This lesson plan helps ESL learners use more elaborate adjectives to describe the beauty, sites and smells around them. We often say, “That’s beautiful!” However, we want our students to use a variety of rich adjectives that are stronger and more descriptive. This lesson plan contains 16 flash cards, putting base adjectives and strong adjectives side-by-side so students can compare them.
- There is a gap-fill reading and vocabulary enrichment activity, a listening activity with American and British speakers (embedded in the PDF),
- a word sort
- a writing prompt
- a partner conversation game
- an interactive whole-class role play
- an adjectives worksheet that helps students digest the concept of using “absolutely” and “very” with base and strong adjectives.
This lesson plan is highly engaging and interactive. Students will love both learning about Yellowstone National Park, but they will also enjoy doing role play activities to develop their speaking skills related to the other National Parks in the U.S.A. I wanted to make the lesson as hands-on as possible, so there are some fun word-sort, partner activities. Also, students are provided with a handout where they can write their own story about a time they went camping or on an adventure. Your students will LOVE this lesson!