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An Interactive ESL Grammar Lesson Plan on Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Created by ALULA | March 22, 2024

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A firm grasp of comparatives and superlatives is vital for clear and effective communication in English. Today, we'll explore a lesson plan designed for high beginner A2 level ESL adult learners centered on these two key grammatical areas.


This lesson plan is built around the concepts of comparatives and superlatives - essential grammatical structures used to compare items and to describe the extreme qualities of an item, respectively. Through engaging activities like real-life comparison tasks, crafting compelling advertisements, and solving grammar puzzles, learners will deepen their understanding and enhance their ability to use these adjectives in everyday communication.

Lesson Focus

By the end of this lesson, students will have improved their grammatical skills by identifying, constructing, and employing comparative and superlative adjectives in a variety of sentences relevant to their daily lives. Learners will be able to confidently compare objects, people, and situations as well as express extremes with precision and fluency.

Lesson Content

Let's take a closer look at the valuable activities that students will be engaging in throughout this lesson.

Activity 1: Comparing Everyday Objects

  • Approximate Time Needed: 30 minutes
  • Objective: To practice using comparative adjectives in a realistic context.
  • Materials: A collection of everyday items (e.g., books, fruits, gadgets), adjective list, worksheet (can be easily made with images or descriptions of items).
  1. Divide the class into pairs or small groups.
  2. Provide each group with a set of items or a worksheet with pictures/descriptions of items.
  3. Ask students to discuss and compare the items using comparative adjectives from the adjective list.
  4. Encourage them to construct sentences such as "An apple is healthier than a cookie."
  5. Find or create a worksheet that summarizes their comparisons.

Activity 2: Crafting an Advertisement

  • Approximate Time Needed: 40 minutes
  • Objective: To create an advertisement using superlatives to describe the best features of a product or service.
  • Materials: Sample advertisements for reference, paper, colorful pens/markers, a product or service prompt list.
  1. Explain the concept of superlative adjectives and how they are used in marketing to highlight features.
  2. Show sample advertisements as examples.
  3. Assign each group a product or service from the prompt list.
  4. Direct each group to create their own advertisement using superlatives to boast about their assigned product or service.
  5. Invite groups to present their advertisements to the class, focusing on their use of superlatives.

Alternative to Activities 1 and 2: Flipped Classroom Model

Have students complete ALULA's course on Comparative and Superlative Adjectives at home. During the course, they will listen to conversations containing numerous examples of comparative and superlative adjectives. Additionally, they will study the grammatical rules associated with comparative and superlatives and engage in practice  while conversing with the AI-powered English tutor. By the time they return to class, they should have a basic understanding of the mechanics of comparatives and superlatives and have gained experience in their application through practice. Then, in the first 10 minutes of the class, the teacher can address and clarify any questions that students might have. Subsequently, the lesson can proceed directly to Activity 3.

Activity 3: Grammar Exercises

  • Approximate Time Needed: 30 minutes
  • Objective: To solidify understanding of comparatives and superlatives through written practice.
  • Materials: Grammar worksheets (available online or can be created by the teacher), pencils, erasers.
  1. Distribute grammar worksheets that focus on comparatives and superlatives.
  2. Guide students through a few examples as a class to ensure understanding.
  3. Allow students time to complete the worksheets individually.
  4. Review the worksheets as a class, discussing any common errors and clarifying doubts.

Wrap Up

To recap, in this lesson plan, students will have engaged in dynamic activities that build their ability to use comparative and superlative adjectives in both spoken and written English. They will now be able to make comparisons and highlight distinctive features with greater grammatical accuracy, greatly enhancing their English communication skills.

To further reinforce these skills and support continued learning outside the classroom, ALULA, an AI-powered ESL app can be a valuable tool for learners. This innovative app caters to various ESL needs with conversation exercises focused on specific topics, speaking exercises targeting particular grammar points, and grammar lessons with an AI English Tutor. Students can practice their comparatives and superlatives with tailored exercises, ensuring they gain the confidence to use these structures effortlessly.

ALULA can also help teachers by allowing students to practice the lesson material at home through speaking with an AI-powered tutor. This continuous practice can solidify the knowledge learned in class, meaning students are better prepared and more proficient during lessons, allowing class time to be used for engaging activities rather than reviewing grammar rules. The integration of ALULA into the lesson plan not only aids in reinforcement of newly learned grammar but also ensures a more interactive and productive classroom experience.

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