To provide clarification and practice of comparatives and superlatives
To provide accuracy in the context of inventions from the last 100 years
Procedure (32-30 minutes)
I will show the ss pictures of different cars, aeroplanes, etc... I will try to get the ss to compare these vehicles with each other and hopefully they will come up with one or more comparatives and superlatives.
1. I will ask the students to carefully read the text and underline comparatives and superlatives. We will do one example together and then I will give them the HOs. Once the time is up, I will write their answers on the board. 2. I will ask the ss to now underline the words before the comparatives and superlatives which change the degree. I will nominate the ss to underline the words before the comparatives on the board. Now I will elicit the function comparative and superlative from them. I will ask questions like: -Is there a difference between loud and louder? -What is it?
I will ask the ss to fill in the blanks by doing an example together. They will work in pairs. Then I will hand out the incomplete grammar chart. By filling in the blanks, the ss will learn the rules of building comparatives and superlatives and maybe even deduct a rule. I will give them a delayed feedback by taping envelopes with the answer keys under the ss`s chairs.
I will drill one sample for each structure: 1. one and two syllable adjectives (ending in "y") TRAVEL BECAME EASIER. (Sentence stress!!) 2. two syllable and longer adjectives: NYLON WAS MUCH CHEAPER AND MORE COLORFUL. 3. irregular adjectives THE MOTORBIKES ALLOWED THEM TO TRAVEL FURTHER AWAY.
I will show them the HO and we will do one example togehter, then they will do exercise 1 alone. Then they will peer-check their answers. I will write pin the answers on the board and ask them if there were any problems.
I will show the ss now ex.2, we will do one example together and they will work in 2 groups (A,B). The first student who finishes of the group will get the answer key so the others can compare their answers.
The students will be working in groups of 3. One secretary who writes 2-4 sentences. The task will be: THINK OF AN INVENTION FROM THE LAST 100 YEARS AND HOW IT HAS CHANGED OUR LIVES. I will give them again 1 example: "Computers have made our lives easier, but our lives are busier now. During this process I will monitor them closely and take notes of good and bad usage of comparatives and superlatives. When the time is up, I will listen to their ideas and correct them if neccessary. Then I will write the collected sample sentences on the board and discuss whether these are good or bad sentences.