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Teaching Practice 1: Lesson 1 Activity 1
A1-A2 level


In this lesson students will practice talking about Family relationships.


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Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson students will be able to ask questions and talk abotu family relationships using related vocabulary and possessive adjectives

Subsidiary Aims

  • My Learning Aim: By the end of my 40 minute lesson students will have reviewed use of possessive adjectives and practiced using them in a speaking activity about family members.
  • Non-Linguistic: Exchanging personal information, building relationships
  • Linguistic: Students will practice speaking about families using related lexis


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ss rearrange anagrams of family members to review names. Place around room and ss circulate to find and answer. Feedback on board. Alternative: Play hippopotamus with family words. Students stand in a circle and say one letter of the word each. A student who completes the word, or gives a wrong letter sits down. Continue until all are sat down.

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Elicit target language through mimes with pen/my pen, bag/your bag, our classroom etc. Contrast forms on the board with their pronoun equivalent, introduce 's briefly as another way of expressing ownership. Drill pronunciation through shouting game in teams, T shouts pronoun, S shouts adjective. Replace with student teacher. Alternative: Do in a circle with ball throwing. Thrower says pronoun, catcher says adjective. Increase speed, start with words on board then remove slowly.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and draw attention to form

Call up volunteer SS, Ss make sentences in front of the board using words they are holding to highlight word orders. Repeat 2 or three times for This is my pen My pen is black Mohammed's bag is small and red Our classroom is very hot

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Ss complete gap-fill exercise on page 27 of course book, feedback by checking answers from the listening.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Model task and discuss how to extend answers to include personal adjectives. Ss circulate and in pairs ask and answer questions from their paper slip to other students. After both questions have been asked, students swap papers and then continue moving around to talk to at least 5 people. Feedback delayed error correction, or ask for any interesting information.

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