Opposites Stories

A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Level: Intermediate
Topic: General
Grammar Topic: Adjectives and Adverbs
Type: Lesson Plans
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Published: 18th Jul 2017

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there were rough 
sheets and smooth 
carpets, huge ants 
and tiny buses, 
curtains behind the 
windows and a 
whiteboard in front of 
the teacher, and it 
even seemed normal 
that 

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the students gave 
lunch and the school 
cooks took it. 

So on Thursday Tom 
wasn’t surprised 
that 

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the table was soft and 
his food was hard, the
ground was up and 
the sky was down, the
sun was near but his 
front gate was far far 
away, and the 
corridors were wide 
but the classrooms 
were narrow. 

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But on Friday morning
everything seemed to 
have changed again. 
When he woke up

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the kids looked tired 
and sleepy, not 
energetic like the little 
old ladies. 

At lunch

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the food looked 
disgusting but actually
was yummy. And it 
was while Tom was 
eating that revolting 
looking but tasty meal 
that he realised

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that everything was 
back to normal.

THE END

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Opposites presentation
Without looking above, write opposites of the words below. Other words may be possible.
shut/ closed
neat/ tidy
hot
noisy
hard/ difficult
few/ a few
on/ above
out
tall
rough
huge
behind
give/ gave
soft
up
near/ close
wide
nice
tired/ sleepy
disgusting/ revolting

Use the words below to fold to help. 

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cold
down
easy
energetic
far
hard
in
in front of
many
messy
narrow
nasty
open
quiet
short
smooth
take/ took
tiny
under/ below
yummy/ delicious/ tasty

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2017

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