Degrees of comparison
Aims: a) to explain the formation and use of comparative and superlative degrees of adjectives, to teach the students to describe people and places using degrees of comparison of adjectives.
b) to develop pupils’ abilities to work in pairs, to develop writing, reading, listening, oral speech skills and grammar.
c) to bring up love and respect to the native language and foreign language.
Type of the lesson: introduction of the new lesson.
Methods: explanation, question-answer, listening, work in pairs and work in clusters.
Procedure of the lesson
Checking up attendance
Phonetic drill. 1. Spring is green
Winter is white
Autumn is yellow
Summer is bright.
New theme: The Adjective and degrees of comparison
T: Today you will learn about the degrees of comparison of Adjectives. Adjective is a part of speech.1. There are three degrees of adjective: positive, comparative and superlative. 1.1. To make a comparative adjective we add the suffix –er, in superlative we add the suffix -est to the base. Adjectives of one syllable take suffix –er in
comparative and suffix -est in superlative forms.
For example: Nurym is strong. Oraz is stronger. Zhanbolat is the strongest.
My sister is big, but my brother is bigger than my sister. And my father is the biggest.
1.2. Adjectives that end with letter “y” change “y” into “i”.
Remember: Irregular Adjectives:
1.3. Adjectives that have two or more syllables make comparative degree with word “more” , superlative degree with word “most”.
Interesting-more interesting-the most interesting
Expensive-more expensive-the most expensive
Practice. 1. Complete the sentences with the right adjective
This is the _________ (good) theatre in the city.
I think this book is ___________ interesting than that one.
Ann’s hair is __________ (long) than Mary’s.
Aigerim is the ________ (pretty) girl in our school.
This is the __________ (new) of the cars.
2. Talk to your partner about your family
Fill in the table with the adjectives guessing the rules.
The most interesting
3. Answer the questions
1) Who is the tallest in your family?
2) Who has the shortest hair in your family?
3) Who is the cleverest girl in your class?
Today we have learnt the degrees of comparison of adjectives.
How many degrees of adjectives do you know?
How do they form?
Which degree of adjective has the ending –er?
Which degree of adjective has the ending –est?