In this lesson, students will practice comparatives and superlatives in the context of rating and judging musicals. It includes a powerpoint with vocabulary related to theater, video clips from five musicals, and a sheet to help students rate and discuss the musicals.
First, students warm up by matching the musical with the description. Then, there is a brief review of important terms related to theater awards (scenery, costumes, choreography, etc.). Next, students watch brief video clips/trailers for five Broadway musicals (The Lion King, Wicked, Hamilton, Les Miserables, Wicked, and Evita) and rate each musical on each category. Finally, they choose one musical for each award (Best Costumes, Best Scenery, etc.)
Students then practiced superlatives by conversing with partners about the musicals. To practice comparatives, I taped posters of each musical around the classroom, and students moved to each poster depending on which musical they had chosen for each award. Students then made sentences such as, "There are more people for The Lion King than for Evita," or, "There are as many people for Wicked as for Les Miserables," to practice comparatives of equality and inequality.