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Lesson: Simple Comparatives

Time: 45minutes

Level: Elementary

Date: 19/2/2015

Teacher: Noor Mughal

Materials: PowerPoint presentation, white board, markers, paper, boxes, cups, toy animals, exercise sheets.

Objectives:
To ensure that elementary level students are able to:
1. Use simple comparative adjectives effectively.
2. Use the correct endings for the simple comparative form.
3. To encourage student participation and pair work.

Anticipated problems for Teacher:


1. T may have problems with TTT since the lesson requires a lot of explanation
and instructions.
Solution: T will mostly try to elicit from the Ss and have Ss do role plays and
present in front of the class. this will significantly increase Ss input.
Anticipated problems for Students:
1. Pronunciation of plural words
Solution: Choral drilling of plural words.

Stage/Aims

Time

T/S

T/S,
ST
Lead in
(Engage stage,
Warm up)

10mins
T/S,
S/T

Teacher Activity
T will play a game Spot the difference with the students.
T will take two pieces of paper, one smaller than the other. T will ask Ss about the differences between the two pieces of
paper.
T will then hold two cups of different sizes. T will elicit the differences between the two cups from the students.
T will present two differently sized boxes and will elicit the differences between the two boxes.
T will hold up two pieces of paper that are the same size but one paper will be brighter than the other. T will ask students to
spot the difference and answer.
T will hold two toy animals of different sizes and elicit the differences from the students.
Next, T will write the word Compare on the board and engage Ss in a brainstorm based on the Ss ideas.
T will ask the following questions at the end of the brainstorm:
1. What do you think compare means?
2. Can you compare between two things?
3. What about more than two things?

Grammar
(Study)

15mins

T/S

T will present the grammar concept in a PowerPoint presentation.


T will explain the definition of a simple comparative.
I.e. Simple comparative (A comparison between nouns while using adjectives with an er ending)

T/S,
S/T

T will already have a list of simple comparatives on the PowerPoint slide.

T/S

Adjective
Big
Tall
Small
Wide
Slow
Fast
Cold
Hot
Rude
Sharp
Nice
Dark
Dull

Comparative form
Bigger
Taller
Smaller
Wider
Slower
Faster
Colder
Hotter
Ruder
Sharper
Nicer
Darker
Duller

T will then ask CCQs relating to nouns to confirm if the students understand.
T/S,
S/T

T/S,
S/T

-1.Are simple comparatives about comparison between nouns? Yes/No?


-2. Do we use pronouns or adjectives to compare the nouns?
-3. Is an er ending added to the comparative form? Yes/ No?

Next, T will chorally drill each comparative adjective to avoid mispronunciation of the er ending.

T/S
7mins

T/S,
S/S

T will instruct Ss to work individually and write down six different comparison sentences while using adjective in the
comparative form. Ss will have seven minutes to finish the activity.
T will provide an example:
The board is bigger than the table.
Once the activity will start, T will constantly remind Ss of the remaining time.
At the end of the seven minutes, T will select three Ss to read out their comparative sentence to the class.

Activity &
Pairwork.
(activate)

T/S,
S/S,
S/T
10mins
T/S,
S/T

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------T will ask Ss to form pairs. T will instruct the pairs to do a role play.
T will explain the instructions as the following:
Ss will form pairs and write a total of ten comparisons between them and their respective partner while using the
comparative form of the adjective.
Ss will have 10 minutes to complete and present their role play.
T will ask ICQs to ensure if the students are on track:
How many people in one group?
What are we doing?
How many minutes do we have?

Exercise

3mins

T/S,
S/T

T will hand out one exercise paper to each Ss. Each paper will contain three gap fill sentences. Ss will be instructed to fill
out the gap fill exercise while using the hints at the provided by the picture at the end of each sentence.
I.e. The boy is (taller) than the girl.
T will choose three students to read out their answers to the class.