To provide clarification of comparatives in the context of health and happiness.
To provide gist reading practice using a text about health and happiness.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of health and happiness.
Procedure (41-54 minutes)
Get Ss to stand in a line in order of height. Divide the class into two groups 'shorter' and 'taller'
Ask Ss to read the grammar rules above the text. Get Ss to fill in gaps. Get Ss to check in pairs. Provide Ss with answer key.
Write the sentence 'They also live longer and better lives and are fitter.' on WB. Ask Ss where the comparatives are. Elicit the rules that determine their form. write examples of other adjectives and there form analysed on language analysis sheet. Elicit answers. write the sentence, 'People said their lives were more enjoyable as they became older.' highlight more enjoyable and elicit the rules to the form.
Write lists of adjectives on the WB. Ask Ss to write sentences using the words on WB using the comparative. Give example, Omar is stronger than me. Get the student to write 5 or 6 sentences.
Play track 2.01. repeat track pausing to get Ss to pronounce each word chorally and individually, drill when required. Get Ss in pairs. tell them to read the lines to the song 'fitter happier' to each other. One S reads the first line the next the second and so on.
Explain to Ss that the song was about Britain in the 90s. Ask 'shorter' Ss to sit with 'taller' and discuss the following questions Ask do you think he liked the 1990s? Would you say the same thing about your country in the 90s? Could the song be about Turkey now? Why/why not. Monitor and FB WG with delayed error correction.