CLASSROOM MATERIALS

ESL Exercises - Apple Exercise

Unit Objectives:

  • Developing vocabulary
  • Categorizing
  • Comparing and contrasting
  • Using comparative/superlative adjectives

What you need: Different kinds of apples.

Bring in different types of apples: Courtland, Granny Smith, Macintosh.

Practice with comparative and superlative adjectives:

Which is bigger? Which is the biggest? Which is smaller? the smallest? Which is rounder? the roundest? How else can we compare them?

Cut one apple into sections. Ask: what part of the whole? Write fractions on board.

List as many words as possible to describe an apple: Skin, seeds, core, peel, red, green, juicy, tart, sweet, tart, ripe, slice, shiny, brown, stem, crunchy, green,

How does the apple feel? Smooth
Bite into the apple-how does it sound?
Suppose I told you that there was the shape of a star in the apple? Is that true? Where is it?
Cut apples into sections. Give each student a section to taste. Which is juicier? Which is tarter? Sweeter? Crunchier? Change each to a superlative…the most or iest.

Idiom:
You are the apple of my eye – what does it mean? Do you have a similar expression in your language?

Saying:
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Do you have a similar expression in your language? Do you think it’s true?

Discussion:
Discuss similes/metaphors/personification

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