Family context - reading / speaking TP1 Merlin
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a discussion in the context of family
To provide review and practice of family members in the context of family
Procedure (33-46 minutes)
Show a family photo of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and elicit information regarding their status.
Show students photos which correspond to each paragraph of the text. Before they know it they need to guess who the people on the photos are and what connection they do have with the photo-holder and their reason to think so. Then each student is given a paragraph of the text which they need to match to one person on the board. They are supposed to know the names of the people on the board after reading their texts.
Now students are being given the whole text. Before that I write down on the board 4 statements. After readind in detail, students are supposed to match each statement to one of the people and to state where in the text such a statement is made.
Here they are introduced to the British Monarchy system. Through that they will have the chance to revise/learn vocabulary related to family relationships. (mother, brother, father-in-law, nephew, niece and etc.). I prepared a gap-filling exercise here for them. They are supposed to look at the Royal Family Tree and decide what is the relationship between this people. I will divide them in 3 groups so that each group has 4 questions to answer.
Family related words are stick to the board. Students are divided into 4 groups. I read out loud the definition and they need to run and grab the piece of paper from the board. The group which gathers most points wins.