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elementary level


In this lesson Ss extend their knowledge of basic adjectives, their opposites and how to use them in sentences through the context of describing personal possessions. The lesson goes on with a reading passage using adjectives that decribe personal possesions.


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Main Aims

  • to provide practice in using adjectives, their opposites and how to use them in sentences through the context of personal possesions

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of meanings of various adjectives To provide focus on the pronunciation of adjectives


warmer/lead-in (5-7 minutes) • to set lesson context and engage Ss, set up pairs for the coming activities

-As the topic is about adjectives, T gives examples from the classroom by using adjectives e.g. tall boy, white board, brown eyes, red T-shirt. ( take the Ss' attention to the adj+noun combination) -T hands out the worksheets about adjectives and ask Ss to match the words to the pictures, then to write nouns for these adjectives

vocabulary focus (10-15 minutes) • to introduce and extend Ss' knowledge of adjectives and their opposites

-T asks Ss to open their coursebooks on page 14 and to tick the adjectives that they know in exercise 1. -T ask Ss to find the opposites of them ( in pairs) -T writes these adjectives and their opposites on the board. -T does the simple drawings of these adjectives to clarify the meanings of them - T hands out the crosswork worksheet. Ss are asked to work in pairs and do it. then T writes the words on the board in order to avoid wrong spelling. -T writes some sentences using these adjectives and take Ss' attention how they are used in the sentences by underlying the nouns and adjectives with the help of colorful boardmarkers. - Ss are asked to work in pairs and work out the rules for the use of adjectives in exercise 2a. then T check the answers. -T asks Ss to do the exercie 3a in pairs. then T writes the correct answers on the board.

pre-reading section (5-9 minutes) • to prepare Ss for the reading text

- the title of the passage is ' what is important to you?'. -T starts with giving examples about himself/herself on what the important things to him/her. e.g. my mum is important to me,,... and writes some of them on the board to examplify for the students. - T asks students what is important to them. Ss gives the answers orally by using the examples on the board. Ss work in pairs and look at the pictures of the reading passage. T asks them to guess four things that are important to Sally and her grandfather. -T writes the quesses of the Ss on the board.

while reading/ listening (7-10 minutes) • to find out whether their guesses in the previous activity are right or not. To take attention of ss to the use of adjectives in the sentences

-T asks Ss read and listen to the passage and check whether their quesses are correct or not. -Ss are asked to underline the adjectives in it. ( in pairs) - Ss read and listen to the passage again and do the exercise 4b on their own. - T checks their answers and asks them to justify their answers.

homework/follow-up (1-2 minutes) • to revise and practise the adjectives they have learnt

- Ss are asked to write sentences using the adjectives they have just learnt.

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