Lesson "Superlative degree/Animals"

Крашенинникова Е. А., учитель английского языка18 Января, 2013 11:58

Theme: Superlative degree/Animals.

The aims:

  1. to consolidate and practise superlative degree of comparison of adjectives; to revise the words on theme “Animals”;
  2. to develop such abilities as analysis, comparison andgeneralization; skills of searching reading; speaking, listening skills;
  3. to bring up the ability of working in groups; positive care to animals.

Expecting results: SWBAT practise the use of superlative degree of adjectives;

Aids: computers, multimedia devices, software (Power Point Presentation), worksheets.

 Lesson procedure

I. Preliminaries

1. Greeting

2. TR presents the aims of the lesson

II. Warm-up

1. SS are asked to provide examples of adjectives that can describe animals.



2. So we have written so many adjectives that can describe animals. Let’s describe the following animals using these adjectives:

1. The elephant is …

2. The mouse is …

3. The giraffe is …

4. The tiger is …

5. The crocodile is …

6. The cat is …

7. The whale is …

8. The lion is …

9. The monkey is …

10. The snake is …

11. The bear is …

III. Searching reading

- Ss read the text about hares. The task is to find and underline all adjectives in this text.

Hares live in warm and cold countries. They are small animals. Hares are afraid of everything. They run fast. I think that it is the fastest animal in the world. The most interesting thing that hares can do is swimming. They do it better than dogs!

- SS should explain why two adjectives are used with article “the” and suffix “-est” and with word “most”:

the fastest – the most interesting.

IV. Listening

  • SS listen to the rule of formation superlative degree of adjectives.
  • After listening SS remember the rule:


Односложные и двусложные прилагательные



the …  -est







the smallest

the fattest

the funniest




the  most




more dangerous

more beautiful

the mostdangerous

the mostbeautiful




the best



the worst

V. Practical exercises

Task № 1.Tick the correct superlative.

the heavyest             the most fast         the funniest        

the heaviest                            the fastest                     the most funny

 the dangerousest      the niceest               the biggest                             

the most dangerous     the nicest                           the bigest


  • Exchange papers with your partner.
  • Find and correct a mistake.
  • Reading one by one. 

 Task № 2.


  • Exchange papers with your partner.
  • Find and correct a mistake.
  • Reading one by one. 

 VI. Relaxing

SS are divided into groups of three. They are given cards with images of animals and card with adjective. Their task is to find among the group what animal is e.g. tall, taller, the tallest.

 VII. Presentation

  • Brainstorming. SS are given the question “What do you think what animal is …”


the biggest animal?




the fastest animal?




the tallest animal?




the best eater?




the best singer?



SS write their ideas in the first column of the given table. Next they share their opinions.

  • Listening

 - SS listen to the presentations that some SS have prepared. SS are asked to listen attentively in order to answer some questions according to the presentations.

ü The first presentation:

It is interesting to know that the fastest animal is a Cheetah. Its record is 110 kilometres an hour.

ü The second presentation:

The biggest and most impressive animals are Blue whales. They are 30 metres long and weigh about 125 tons.

ü The third presentation:

The tallest animal is a giraffe. It is about 7 metres high.

ü The forth presentation:

The best eaters are elephants. Elephants eat 100 kilos of food and drink much water a day.

ü The fifth presentation:

It is interesting that the best singers are mice. Let’s listen how mice can sing.

 -  Let’s return to your predictions. Were you right? Did you guess all animals?

SS return to their worksheets and fill in the right answers.

- Check your progress

Now you will do a test concerning the presentations you have listened to. It has five questions.

 Choose the right variant

1. Elephants eat … kilos a day.

a) 200

b) 100

 2. Blue whales weigh

a) 125 tons

b) 125 kilos

 3. Giraffe’s height is:

a) 7 metres

b) 5 metres

 4. The cheetah’s record is:

a) 120 km/h

b) 110 km/h

 5. Mice are:

a) worst singers

b) best singers

 VIII. Follow – up

  • SS sing a song “Mary had a little lamb”.

Mary had a little lamb,
Little lamb, little lamb,
Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow.
Everywhere that Mary went,
Mary went, Mary went,
Everywhere that Mary went,
The lamb was sure to go.

  •  Check your progress

You will have the final test. It has five questions concerning our theme of the lesson.

 IX. Wrap – up

Today we have revised the formation of superlative degree of comparison of adjectives. Also we have remembered the animals. At the end of the lesson you have made the test.

Your marks are …

 X. Hometask

Your homework will be Ex. 3 p.91 (WB), to learn the rule.


Lesson "Superlative degree/Animals"