Comparative and superlative adjectives
In this intermediate ESL lesson, students will look more closely at the functional uses of comparative and superlative adjectives. By focusing on the practical application of these adjectives, students will be better able to make accurate comparisons and describe extremes effectively, enhancing their descriptive language skills.
The lesson plan includes a boardwork suggestion that presents the functional uses of comparative and superlative adjectives. Following this, students will engage in several collaborative classroom activities to practice and apply these structures. We also include a couple of ideas for fun group games that you can use to wrap up the lesson. These provide a fun and interactive opportunity for students to consolidate their learning and end the session on a high note.
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Use of the board
Students take a closer look at the functional uses comparative and superlative forms.
It's safe to assume that students at this level will be quite familiar with comparative and superlative adjectives. Therefore, you should be able to focus more on the functional uses and introduce more complex constructions. Step through the functional uses and try to elicit examples of each by giving the students a small part of the sentence.
Students work individually to complete a table of adjectives with their comparative and superlative forms.
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