Review and Practice Vocabulary of Family, Reading Practice
The main aim is to review and practice vocabulary of family members
The subsidary aim is to practice reading skills, both for the gist and for details, in a reading task about families
Procedure (37-54 minutes)
SS are divided in 2 groups of 8-10 people. Titles of 3-4 famous TV series are written on the WB. Each groups is given a folder containing TV SERIES CARDS, pictures of 20 characters from the TV series (these caracters are related). Each group matches the pictures with the corresponding TV series title. Feedback is provided as WC. Use the biggest family (or the most known by the students) to elicit the word ‘family’ and a few other simple family words. ‘Look at all these people. Are they friends? Are they colleagues? They are a .. ’
Pass out Handout1. SS complete Ex1 in Handout1 and check in pairs. Show TP3 presentation slide 1, SS correct the exercise at the WB. Show slides 2-3-4, SS complete the diagram at the WB. Elicit the words male and female using matching. Explain male and female symbols. ‘Your mother and your father are your parents. Who is the female parents? Who is the male parent?’ Use CCQs to check meaning ‘Am I female? Yes, I am. Are you male?..’ SS complete Handout1 exercise2, check in pairs and then WC. Show slide 5 and practice pronunciation by modeling and drilling.
Pass out Handout2. SS complete Handout2 Ex1 and check in pairs and WC -- Speaking activity -- SS work in pairs and ask each other the questions contained in Handout2 Ex2. After 2 min change pairs. The pair activity is converted into a group activity ‘find someone who’.
Introduce the topic of the reading task and pre-teach vocabulary in reading task (enemies, death, revenge, jealousy) using a matching exercise. SS work in small groups and try to match the names with the images. Explain vocabulary using examples, gestures, synonyms/antonyms. Clarify meaning with CCQs
Project slide 11 and comment family trees. Pass out Handout3 SS read the task to match the story with the family trees. SS check in pairs and feedback is provided as whole class.
SS read the task again to complete exercise 2. SS check in pairs and feedback is provided as whole class.
SS Draw their family tree and describe it to the other SS, who have to draw it.