Categorise the adjectives from the videoaccording to the number of syllables they have and where thestress is.
Preparation and Tips for Teachers
Show learners 3 words from the video: short, friendly, favourite
Ask how many syllables there are in each word. 1 syllable 2 syllables 3 syllables O OO OOO short friendly favourite
Say the words and ask learners if they hear a differencebetween the (length and loudness of the) syllables. Drawlearners’ awareness to word stress. (The stressed syllable (highlighted in bold below) is longer and louder than unstressed syllables.) O O o O o o short friendly favourite
Ask learners to categorise the adjectives from the videoaccording to the number of syllables they have and where thestress is. Share the link to the activity by clicking:ACTIVITY 4
Learners can do the activity:
as a whole class on an interactive whiteboard.
in pairs/small groups using tablets.
individually on their mobile devices.
on the whiteboard.
Check the activity playing the recording below. Allow learners tocorrect their answers if needed.
Play the recording again for learners to listen to and repeatthe adjectives.
If learners work individually, in pairs or small groups, allow them to check their answers in pairs or with other groups before whole class feedback.
As a follow-up activity, ask learners to work in pairs/small groupsand say sentences about their friends in and out of class using theadjectives from the task.
The BOOST Project (Building Open Online Series for Teaching) aims to improve the digital readiness of teachers of English as a foreign language to students aged 8 -14 by providing an open-access series of engaging native-speaker content videos linked with a Resource Pack of ready-made activities to stimulate production of the language in online learning.