.