Amanda Toledo Amanda Toledo

TP3 Text Based Framework
Upper Intermediate level


This lesson will introduce how to form adjectives and provide practice for it.


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Main Aims

  • To introduce and practice forming adjectives

Subsidiary Aims

  • To cover meaning, form, and pronunciation of adjectives


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Focus student's attention on the questions and images on the screen. Ask: What are three words you would use to describe yourself? Provide an example: I would say I am intelligent, and thoughtful, but sometimes I can be a little impatient.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Provide the students with the gist task (google forms) and explain that they will read a text and then they will try and figure out what the blackout word in the text is.

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

Draw students attention to the target language: wealthy, discouraged, anxious, tired. Focus on the pronunciation of these words providing IPA. Wealthy: For Spanish speakers, it's wealthy, not weAlty. WEL - th y Discouraged: Often the stress is put in the wrong syllables it's not in the ou it's in the SC. di SC ou raged Anxious: For the Spanish speakers, the x doesn't sound like an S. It is also not anxiOUs. AN - xi us Tired: Not tAIred, ta y erd Have students pronounce them in unison.

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

Nominate students to match the term, meaning, image and example (Google slides, and zoom annotations) Follow up by giving the correct answer and asking CCQ. Wealthy: Can a wealthy person afford to eat at a fancy restaurant? Discouraged: Would I be feeling discouraged after losing a race or winning the lottery? Anxious: Would I be feeling anxious before taking a test? Tired: Would I feel tired before or after work? CCQ: Ask students what all of these words have in common? What are they used for? (Answer: To describe) Explain how Adjectives can be made by adding, suffixes or prefixes.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Provide students with controlled practice. (Google forms) Students will use the suffixes and prefixes to complete the exercise on page 22 from the SB. Answers: Then separate them into pairs using breakout rooms. Here they can check their answers before the open class check and feedback.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ask students to focus on the image on the screen. Ask them what are some characteristics that they value in friends? What are some characteristics that they do not value? In the same pairs from the last exercise, (BOR) students will discuss this question and come up with a list of three adjectives they value in friends and three that they don't. Then we will have an OCD. Use Jamboard to give Delayed Error Correction.

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