Beyhan Ince Arslan Beyhan Ince Arslan

TP 3
Beginner level


In this lesson students will learn about how to talk about their families. They will be learning how to use possessives, pertaining especially to family. For example, "she is my mother, her job is being a doctor". "her sister is my aunt"


Abc Smart board
Abc Answer key
Abc HO
Abc New Headway 4th Edition Beginner Student book, Oxford University Press
Abc New Headway 4th Edition Beginner Teachers book, Oxford University Press
Abc Smart board
Abc Recording 4.6
Abc Family Picture Slide

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of family

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide detailed and specific information listening practice using a text about family in the context of talking about family


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

*Ask students "What is a family?" "Who is in a family?" *Play family hangman with students.

Highlighting (5-7 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

*Show picture of my own family. *Explain to students who is who. Ex. This is my mother, she is 55 years old, she is a business owner. This is my brother, he is 16 years old, he is a student. *Go over pronouns - possessive *Write and go over on the board

Reviewing (8-10 minutes) • To review questions we have went over in previous lessons

*Ss will work in pairs. *Ss will listen to track 4.6 - Students will listen for personal information about Elena's family. * Ex. 1 - Ss will get a handout that is folded in half. Students will be instructed not to open the fold. The top half will have a table, with some information missing, they will have to fill in the table according to what they hear on the recording. They will have to fill in information such as Elena's brothers age and his job. Elena's mothers name, age and job etc. *Ss will get a chance to re-listen if needed. *Answer will get checked with partners, using an answer key.

Controlled Practice (10-12 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

*Show picture of my family again *Ask "who is this" "what is her/his job?" etc. *Students will now open the hand out. They will work in pairs to complete ex. 2 on hand out containing fill in the blank questions such as "Oscar is ________ brother" * Pair check answers with answer key *Students will now work alone, they will have blank space with lines to write information about their own families. *Student will work in pairs to practice speaking about their families, they will ask each other, "what is your mothers name, how old is she, what is her job" etc.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

*Students will work in groups to play "find-someone-who" *They will work all together as a class. They will get to mingle, they will ask each other questions such as "do you have a brother". *Students will continue to work like this until everybody has a chance to find someone to ask questions to *After this activity, students will be asked questions such as "Filiz, what's Abdullah's mothers name?" "How old is she" "what is her job" *Review on board (delayed feedback)

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