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Predicative Adjectives Lesson
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson, SS will learn the predicative adjectives in family context.SS will match the predicative adjectives with their definitions. In the next step, they will read the sentences and decide which sounds better "the adjective before the noun" or "the adjective after the verb". SS will be divided into groups and do the exercise sheet given by the instructor. Including at least one predicative adjective from the new vocabularies, SS will work in pairs and define a family member orally by using as many adjectives as they can.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of Predicative Adjectives in the context of Family.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a dialogue.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will show some pictures describing the predicative adjectives to be taught on PowerPoint. And I will ask the ss what or how those people feel in the shown pictures.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of the task and highlight useful words and phrases

While I monitor them, the ss will match the predicative adjectives with their definitions and check in pairs. And the ss will report back to the teacher and whole class. Finally, I'll highlight the given predicative adjectives with a colourful board marker on the board.

Language Focus (3-5 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

The ss will read the sentences in exercise 2 ( page 8, unit 1) in pairs and discuss which sentence sounds better. And the ss will report back to the whole class.

Planning (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to plan students' reports

The ss will be divided into groups and write on a paper indivudually as many attributive and predicative adjectives describing a person in their family as they can. And each group member will tell about the person he/she described to his/her group members for 1 minute. I will be monitoring them.

Language Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the task language

I will disperse an exercise worksheet focusing on the predicative adjectives and get the ss to work in pairs. And then they will check their answers and discuss in pairs and report back to the whole class.

Personalisation/Speaking (6-8 minutes) • To get the students to gain fluency

I will ask the ss 5-6 questions about their family members by using the given predicative adjectives. For example, "What time is your sister asleep at night?" or "If you don't get married, do you feel alone?".

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