By the end of my lesson learners will be better able to use family vocabulary in a functional language
To provide speaking and reading practice
Procedure (34-45 minutes)
I will introduce the subject by showing a 5-member family picture pretending it is mine. Then I will ask Ss ''what do you think this picture is of ?''. They will make some guesses as soon as they get the right one I will confirm that by gesturing "yes, it is my family".
Having students guessed the topic, I will elicit what vocabulary which they are already familiar with by asking them whether they know the name of each member in the picture which they are : father, mother, brother and sister.
I will bulid up the family tree using small pictures of my father and mother from the first picture I have already displayed and different picture for the rest members and their spouses and children to introduce the following words: parents, husband, wife, daughter and son.
First, I will introduce the meaning of both male and female by showing them a picture of their symbols then I will draw the table on the board and do a demo for the word father. Ask for ICQs then and provide students with an answer key HO.
I will have the four pictures from Straightforward Beginners book page 34 on the board. I will divide the students into 3 groups and give each group four labels with the written reading parts on the same page 34 and give them sometime to read meanwhile I will be numbering the four pictures on the board then I will ask them to work in group and organise the labels so they match the numbers of the pictures. Swap groups to check if we have time. A HO of the questions on page 34 will be distributed to Ss to solve it.
A HO of 4 columns will be given to Ss to mingle around asking each other: What's your name? (First column) or they can immediately write the name of the student whom they are asking. How many children do you have? (Second column) How many brothers do you have? (Third column) How many sisters do you have? (Fourth column)