Khaled Alsomali Khaled Alsomali

Jim is taller than Jenny
Intermediate level


In this lesson the students learn about the comparative adjective through a guided discovery based on a reading text about this box is heavy. The lesson starts with a discussion about how do they get to work. This is followed by a jigsaw reading where students relate stories about directions. Finally, there is some controlled practice.


Abc American Language Course

Main Aims

  • To provide review and clarification of Comparative adjective in the context of Jem is taller than Jenny

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of comparing and contrasting adjectives in the context of Jem is taller than Jenny


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

- T discusses with the Ss about driving and how they get to work or home.

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

- T drills with Ss a list of vocabulary - Ss read the text (This box is heavy) silently. - T asks comprehension questions.

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

- T clarifies to Ss about the comparative forms of good and bad - Ss practice some sentences in grammar - T leads the Ss to make complicated questions in comparatives

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

- Ss answer exercise C on page 220 in pair work. - Ss answer exercise A on page 220 in pair work

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

- Ss practice grammar with other class mates in describing appearances and objects in class

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