Comparing and contrasting your weeks

A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Level: Beginner
Topic: Time
Grammar Topic: Functions & Text
Type: Lesson Plans
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Published: 5th Jul 2013

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Comparing and contrasting your weeks
Work together to find (real) similarities and differences about your week to fill as many of 
the gaps below as you can in seven minutes. You can’t use the same sentence twice, but 
if you can find a sentence below that means (basically) the same thing you can use that 
instead. You get one point for each sentence that only your group has completed. 
_________________ considerably _________________ er _______________________

_____________________________ far fewer __________________________________

_____________________________ much less _________________________________

______________________________ approximately the same ____________________

______________________________ both _____________________________________

______________________________. In contrast, _______________________________

_______________________________ almost identical __________________________

_______________________________ very similar ______________________________

__________________________________, whereas ____________________________

_____________________________completely different ___________________________

There was a slight difference  ______________________________________________

_________________not quite as _________________ as ________________________

_______________________ nearly as ________________ as _____________________

______________________________________ exactly the same ___________________

______________________________________ totally identical ____________________

Neither __________________ nor ___________________________________________

___________________________________ substantially better ____________________

____________________________________ quite a lot worse _____________________

We had _____________________________________________________ in common. 

_______________________________approximately twice as many _________________

______________________________ about three times as much ___________________
Turn over if you need some ideas for topics. 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2013

Possible topics
Arts and media
Energy
English
Exercise
Feelings
Food and drink
Free time
Health/ Healthiness
Money
Routines
Sleep/ Tiredness
Smoking
Stress
Studies
Time with friends/ family
Travel
Work

Were there any sentences above you couldn’t complete? Ask another group or the class 
for their examples. Is the same thing true of your group?

Language tasks

Which words and expressions above mean (basically) the same? 

Can you think of any other ways of saying any of those things? 

What about things that mean (basically) the same as the other sentences?

What are the differences between these expressions?
Quite a lot bigger/ A lot bigger
Whereas/ In contrast
Less/ Fewer
Both/ Neither

Why can’t you use these phrases in the exercise on the last page?
On the contrary
On the other hand

How are their meanings different from each other and other expressions on the first page?

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2013

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