Lesson/Unit Summary: The lesson adopts a multi-sensory approach to cater for students of different learning styles. Students are asked to clap hands, observe the number of balloons displayed in the powerpoint (which represents the number of syllables), read aloud adjectives of various syllables and listen to their own reading aloud. Different meaningful contexts are also provided for students to practise the comparative forms, including viewing trailers of movies, and comparing facilities in different picnic spots and prices of different travel packages.

Level of Students: Junior Secondary

Lesson Duration: 50 minutes

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this unit, students should be able to:

  • Identify adjectives with 3 syllables
  • Use the structure “….be more…than…”to make comparisons with 3-syllable adjectives
  • Use the structure “….be more…than…” and “-er + than” to make recommendations

Lesson Plan: Comparatives (Junior secondary)

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Wong, T. Y. R., & Lee, F. K. J. (2020). Comparatives. Retrieved from

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