Comparatives and Superlatives

I think that your idea of introducing grammar through a variety of fun activities is great!

SophieSensei

This week i’m teaching an Elementary class, and our first grammar point will be comparatives and superlatives. Because they are a low level group I want to introduce the grammar through a variety of fun activities. (I don’t like the word ‘games’ as it can sound like no real learning is getting done!) The best sort of learning is when you don’t even realise it’s happening! Element of surprise 😉
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As a warmer, it’s always a good idea to make the point or topic at hand personal to the students somehow. Get students to line up according to age, (oldest -> highest or vice versa) providing you don’t have any students uncomfortable with this idea, and elicit the following two sentences above using students’ names. It’s fundamental at this point to explain that we use

_____er than

to compare two things, and

the _____est

to describe one thing, to…

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