Comparison of adjectives / A' class 2nd Experimental Gymnasium Athens. Teacher: Katerina Karyampa

23/03/2011 08:11


A fun video and Comparison of adjectives

Lesson plan

Class: A class

Teacher: Katerina Karyampa

Main lesson aims

By the end of the lesson:

  • Students will be able to understand a dialogue they will listen to and connect the events of the story with the characters’ feelings.
  • They will know how to form and use comparatives. They will be able to form full comparative sentences to express their choices.

Materials used

  • A short video clip from the Simpsons shorts series with the title: Scary Stories  (see YouTubeURL)
  • A photocopy with useful vocabulary for the video clip and a few comprehension questions

1)       Why did Bart get scared?

2)       Why did Bart make the choking sounds in the 2nd part?

3)       What caused the sucking in the 3rd part?

4)       Whose were the footsteps they heard in the last part?

  • A short ppt presentation of the vocabulary they will need in order to understand the video clip:  insane, maniac, suck, blood, victim, shiver,  evil,  pacifier, light switch, strangler, breathe
  • A ppt presentation of the comparison of adjectives
  • Thinkteen 1st Grade: the Wor

1st stage:

Students are shown the short ppt with useful words for the video. Then they are handed out the photocopy and take a look at the questions. Students watch the video clip twice and then they try to answer the questions which follow in pairs.

Aims: To learn some new words related to crime and thrillers and practise listening for general understanding. They will also practise a little speaking when they answer the questions. This first stage will also serve as an introduction to the comparatives through two sentences used in the clip. 

2nd stage:

            Students watch the first part of the ppt presentation and answer questions on the way we form and use comparatives. In the second part they form comparative sentences by just looking at the pictures from the ppt presentation. (Students answer on an individual basis).

Aims: To become familiar with the way we form the comparative and superlative form of the adjectives. To know when to use the comparative and when to use the superlative. To form comparative sentences with accuracy. 

3th stage

Students are asked to complete Exercise 8 (p. 42) from the Workbook in groups.

Aims: They will have to reach an agreement and write comparative sentences to justify their choices. They will also report their answers to the other groups and a short debate may follow, if the other groups have made different choices. Then homework will be assigned for next time. (Ex. 5 – p. 39 and Ex. 6 – p. 40 from the Workbook)