Unit 1 : Animal Comparisons English Lesson
Unit 1: Animal Comparisons
- Teach English lesson how to compare animals using comparatives and superlatives.
- The lesson also teaches English learners other ways of describing animals using essential vocabulary.
- The skills learned in this lesson will enable EFL/ESL young learners to be able to compare and contrast people, objects, animals and more. Learning comparisons in English is an essential communication skill every learner needs.
Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps
Mom, Dad, Freddie and Lisa are visiting the zoo. They are delighted to see swimming turtles and otters. This leads to a conversation on the differences between the animals in the zoo.
Adjectives - Opposites
|playful||more playful||most playful|
|colorful||more colorful||most colorful fish|
- Elephants are bigger than lions.
- Elephants are the biggest animals in the zoo.
- The angelfish is smaller than a turtle.
- The angelfish is the smallest animal in the zoo.
- Giraffes are taller than zebras.
- Giraffes are the tallest animals in the zoo.
- Otters swim faster than turtles.
- Turtles swim slower than otters.
- The sailfish is the fastest swimmer in the world.
- Monkeys are more playful than otters.
- Monkeys are the most playful animals in the zoo.
Comparing using 'as'
- Zebras are as big as horses.
- The angelfish is as big as my thumb.
More ways to describe animals
- Tigers and zebras have stripes.
- Horses do not have stripes but zebras do.
- A lion's roar sounds scary.
Lisa: Let’s go see the turtles!
Freddie: Oh, I love the turtles. Let’s go see the turtles.
Freddie: Look, Lisa, the turtles are swimming!
Lisa: It must be wonderful to swim all day.
Freddie: If I was an animal, I would want to swim.
Mom: The otters are swimming animals too.
Lisa: Can we go see the otters, Mom?
Mom: Yes, let’s go see the otters.
Lisa: Mom, you’re right. The otters do swim!
Freddie: They are faster swimmers than the turtles.
Lisa: They really like to play! They are more playful than the turtles, too.
Dad: Yes, otters are very playful animals.
Lisa: Freddie, look! They are playing chase!
Freddie: They are so cute.
Lisa: They are my favorite animals.
Freddie: Can lions swim, Mom?
Mom: I think they can, but they mostly live on land.
Lisa: They are very big animals.
Freddie: They are much bigger than turtles.
Lisa: I don’t like the lions. They scare me.
Freddie: We should go see the zebras. They will not roar and scare Lisa.
Freddie: Zebras are a lot like horses.
Lisa: They are. They have stripes and horses don’t.
Mom: You are right. Horses don’t have stripes, and zebras do.
Freddie: They are very big animals too.
Lisa: Freddie, I do not think they are as big as elephants. Do you?
Freddie: Let’s go see the elephants and find out, Lisa.
Freddie: Woah, the elephants are very big!
Lisa: They are bigger than the zebras.
Mom: Do you think they are the biggest animals in the zoo?
Lisa: I wonder what the smallest animal at the zoo is.
Dad: The smallest animal at the zoo is the angelfish. It is only as big as your thumb, Lisa.
Freddie: Wow! Imagine that angelfish right next to the elephant.