Shaaban Othman Shaaban Othman

Vocabulary Lesson
Starters level


In this lesson, students will learn about vocabulary related to family in the context of family relationships using possessive ('s). The lesson will start with a lead-in activity to set a context to introduce vocabulary items to students before moving to form and pronunciation. The lesson ends with the students' practice of the TL using possessive ('s) followed by a feedback.


Abc family photo 2

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and use of vocabulary related to family (e.g, father, mother, parents, sister, brother, children, husband, wife, son, daughter

Subsidiary Aims

  • Ss pronounce vocabulary related to family properly.


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

. Show students a picture of a family. . Point to the picture. . Ss say ' family' . Point to each one in the picture to get Ss say ' father', 'mother', 'brother' , and 'sister'

Test #1 (10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

. Ss work in pairs to complete the table in activity 2 with family related vocabulary. . Teacher monitors students to know what family related vocabulary they need to learn.

Teach (15 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

. Give feedback to students. . Introduce the target language to the students using the photo on page 24. . Write the words on the board. . Ss listen to CD1, track 58 . Ss repeat chorally and individually. . Ss use word stress . Ss read and listen to the Cooper family, track 57

Test #2 (5 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

. In pairs, Students do activity 3 to choose the correct words. . Monitor the pairs to give help when necessary. . Give feedback

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

. Highlight the possessive 's in the sentences in activity 3 . Ss listen to sentences in activity 3. . Ss do activity 6 to make sentences. . Ss make their own family trees and exchange them. . Ss use the family trees to talk about each other using the target language.

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