Yamne Yamne

TP3 LP_Yamne Baldenebro
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn about comparing nouns by using the comparatives (as...as and than) through guided discovery based on a text about some expensive fishes. The lesson will start with a discussion about which pet they think is the best. After that students will read the text and identify the main topic of it and answer some general questions; then they will identify the comparing sentences and its structure as well as practice their sentece stress. Moving on they will answer a controlled practice task about the topic and at the end they will compare their lives before and after the pandemic by using the grammar learned.


Abc Reading
Abc Gforms2
Abc ExposureGist

Main Aims

  • To introduce and practice different ways of comparing nouns

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of comparing their lives before and during pandemic


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1.- T will as students if they have any pets, if they don't it doesn't matter 2.- In pairs, students will discuss the following question in BOR: What do you prefer, dogs or cats? why? (if they prefer any other they can mention the pet they prefer and answering why) They will have 2 minutes to discuss it 3.- Ss come back and teacher makes OCFB

Exposure (4-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

1.- T will ask the students to read the text individually- 3 minutes 2.- T will make BOR so they discuss the topic of the text, what was it about?-2 min *If there are not enough students we'll just jump to the OCFB 3.- OCFB

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

1.- T will introduce the underlined sentences in the text 2.- T will ask Ss to find a pattern 3.- T will set groups 4.- In groups Ss will underline the TL sentences left - 5.- Ss come back and T makes OCFB

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

1.- T will present some examples to Ss: *Collecting koi is far more addictive than you might think *They're as beautiful as butterflies *They're slightly bigger than the ones I've got *I paid considerably less than this 2.- MEANING T will ask Ss some CCQs so Ss identify the function of the sentences: *What are these sentences refering to? comparisons *Complete the chart with the correct sentece Which sentence(s) refer to... Big difference: Small difference: No difference: 3.- FORM: In sentence 1, which structure do you see? Subject + _________ + (_________) + _________ + than +________ What about sentence 3? Subject + _________ + (___________) + _________ + than + ___________ *The teacher will explain how adverbs work in sentences= as modifiers to show big or small sentences *T will ask Ss why they think that in sentence 3 the adjective ends in -er *T will explain that regular verbs with one syllable just need to add -er at the end to make it a comparative adjective //// adjectives with two or more sentences should be formed by more + adjective + than *Irregular adjectives have their own conjugation just as irregular verbs e.g.: good≠goodder/more good. Good= better and so on Now let’s focus on sentence 2 Subject + _________ + as +____________+ ___ + _____________ And finally sentence 4 Subject + _______ + __________ + _________ + than + ______ *T will explain the structure to students, when we use as... as we always put the adjective in the middle. The adverb comes first *T will comment to students that we can also use adverbs compare determiners 4.- PRONUNCIATION *T will read the sentences aloud and ask students to identify the stress *T will ask Ss to repeat contractions *T will ask Ss to repeat the sentences after her (drilling)

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

1.- T will share a google forms with scrambled word sentences: Ex: are cats Dogs bigger way than . 2.- Ss will answer the google forms by organizing the words in the correct order Answer: Dogs are way bigger than cats 3.- T will ask ss to compare answers with a partner 4.- OCFB

Free Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

1.- T will ask Ss to think about their life before and now during pandemic, how has their life changed? T will provide her own example so Ss have a better understanding: Since the pandemic started I became way lazier than before it; but I don't have quite as work as when we weren't lock down. 2.- Ss will discuss their answers with a partner 3.- T will monitor discussions 4.- Check and compare different experiences 5.- DEC: For example: I am not as better as when I was at school *Correct better, for as...as we use the adjectives in their base form

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