Lesson plan: ADJECTIVES IN DESCRIPTION AND QUALITATIVE ADJECTIVES ( -ing vs. –ed) approximately 50 min.
Language ability level: Low - intermediate to intermediate
“WHAT A VACATION!” now its time to UNPACK YOUR ADJECTIVES
Activity in qualitative adjectives and descriptive adjectives
In conjunction with lesson on qualitative adjectives and descriptive adjectives
To identify and use descriptive and qualitative adjectives in text and use them in own sentences.
Reading – identification and understanding
Listening – ability to respond to questions when asked
Speaking – ability to formulate questions; ability to explain parts of a text
Writing – ability to write questions; ability to formulate descriptions in sentences
PREPARATION and MATERIALS:
Gather various texts on vacations. This can include travel brochures and travel web blogs rating vacations. Text should include descriptive and qualitative adjectives.
ex: Why was John bored? What did John find boring? What did he find amusing? Was John ever amused? What made John excited? Was there anything exciting to John?
5. Students in groups should choose one of the texts and should be asked to write their own description of the vacation using the adjectives they identified, as well as new adjectives they did not encounter but know and understand.
6. Students should be asked to share their descriptions with either the class as a whole, or with other groups.