Adjectives Lesson Plans
One way for students to increase their English ability is to start
but adjectives lesson plans are not always easy to make interesting.
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Depending on the length of your lessons, you may not want to spend the
whole lesson teaching adjectives, but you can still make it the main
objective and focus of the lesson.
Here are a few ideas you can use if you want to teach your students
The main need of students who are starting to learn English is vocabulary
You should therefore use a variety of vocabulary teaching techniques
- A lesson focusing on adjectives could start
with a review of vocabulary.
Depending on the subjects you've been teaching, it could be classroom
vocabulary, household vocabulary, or people.
Adjectives to describe physical
appearance of objects and people are very useful at this
- Once the students have reviewed some noun
vocabulary, you could then
give them some adjective pictures and words to match in pairs.
could then pair the words in opposites.
- Following this, they could ask
each other questions about the reviewed vocabulary and answer
finally they could write some sentences using the adjectives.
level it is important to stress the word
order in English
, i.e. that
the adjective comes before
noun, not after it.
At this level, students need to increase
fluency and vocabulary
Adjectives to describe character, emotions, and feelings become more
useful, and a review of descriptive adjectives is also important.
- One activity that works very well at this level
is basing your lesson around a fictional
For example you could tell a story about an expensive necklace that has
been stolen. The students could then be given a picture of a person who
they saw near the jewelry shop at the time, and they have to describe
adjectives are also introduced at this level and there are many games
and activities you can use to teach this grammar.
Students at pre-intermediate level need to expand their vocabulary.
At this level, collocations can be introduced, and story activities
work really well for this.
- Give your students the outline of a very simple
story with no description in it.
- Then elicit from the class some suitable words
to be used to make the story more interesting.
- After this you can get the students to create a
scenario and in pairs or groups, embellish the story with adjectives.
In this activity you need to feed in any useful adjectives you think
the students could use, make sure they understand them, and encourage
them to use them.
Also important at this level is to make sure the students know the word order for multiple adjectives
I have a beautiful, big, red, metal table. (opinion
Intermediate and Upper Intermediate
Vocabulary and fluency are key here. Encourage sharing of vocabulary
during alphabet or memory games.
Develop use of correct
, for example, we say, "The rain was heavy
"The rain was strong
Keep the lessons interesting and varied
Whichever level you are teaching, it is important to make sure your
lessons include a range of activities to suit all learning styles, and
that they provide the students with as many opportunities as possible
to speak English, either with you or with each other.
Adjectives lesson plans do not have to be boring at all!