Mustafa Elshamy Mustafa Elshamy

English A level


In this lesson, the students will continue learning the usage of comparatives in a real-life context.


Abc Handout

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, practice and review of comparatives in the contexts of comparisons, appearances and characteristics.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a comparatives in the contexts of comparisons, appearances and characteristics.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1. The students will continue completing the comparatives list on yesterday's sheet. 2. The students will share their answers with the class. 4. We will chorally drill the comparatives and their superlatives.

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

At this stage, I will focus on what contexts we can use the comparatives in. 1. I will elicit and draw the students to think of situations in which they might use the comparative. 2. We will list contexts and situations on the board.

Highlighting (3 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

1. In pairs, the students will underline all the comparatives in the handout. 2. The students will then say some of the comparatives they underlined. 3. I will provide immediate correction of pronunciation and meaning.

Clarification (3 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

At this stage, I will provide extra clarification on the following: 1. Meaning 2. Pronunciation 3. Form

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

Circle Comparatives (Exercise 1). 1. In pairs, you have five minutes to write as many comparisons as you can. 2. Each team will read out their sentences. 3. Each team gets one point for their grammatically correct sentence.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Appearances 1. The students will use the words in the box to set the context for their sentences. 2. In pairs, the students will compare their appearances and possessions. 3. Say your sentence out loud. 4. I will provide feedback on accuracy and fluency for all the previous.

Homework/Assessment (10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Advertising Agency 1. The students will list things that are usually advertised on TV. 2. Chose one of those things and rebranded it (give it a new name). 3. Write a TV or radio advert explaining why this product is better than its competitors. 4. Use comparatives in your ad.

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