Amaka Mokwunye Amaka Mokwunye

Language and vocabulary lesson
Beginners level


Main Aims

  • To provide fluency in speaking practice on questions and answers in the context of family

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide listening for specific information in the context of family.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Elicit from ss what the mums on the bus do in yesterdays learning(song) Do they go round and round or chatter chatter chatter? Use flashcards and peep hole technique to elicit vocabulary from ss.

Vocabulary (8-10 minutes) • To provide practice of vocublary to be used in coming task

Use flashcards to elicit names of other family members. brother, sister, grandmother and grandmother and family. Drill. Elicit and drill using all the flashcards. Give and instruct ss to put the flashcards around the classroom. Say the words on the name cards and drill again. Put ss in group of 3. Give out A£ sheets and name cards and let them put them under the correct pictures.

Controlled practice (3-5 minutes) • To practice, drill and check for understanding of new vocabulary

Put ss in pairs, give out blown up sheets and word cards. Ask chn to listen and stick what they hear. ss stand up, walk around and look at others. Give out task 2. Show and explain task. ss do group checking.

Semi-controlled practice (5-8 minutes) • To practice asking and answering questions using family vocabulay

Hold up a card and model sentence- This is my mother. Model and drill full sentence. Repeat While drilling, pick up a card and ask 'Who's this?' Correct ss if they don't answer correctly. Drill question.(Who's this?) Get ss to do same with cards. Give out task task 2. SS work with a partner to complete task. Chn walk around and check others work.

Productive Task(s) (5-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Give ss piece of paper, ask ss to draw their family. Encourage them to include their grandmother and grandfather while monitoring. Give and model instruction. SS walk around with their drawing while the music is playing when it stops, they stop, turn to the person next to them and ask/answer ( Who's this? This is my grandmother) Tt plays/pauses song till ss get to talk to at least 3 other ss.

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