Selin Sadikoglu Selin Sadikoglu

A Trip to Thailand
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will learn about comparitives through a reading about two different cities in Thailand. They will read about the two places and use them to practice using comparitives.


Abc Whiteboard
Abc Powerpoint With Vİsuals for Warm-Up
Abc Gap Fill Chart Handout
Abc Gap Fill Task
Abc Reading Text and Tasks
Abc Gap Fill Answer Key
Abc Word Bank and Words to Compare

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of comparative adjectives through a reading and grammar exercises.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To read and skim for gist information and to scan for specific information in order to understand how the two places in the text have been compared.


Warmer/Lead-in (1-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Pictures will be put up on the board with two different holidays. Teacher will compare the two and elicit the word 'compare' if possible. A few example comparatives will be used.

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language of comparatives through skimming a text about two different cities.

Students will read about the two cities in Thailand for the gist to decide upon which place they think is a better holiday place. Students talk about their choice in pairs.

Highlighting (10-12 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language by having them scan for comparative statements about the two places.

Students will scan the text to decide if the statements comparing the two places are true or false. Only one sentence is false. Students will work individually then check in pairs. During FB students will be asked to justify their answers.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To guide students to discover the rules of comparative adjective and prepare them for more meaningful practice

Students will be given a chart to complete in the form of guided discovery. Teacher elicits the words "syllable, vowel letter and consonant letter." The first example will be gone over as a WC then students will look at the previous true/false comparative sentences to guide them to discover the rules used to form comparative adjectives. Students will check their answers in pairs. WC feedback.

Clarification (5-7 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Teacher clarifies the meaning of comparatives with CCQS. Teacher puts up error correction sentences to clarify form. Teacher drills sentences with noun + comparative adjective + than + noun to show sentence stress and connected speech.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Students will fill in the gaps using the adjectives in their comparative form. Students will peer-check. Teacher will hand out an answer key for feedback.

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

In groups of three, students will use the comparatives in the word bank to compare the two words they have on each of the slips of paper they are given. Students will use as many comparative adjectives as they can to compare the two words.

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