Yasser Abualbasher Yusuf Abdullah Yasser Abualbasher Yusuf Abdullah

Teaching Practice 7
Elementary level


Abc handout from students book page 64
Abc PowerPoint
Abc handout from students book page 65
Abc audio
Abc slide pictures
Abc white board

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of short and long comparative forms of the adjectives

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy and fluency using the comparative forms of the adjectives


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students to the target language

Teacher says hello to the students and gets use of the previous class to elicit some adjectives from the students asking them describe some things inside the classroom.

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through pictures of Phuket and Bangkok cities on the board

The teacher tells the students that they are going to describe two cities plus things and people inside the classroom. He encourages the students to give more examples of adjectives in order to have clear image of the setting.

Highlighting (1-3 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

The teacher describes the two pictures using one adjective then he asks surprisingly: But are they the same? He asks about what to do to solve this dilemma?

Clarification (4-11 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

The teacher uses the elicited example or uses one of the adjectives tall/older comparing himself with one of the students or teachers to say a full sentence. When students get the meaning he says the full sentence putting the stress on the words with some exaggeration. He asks the students to repeat the sentence once and writes it on the board. He marks the stress on the words and asks the students repeat the sentence. After that, he gives the students ex 5 on page 65 to do it and compare their answers on pairs. He receives some answers as a feedback and asks the students to look at the board (PowerPoint) to clarify the rules of comparative forms.

Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Teacher explains to the students that they are going to compare the two cities (Phuket & Bangkok). They will write the comparative forms using the given adjectives. He distributes the sheets (ex 7b) and asks them do it then compare their replies in pairs. He asks for the answers of some questions as a brief feedback.

Semi-Controlled Practice (4-8 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Students will be asked to do ex 10a as a semi-controlled practice. The teacher shows the students the two parts of the exercise. He asks them to do the first part in groups of four taking Istanbul as THE city. After that, each one from the group members does the second part individually. The teacher asks to receive some answers as a quick feedback.

Free Practice (4-7 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

The teacher regroups the students into two groups asking them to discuss comparing things and people inside the classroom then write five well constructed comparative sentences and after they finish writing a spokesperson will stand in front of the class representing her/his group to read the sentences.

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