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Housework across cultures
A1 level


In this lesson, SS will practise reading short texts and also think about the roles of male and female in the family and how these roles have changed over the years. They will also practise writing short paragraph about their roles in their family.


Abc Fill in the gap handout

Main Aims

  • Reading

Subsidiary Aims

  • Writing a short description of your role in the family


Family pictors (4-5 minutes) • Lean in and create a context for the lesson.

First I'll show them a family picture of only the father, mother and children and then try to elicit from SS who the people in the picture are. Aftre that, I'll show them another photo with the grandparents. That will give me the opportunity to preteach family vocabulary if the SS don't know it.

Pre reading (5-6 minutes) • Interaction among students

I make a table of ' Find who ................ SS go round the the class and ask three people and write their names in the table. They fill in the first column about themselves. After that SS tell the class about themselves and the three people they have interviewed

Reading (5-8 minutes) • Reading for gist

SS read the text quickly and match the people in exercise 1 to the photos. After that they compare their answers with their partner's.

Reading (8-10 minutes) • Reading for details

SS read the text again and then answer the questions in part 2 as true or false. After that they compare their answers

Whole class discussion (4-6 minutes) • To get ss to talk about the differences between their country and other countries

I'll ask the question in part 3b. In the text, the situation is about an Italian family. Is it the same for families in Turkey ?

Writing (8-10 minutes) • To get SS write about their roles at home

I will them a model paragraph and they work with their partners and fill in the blanks. After that, they write similar paragraphs about themselves

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