Saskia Saskia

TP4 LP_Saskia Claessens
Upper intermediate level


This is a grammar lesson which will provide students opportunities to practise and revise certain comparative forms. At the beginning of the lesson, three images will be displayed for students to predict what the text will be about. Secondly, they will read for gist to decide what the general idea of the text is. Subsequently, MFP will be covered by a guided discovery task, followed by a controlled and free practice exercise. Finally, the teacher will provide feedback and delayed error correction.


Abc Text with TL

Main Aims

  • To practise and revise comparative forms in the context of collectable and expensive koi fish.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Learners will have also practised their reading skills (skimming for gist) and their speaking skills.


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

T displays 3 pictures, ss go in BOR to predict what text is about. T conducts OCFB.

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

T sets gist task, ss skim text for gist. Comparative forms in text are bold and will most likely catch students' eye. Instructions: Skim the text for gist and decide what the general idea of the text is. You have 2 min. Ss check answers in BOR, T conducts OCFB.

Clarification (12-14 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language.

Covers the meaning, form and pronunciation of 4 comparative forms through a guided discovery task. First task will be conducted in open class. Ss complete guided discovery task individually. Ss check answers in BOR, T conducts OCFB. Choral drilling model sentences.

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

Students do a task where they choose the correct one out of two comparative forms. They check answers in BOR. T conducts OCFB. Instruction: Choose the correct forms so the two sentences have the same meaning e.g. Koi fish are nearly as/far more exotic than/as angelfish. (Koi fish are exotic, angelfish are very exotic)

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

Students complete a communicative task to practise using the TL by discussing in BOR which pet they prefer (cat, dog or koi fish) and why. T gives demo. T monitors in BOR.

Delayed Error Correction (5-6 minutes) • To provide learners with feedback on the completion of the task and language

T conducts OCFB following up on the Free Practice stage. T shares examples of learners' production and sets task in pairs/small groups for learners to identify the correct and incorrect sentences and correct the latter ones. If short on time, correction in open class instead of BOR.

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