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74 compare and contrast

How to Compare and Contrast

In this lesson, students learn tips for comparing and contrasting in written English. Students view a model text and practice writing their own comparison paragraphs.

Printable Lesson

PDFs:

  • 2–3 hours
  • 13 pages
Audio

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Tasks
  • brainstorming with Venn diagrams
  • vocabulary review
  • speaking practice
  • planning
  • thesis writing
  • compare-contrast patterns
  • spotting transitional words and phrases
  • reading a model text
  • writing an essay
  • proofreading
Vocabulary
  • overlap
  • point form
  • relevant
  • strike a balance
  • transition
  • resemble
  • whereas
  • scrutiny
  • pale in comparison
  • correlation
Grammar
  • comparative adjectives