Upper Intermediate level
To provide clarification of graded and ungraded adjectives in the context of movie villains
To provide process writing practice of a review in the context of movie villains
Procedure (36-45 minutes)
T puts the picture of the alien on the WB and asks for some adjectives to describe it. T writes the idea in a bubble next to the alien T asks for an adverb to precede the alien T writes that adverb in red and in front of the adjective if a correct one is hear T does this a few times so that there are a couple of graded and ungraded adjectives up on the board.
T instructs that the Ss must work in pairs They will receive a HO T tells them that there are 4 incorrect phrases in italics and that they have 2 minutes to do the task T demonstrates the first one T says a couple of ICQs - Are they all wrong? [No] How many phrases are wrong?  T gives them the HO Afterwards, WC gives FB and T elicits the two groups of adjectives (graded and ungraded) on the white board.
T instucts Ss they will form pairs again and receive a HO They must put the correct adjectives in to each column
T divides the class in to 2 groups The groups must both stand in a line facing forward 10 phrases will be projected It's a competition. Each member must go to the WB and fill in a blank with a relevant modifying adverb. Once they've finished, they go to the back of their group's line and the next member does the same for the next phrase The first group to do all 10 correctly wins
T instructs that the Ss will work in groups of 4 and will have 2 minutes to write 2 sentences about T...one with a gradable adjective and one with and ungradeable. T demo's T asks ICQs (Who are you writing phrases about? [T] How long do you have? [2 minutes] This leads in to the writing activity Once they've finished, Ss go to T who writes it as part of a fake review of the lesson (demo.)
Ss say/show/give their phrases to T as T is writing a facetious review of the lesson on the WB T writes them on the WB as a review of themselves T instructs Ss to write a similar review about their favourite movie. They must write the review with at least 2 gradable and 2 ungradable adjectives.
Ss must stick their review to a wall, then walk round and read the other reviews, If their is a mistake with the modifying verbs, then they need to correct it on a post-it and stick it on to the review. They must also choose the best film to watch each, based on the review!