In this lesson Sts revise comparative adjectives, and learn
to use comparative adverbs and the structure (not) as.. .as
to compare things. The context is some pieces of
information based on recent research which shows how
the pace of life has increased in recent years. Sts start by
doing a questionnaire and then reading the article, which
has a vocabulary focus on expressions with time, e.g. waste
lime. This leads them to the grammar, and after it has been
presented and practised there is a pronunciation focus on
the fal sound in unstressed syllables and words. Sts then
compare their lives today to their lives five years ago, to see
if they are living faster, and the lesson ends with a listening
where a lifestyle expert gives advice on how to slow down.
We’re living faster, but are we living better?
In th is lesson Sts move from comparatives to superlatives.
Sts who did not use Elementary may nothave studied
superlatives before, in which case you will probably need to
spend more time on them. The context is a travel survey on
European cities, and a light-hearted Sunday Times article in
which a journalist went to four big cities, London, Rome,
Paris, and New York to find out which was the friendliest
towards tourists. The present perfect is also recycled in
expressions like the most beautiful place I ’ve ever been to.
The lesson begins with the grammar presentation through
the travel survey, which is followed by a pronunciation
focus on word stress in superlative sentences. Sts then do
a split reading on three of the cities the journalist visited,
and then listen to his account of the fourth. There is then a
vocabulary focus on language used to describe a city, which
Sts use to write a description of the place where they live.
The lesson ends with the song Nobody Does It Better.
In this lesson Sts revise quantifiers and learn to use too
much I many, and (not) enough. The context is a magazine
article about how some things commonly considered bad
for you can, in the right quantities, be good for you. The
lesson begins with a lifestyle questionnaire focussing on
the five things (coffee, sun, video games, chocolate, and
TV) which Sts will go on to read and listen about in the
article Everything bad is good fo r you. In this article there
is also a vocabulary focus on health and the body. Sts then
work on the grammar, followed by a pronunciation focus
on four vowel sounds which are often mispronounced in
some of the quantifiers. The lesson ends with a speaking
activity where Sts discuss more general lifestyle habits
using the new quantifiers. Depending on the level of
your class, you may want to do more or less revision of
countability and basic quantifiers (see Optional lead-in
and Extra support).
small / medium / large / extra large / changing room / receipt /