Here’s another great powerpoint presentation. This time the powerpoint comes from a teacher I work with. It shows students how to make comparisons by attaching “er” to adjectives (e.g. bigger, taller, faster, etc.).
Time: about 15 or 20 minutes
Level: 2nd grade JHS
In the book there is a pretty interesting story to work with involving King Kong and Godzilla. But I think this powerpoint can make this lesson more interactive and interesting for the students. Download the powerpoint below and check it out for yourself:
DOWNLOAD: Let’s Compare! – Powerpoint
Why this powerpoint is good
- It compares internationl landmarks, raising student awareness about the rest of the world
- It is presented in a quiz-show style so students can enjoy the thrill of guessing and discovery
- There is a section at the end where students can personalize the learning point by choosing between two things (e.g. math and English) and using the grammar to tell others about their preferences.
- The powerpoint uses Japanese translations for all the sentences — something which may be helpful to students. I have a feeling, though, that given the right class, it could be done without it.