Is Your Glass Full or Empty?

Stefanie Simmons - author of the lesson   Stefanie I June 04, 2022
General English, Speaking Lessons
A1 Beginner
Adjectives, Too + Adj, Not Too + Adj
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Screenshot of a beginner's English lesson outline for adults, where students learn to use adjectives for describing things and

Lesson Overview

Is your glass half full or half empty? In this lesson, students will use adjectives to describe things and people. Students will also learn and practice opposite adjectives and vocabulary relating to this topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adult and teenage learners.

Lesson Objectives

  • Grammar: Learners will explore the use of adjectives and the expressions "too" and "not too" to describe the intensity or extent of a quality. Through various tasks, students will practice modifying adjectives with "too" to express excessive qualities and "not too" to soften the description, enhancing their ability to convey nuances in English.

  • Speaking: Students will participate in discussions and activities that encourage them to use adjectives and their opposites, as well as "too" and "not too" expressions, to describe things, people, and situations. These speaking activities aim to improve fluency and confidence in expressing opinions and descriptions in English.

  • Vocabulary: The lesson will introduce and practice a wide range of adjectives and their opposites, such as "noisy/quiet," "expensive/cheap," "difficult/easy," "clean/dirty," and "talkative/quiet." Additionally, students will learn to accurately use "too" and "not too" to modify these adjectives, expanding their vocabulary and enabling them to describe their world with greater precision.

  • Homework: Homework tasks will reinforce the lesson's content by asking students to fill in blanks with the correct adjectives, correct sentences with inappropriate adjective use, choose the correct adjectives to complete sentences, and use "too" and "not too" correctly in various contexts. These activities will solidify their understanding of adjectives, opposites, and degrees of quality, ensuring they can apply these elements effectively in both written and spoken English.

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