Lori Lori

Elementary level


In this lesson, students focus on how to make comparisons. They firstly talk about their shopping experiences. Then they complete two exercises where they have to write the comparisons of some adjectives. Students figure out the rules of the adjectives when making comparisons. Finally, students will look at two pictures of 2 different places in Istanbul and they will choose one place that it is good to live in. Students will then compare the two places and explain the reason for their choice. This will be in the form of a debate.


Abc Write the comparatives
Abc Gap- Fill activity

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of comparatives in the context of giving advice about places to visit.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a debate in the context of giving advice about places to visit by using comparisons.


Lead in (5-7 minutes) • to get students interested in the topic.

Students will firstly look at a picture of 4 girls who have been shopping. They are all carrying shopping bags of famous designer labels in the UK. The students will be asked to describe what they see in the picture. The students will then be given three questions to discuss in groups of 3 or 4. Then they discuss their answers with the whole class.

Guided Discovery (8-10 minutes) • to present the comparatives so that students start using them when making comparisons

Students will firstly look at a picture of a shopping centre and a picture of a market. They will be given to model sentences in order to present the comparatives. Students will be focused on the word than that comes after the adjective. They will then be asked to discuss in pairs about the differences between the two pictures. Students will discuss their opinions as a whole class. At this stage students could elicit some more comparisons. Students will then complete an exercise where they have to write the comparatives of some adjectives. Students will then check their answers on the board.

Practice : Fill the gap (8-10 minutes) • to write full sentences that make comparisons

Students will complete a gap fill activity where they have to fill the gaps with the comparative forms of the adjectives given in brackets. Students will check their answers in pairs and then as a whole class. Students will drill some of the sentences.

The rules of the comparatives (8-10 minutes) • to learn the different rules of how to write the comparatives of the adjectives

Students will be given a table with two columns and will be asked to put a list of adjectives in "the long word" column and in "the short word" column. The teacher will then show on the board a table with three columns and ask the students the students to explain why the adjectives are divided in three different columns. The students will discuss their answers in pairs and then as a whole class.

Speaking for accuracy activity (10-12 minutes) • to get students to form sentences by using the comparative form of adjectives.

Students will be shown two pictures of two different places in Istanbul. Students will be informed that I would like to live in Istanbul but that I am not sure where. Students will be asked to choose one of the two places introduced to them and think why that place would be suitable for me. Students will be asked to use the comparative form of adjectives when constructing their argument. The winning team will be the team that convinces the teacher of where to move in the future.

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