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You are here to READ

an acrostic poem, about monsters and creatures, and a literature extract (a play)

and TALK about

similarities and differences of monsters/creatures, people's appearance and personality, and act out a scene of a play

and LISTEN TO

a ghost story

and WRITE about

the appearance/personality/skills of monsters, creatures or people

and LEARN about

the comparisons of adjectives and adverbs, and opposite adjectives.

Write your own acrostic poem like
the one below.

Many of them are oversized

Out in the dark, they look strange

Nothing more vicious and ugly

Sometimes the most mysterious

Totally frightening

Except for the … friendly ones

Rather funny and good-hearted

Surely they can be our friends!

  Comic Edugame Edugame Fairies Reading Magic World

People have always made up stories about mysterious creatures, which they believe look different from ordinary people and have special, supernatural powers that ordinary people do not have.

1. Reading

A. Look at the monsters a-c below and match them to the titles of the texts:

Β. Read the texts and put the missing sentences A-D in the
correct place.

A. they get married and they have children.

B. Then he swims off with his pockets full of sailors.

C. They soon fall in love with each other and get married.

D. Everywhere he goes, people and animals flee.

Polyphemus the Cyclops

The Cyclopes are one-eyed huge, savage creatures, tall like trees. They live on an island where they do nothing but fight with each other for the wild goats, trying to find enough food to fill their huge bellies. Storms often bring shipwrecked sailors to their island. The Cyclopes catch and eat them alive.

The largest and fiercest of the Cyclopes is named Polyphemus. He always keeps vigil on his mountain, fair weather or foul. If he spots a ship, he dives into the sea and swims underwater, coming up underneath the ship and overturning it, 1__________. However, according to Homer, Ulysses manages to escape from his cave, because he is smarter and more cunning than Polyphemus.

Oberon, Titania, Puck and Tinkerbelle, the fairies

Fairies appear in children's stories as tiny, winged, and good hearted

creatures. They behave like humans; 2__________. However, unlike humans, they have supernatural powers, which make them, at best, unpredictable and at worst, dangerous. Tinkerbelle, Peter Pan's companion, is a tiny-winged fairy, delightful and delicate. She is sometimes friendly or unfriendly but loyal to Peter Pan.

In Shakespeare's play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Oberon, the nasty King of the fairies and the

LEARNING STRATEGIES

When I read a text in English…

I read the whole text first to understand the general meaning

I try to remember the meaning of the words I know

I try to guess the meaning of unknown words from context

I don't worry about unknown words if I can understand the text

I use my knowledge on the topic to understand the text

I look up the meaning of words I don't know in the dictionary

I ask my teacher to help me when I have difficulties.

wicked queen Titania live in Fairyland. They order their playful and naughty messenger Puck, to play tricks on people and make them fall in love with the first creature they see when they wake up...

Shrek the ogre

Shrek, a horrible little ogre is spitting flames and smoke. Shrek is the ugliest guy in town. 3__________. He is so ugly that he frightens himself when he gets into a room full of mirrors. He looks even uglier than his parents, who kick him goodbye and send him off in the world.

Yet Shrek is proud of his green strange head and disgusting body.

Shrek goes out into the world to find adventure and along the way meets a witch, a knight, a dragon, and finally, a hideous princess, who's even more unattractive than he is! Shrek manages to enter the princess' castle. 4__________. All the guests are surprised to see the bride carrying a cactus for a bouquet!

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C. Use the information in the texts to fill in the table below:

Monster/Creature

Cyclopes

Fairies

Ogre

Names

What they look like

What they are like

D. Talk about your own monster.

A. Read the following dialogue. Find out how John and Mary are comparing the creatures in the texts. Complete the unfinished sentences:

Mary: The Cyclops Polyphemus is bigger and stronger than Shrek.

John: He may be bigger but Shrek is more horrible than him. When he looks at himself

in the mirror he is frightened. He is the ugliest of all the creatures on this page.

Pupil 1: Look at Tinkerbelle. She looks _____________ and _____________!

Pupil 2: I don't think so. I think Puck is _____________.

He plays tricks on people.

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B. MAKING COMPARISONS

ADJECTIVE

COMPARATIVE

SUPERLATIVE

SHORT
ADJECTIVES

strong

big

ugly

…-er than

the …-est of/in

stronger than

bigger than

uglier than

the strongest of/in

the biggest of/in

the ugliest of/in

LONG
ADJECTIVES

horrible

more … than

the most … of/in

more horrible than

the most horrible of/in

Look at the Grammar Box and complete the rule:

Now find more comparatives and superlatives in the texts here and write them down in your copybook.

Comparative Form: We add _____________ in short adjectives and ________________+

________________ in long adjectives.

Superlative Form: We add _____________ in short adjectives and ________________+

________________ in long adjectives.

C. STUDY THIS BOX, TOO:

Adjective

Comparative

Superlative

good

better than

the best of/in

bad

worse than

the worst of/in

far

farther/further than

the farthest/furthest of/in

much/many

more than

the most of/in

little

less than

the least of/in

D. OPPOSITE ADJECTIVES

huge

vicious

wicked

horrible

playful

ugly

tiny

good-hearted

good

lovely

serious

beautiful

friendly

happy

kind

attractive

sensitive

predictable

expensive

active

unfriendly

unhappy

unkind

unattractive

insensitive

unpredictable

inexpensive

inactive

3. Practice

Α. FAIRY-TALE HEROES

Talk about characters from the fairy tales you know: choose a character and talk about his/her abilities and personality. Then compare the characters with each other.

Cinderella's dress is prettier than Tinkerbelle's.

Peter Pan is the most playful of any other hero.

Snow White's mother is more vicious than Cinderella's stepmother.

Β. PAIR WORK: A MONSTER'S ID

Choose a monster and ask your friend about it. Then complete the ID card on the right.

Pupil A

Ask questions about your friend's monster. Then look here to find information about your monster and answer his/her questions.

Pupil B

Look here to find information about your monster and answer your friend's questions. Then ask him/her questions to complete your ID card.

It's your choice: You can find a different version
here

Imagine that your friend's monster is wanted by the Police. Write his/her description and draw his/her picture.

C. WHAT AM I LIKE? WHAT DO OTHER PEOPLE THINK OF ME?

Choose 4 adjectives that you think describe your personality best: talkative, (un)friendly, (in)active, moody, anxious, careful, boring, funny, cunning, smart, playful, serious,
(un) pleasant, (un)attractive…

Then ask your friend what he/she thinks of you.

Write both opinions and include them in your portfolio.