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Here is a worksheet and two activities for practicing comparatives in New Crown 2 – Lesson 7 (Pg 78).
Sample duration: Worksheet: 20–25 minutes, Card Game: 10–15 minutes, Janken Game: 10–15 minutes
Students will practice writing different superlatives by comparing some popular cartoon characters in Japan.
Based loosely on Kirsten Phillips’s post on the Englipedia site. To see the original post click here.
This Activity plan can be used to introduce comparative grammar.
The idea of this activity is for students to draw pictures to represent their own secret sentence. Then students look at each other’s pictures to match sentences to numbers.
Explain to the students that you will be finding out who is the strongest in the class.
Draw a tree diagram on the blackboard with the student’s names or initials. The boys will compete with boys and girls with girls. Place a desk in front of the blackboard to hold the arm wrestling match!
Next, have the students janken to decide the order in which students will represent their team.
The ALT will have a set of magnetic cards for the board, each having a different activity written on them (e.g. swimming, using a computer, eating a hamburger, etc.).
Have your students imagine that they work at a travel agency. They must make a poster that will make people want to visit Kobe.
Brainstorm famous sights in Kobe with your students. Have your students write at least five sentences following the patterns below:
- Read and repeat vocabulary. Each noun should have the picture and word on the board (see attached image).
- Use sentence strips to demonstrate the key sentences and fill them in with the vocabulary words. E.G. I like Arashi better than Ichiro. Have the students fill in the blanks as you speak.
- The last two portions of the worksheet are scripts.
The students must create a superhero and make comparative or superlative statements to describe them. This is particularly useful for practicing comparatives and superlatives statements including a verb, like “Super Cat can run faster than a shinkansen”, “Stinkzilla smells worse than a toilet”, etc.
Make a 15 minute video with 10 ALTs from 10 different countries. Ask each person to speak for 1-2 minutes about the most popular/famous food, places, sports, music, animals, people, etc. in their respective countries.
Find pictures of the famous things each ALT talks about in the video and print them out. Print out a picture of each ALT. Make a description sheet for each country with the ALTs name and a list of all the pictures.