A1 Beginner English Lesson – Comparatives and Superlatives – At the Zoo

A1 beginner english lesson - comparative and superlative adjectives - esl lesson plan

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives Lesson Plan

This is an English lesson plan on Comparative and Superlative Adjectives in English. The lesson plan is suitable for teachers working with beginner English learners.


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Here is a free set of animal flashcards to help you introduce and practice the focus vocabulary in this lesson:
Animal Flashcards (A1-A2) beginner and lower intermediate

This English lesson is for you if:

ESL/EFL teachers
  • You work with beginner level (A1) English learners.
  • You follow the CEFR standards of teaching.
  • You would like to introduce a different voice and pronunciation to your students.

Audio sample:



The package includes:

  • English Lesson (plan) for beginners. (.pdf) – 9 pages
  • Answer Sheet (.pdf)
  • audio file (.mp3) – Native American speaker

About the lesson (plan)

  • English Grammar: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
  • Target Vocabulary: Animals (at the zoo)

Presentation: (page 2, 3)

  • Listen to the text and fill in the blanks.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Read the text and make the verbs in brackets comparatives.
Grammar Box (pages 4, 5)
    • full grammar explanations with graphics/ pictures.
    • suitable examples for the level matching the target grammar for the lesson
  • Remember! section for common mistakes, and exceptions to the rule.

Practice: (pages 6, 7)

  • In the table below write the comparative and superlative adjectives (short adjectives).
  • In the table below write the comparative and superlative adjectives (long adjectives).
  • Underline the correct options (comparative or superlative).

Production (page 8) – 3 assignments

Credits (page 9)