Comparative and Superlative Adjectives A1 Lesson Plan – At The Zoo

Lesson Goals: At the end of the lesson students will be able to use comparative and superlative adjectives to make comparisons between two or more things. Also, they will learn important vocabulary about describing things, animals, and nature.

Target English Grammar: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Target English Vocabulary: Describing things, animals, and nature

Lesson Presentation

1.Listen to the text and fill in the blanks

I’m going to the _____________! My _____________ says that there are many big _____________ there and very _____________ trees. The biggest is the _____________ He says that he saw a _____________, and it _____________ longer than the snake we saw on _____________. I don’t _____________ to see the _____________. They are not _____________.

I think the most _____________ animal is the _____________. He is bigger than my aunt’s _____________. And his hair is _____________ longer. Maybe I’ll see a _____________ lion at the zoo. _____________ are the best.

2. Answer the questions

1. Which is the biggest animal at the zoo?


 2. Is the snake at the zoo longer than the snake on TV?


3. Are snakes pretty?


4. What is the most beautiful animal at the zoo?


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Grammar Box

Formation of Comparative adjectives

There are two ways to form a comparative adjective:

short adjectives: add “-er” or “r” in the end

eg. small – smaller; late – later

long adjectives: add “more” before the adjective

eg. beautiful – more beautiful

Formation of Superlative Adjectives

Again, there are two ways to form a superlative adjective:

short adjectives: add “-est” or “st”

eg. small – smallest; late – latest

long adjectives: add “most” before the adjective

eg. beautiful – the most beautiful

IMPORTANT: We usually use ‘the’ before the superlative form of the adjective.

Lesson Practice

1. In the table below write the comparative and superlative adjectives

eg. dark – darker – darkest


 2. In the table below write the comparative and superlative adjectives. This time use “more” and “most” (the most)


Lesson Practice

1. Write 6 sentences about your favorite animals. Use the superlative form.

2. Write 5 questions about animals/ the zoo using the superlative form. Ask your classmates.