Beginner A1 level
To provide reading practice using a text about places and people
To provide clarification about adjectives
Procedure (41-55 minutes)
The lesson starts with a game - counting from 1 to 100 saying 'BOM' instead of 5 and multiples of 5. This is followed by hangman game to introduce the subject - adjectives.
Students are given a worksheet on which some adjectives are written. Individually, students put a tick to those they know the meaning of, put a cross for unknown ones and a question mark that they are not sure of the meaning. Then, they will work in pairs to think about the meanings of adjectives. I show them pictures of adjectives and elicit answers. When they find, I will stick pictures and the form on WB, then we will work on pronunciation as a WC.
I explain the rules for word order with adjectives. I write some examples on the WB and ask for the rule to the class after pointing word classes. (e.g. Adjectives go after be.) Then, I show two heat meters for explaining 'very'. I highlight the place of 'very' in a sentence.
Students do an activity to practice the correct word order individually. They check their answers with a partner. To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation, I drill the sentences. Then,I show a picture for each sentence and whole class say the correct sentence for it with a correct word order.
I pre-teach some vocabulary to prepare students for the reading. I show the pictures of places and a preposition. Students guess the meaning as a WC. We practice the pronunciation of them. Then I tell a story by leaving some blanks with my gestures. Students place the words they have just learned to the blanks.
Before the text is given to the students, for the first reading I tell them to underline the adjectives in the text while reading to make sure that students have understood the word class of adjectives. 2 minutes for reading the text is given (for scanning).For feedback, students work in pairs. For second reading (detailed reading), students are given 3-4 minutes to read the text in details. They are given a task to change the adjectives in the false sentences and put a tick for the true sentences.
Students try to write an e-mail to a friend by using adjectives to describe the places and people. When they are finished, some students read their e-mails to the whole class