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GRAMMAR: Comparative/Superlative

EXAMPLE: English is easier than Japanese

DATE ADDED: June 30, 2009


    Large Classes (16-39 Students)Ó


35-50 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE:   Students make comparative guesses and win a game of dice for answers. This is a review game for all comparative grammar points.



  • ScientificExperiment worksheet: Change the questions to suit the students if necessary.
  • 4 dice: 2 for ALT and 2 for JTE.



  1. On the blackboard, write out the example: Which rock is the heaviest? Make sure students understand the question. Then as a class, choose a , b or c. Say the class chooses rock A, ALT will write "I think rock a is the heaviest." This is to show students how to make sentences.
  2. Then ALT will tell students that s/he is a student and do a role play with the JTE. ALT will go to JTE, ask the question "Is rock a the heaviest?"
  3. JTE and ALT will roll the dice. The highest number wins. If the student wins, the teacher must answer "yes" or "no" but if the teacher wins, the student needs to return to his/her group and someone else will come to the teacher with the same question. If the teacher answers "yes" the group will proceed to the next question. If the teacher answers, "no" the group must make another guess until they get a "yes" from the teacher.
  4. The group who finishes all 10 questions wins.



  • Rolling the dice might be boring for some students, teachers could consider replacing the dice with playing Janken.




  • Some students cheat by going to other groups who have finished the questions and get the answers. To avoid this, teachers could use the blackboard to keep score. Some groups listen to the teachers attentively when they are answering the questions & change their guesses accordingly. To avoid this, teachers could whisper in the students' ears or instead of speaking, use a set of 'yes/no' cards.

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