Lesson Plan Theme: Adverbs and Adjectives

On this page, you will find lessons plans relating to "Adverbs and Adjectives".

Young Learners

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My Family

Target Language: Family vocabulary, possessive adjectives, present continuous.
Description: Students put labels on a family tree diagram and learn words for relatives. A drawing activity helps them with possessive adjectives and at the end, they speak about what different members of their family are doing now.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL7
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An Ordinary Day

Target Language: Daily routines, frequency adverbs, present simple.
Description: Students learn about using frequency adverbs when talking about the daily routine of themselves and others. There's a fun memory game to finish with.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL9


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The Banana Is Yellow

Target Language: Verb "to be", singular/plural verb conjugation, basic adjectives.
Description: Introduction to the verb "to be" and how definite and indefinite articles are used when talking about things. The difference between a/an is also covered and the lesson finishes with a flashcard speaking activity that consolidates the new language.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0G1
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John Isn't Happy

Target Language: Verb "to be" negative, contractions, adjectives.
Description: After some revision of the first lesson, students learn how to use positive and negative forms of "to be" to give personal information. The use of contractions is also covered before a final grammar auction to recap what the students have learned.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0G2
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This Ship Is Huge

Target Language: There is / there are, adjectives.
Description: A warmer about small/large objects before a reading that introduces there is/are and some basic adjectives. The lesson finishes with a fun memory game which gives further practice of there is/are.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0G4
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Target Language: Present simple positive, 3rd person 'S', possessive adjectives.
Description: The warmer is dedicated to website types. Through an interview with a website owner, students learn to conjugate a simple verb in the Present Simple, including third person "S". The lesson finishes with a light-hearted card activity to practice Present Simple conjugation.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0G7
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The Colorful Kitchen

Target Language: Verb "to be", question forms, colors/food vocabulary.
Description: The lesson opens with a word unscrambling exercise to practice rooms/furniture combinations. The focus of the lesson moves onto colors and there is a semantic grid exercise to work on vocabulary. The lesson finishes with an enjoyable quiz game based around colors.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0V4
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Today I'm Happy

Target Language: Emotions vocabulary, phone texts, phonetics & pronunciation.
Description: Phone messages and how we convey emotions are the themes of this lesson. Students classify positive and negative adjectives and there is some focus on pronunciation and the phonetic alphabet. An energetic vocabulary game finishes the lesson.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0R1
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Friendly Staff And Big Beds

Target Language: Hotel reviews, there is/are, adjectives.
Description: Hotel reviews are used to practice there is/there are, with some work also on adjectives to describe good and bad hotels. The rules of adjective use are looked at before a final activity sees students re-order words to make correct sentences.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0R4


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A Musician's Day

Target Language: Adverbs of frequency.
Description: Practice of using adverbs of frequency and a recording of a fictional rock star talking about her daily routine.
Duration: 40 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1L2
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My Sister Sue

Target Language: Personal description vocabulary, vocabulary records.
Description: Descriptive vocabulary for describing hair, eyes, clothes, personality, etc. A brief reminder about good vocabulary keeping methods before students work on common errors and finally describe family members to their classmates.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1V2
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Target Language: Like as a preposition and a verb.
Description: Using words to describe people's character and physical appearance.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1V5


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A Matter Of Taste

Target Language: Listening to conversation about modern art.
Description: The subject of modern art never fails to provoke some nice lively discussion. The main listening comprehension exercises, based on a conversation between friends about a modern art exhibition, involve picture identification and multiple choice.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2L8
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It's Big and Blue.

Target Language: Adjective order.
Description: Lesson that deals with adjective order in English (material - color - size, etc, etc), based loosely on the concept of the lost property office.
Duration: 40 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2V1
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What's Your Brother Like?

Target Language: Personal adjectives, like/is like.
Description: Crossword and vocabulary exercises based around positive/negative adjectives to describe people. Grammar focus: using "like" as verb and preposition.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2V4
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The Silver Glove

Target Language: Positive and negative adjectives to describe films, books, etc., reading comprehension.
Description: Some vocabulary work on the use of positive and negative adjectives to describe movies/TV programs. Then students read six reviews of a movie with accompanying reading comprehension exercise. Final speaking activity allows students to talk about what they like or dislike.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2R3


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Bored Of Being Bored

Target Language: -ing/-ed adjectives.
Description: Some useful work on word families starts off this lesson about adjectives such as bored/boring, interesting/interesting. Students use them in a speaking activity before participating in a grammar auction where the error-strewn sentences must be found.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3G8
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This Car Is Cheap

Target Language: Discussing car choices, car vocabulary.
Description: Students decide what the most important things to consider are when buying a new car. Reading about four people looking to purchase a new car. Car ad vocabulary.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3R2


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A Gripping Read

Target Language: Reading & book reviews. Vocabulary of reviews.
Description: The theme of today's lesson isn't so much reading, as book reviews, what importance your students give to book reviews, and the language of book reviews. The main listening content of the lesson are four reviews of novels and the final writing assignment is for your students to pen their own book reviews.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4L15
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Wait For The DVD!

Target Language: Writing a film review.
Description: Students learn how to use more descriptive vocabulary to praise/criticise a movie - and then what to and what not to include in a film review.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4W2


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Communication Problems

Target Language: Adverbs and expressions of frequency.
Description: As well as serving as an overview of adverbs of frequency and office routine, this can also be used with business classes to promote better understanding among work colleagues.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: B1G4

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