Asli Asli

Teaching Practice 1
Elementary level


In this lesson, Ss will learn about possessive 's. They will see the difference between possessive 's, contracted form of has and contracted form of is, in the context of families.They will ask Qs and answers each other's Qs to practice. Then, they will listen a short listening text about family members for gist and specific information. And finally, they will talk about their own families with their peers.


Main Aims

  • To provide Ss with clarification / review and practice of possessive ‘s in the context of families and to help Ss distinguish between this and apostrophe ‘s in contractions.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give Ss practice in listening for gist and specific information To give Ss practice in family vocabulary


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • Review what they've learnt in the previous lesson and engage students

Elicit a few sentences about relationships between people in the family tree. (p.16) - Who is Tom? - How many children have Tom and Lisa got? - Who is Max? - How many grandchildren have Bill and Pat got? - How many granddaughters have Bill and Pat got? Remind the Ss how many is always plural. Ask them what is common with the words after how many?

Exposure (4-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text

Get the Ss correct the sentences on ex. 5. The Ss need to check the reading text if they don't remember the answers. Peer check. Feedback

Highlighting (5-8 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Focus one of the sentences from ex. 5: Sally is Anna's daughter. Write the sentence on the board. Highlight 's. Ask the Ss what does 's mean? Is it is? Or is it has? Elicit answers. Write the sentences on the board: Sally is Anna is daughter. Sally is Anna has daughter. Do these sentences look correct? No. Who is Sally's mother? Anna Then tell the Ss 's is a possessive. Give two examples with is and has. 1. Sally is a student. Sally's a student. 2. Sally has got a daughter. Sally's got a daughter.

Clarification (5-6 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Sally is Anna's daughter. Meaning: In this sentence, 's is used to express Sally belongs to Anna. Sally is her (Anna's) daughter. Anna is Sally's mother. CCQ Who is Anna? Sally's mother. Has Anna got a daughter? Yes. What's Anna's daughter's name? Sally. Form: noun + 's Anna's This structure is referred to as possessive. 's is a determiner here. 's come after a noun to show smt is belong to the noun in the sentence. After a plural noun (ends with s) we don't put s. Ex. Classrooms' doors. Pronunciation: Sally is Anna's daughter. Sentence stressed is placed on Anna's. References: Cambridge Dictionary

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

Face2Face, Work Book, p: 12, ex. 4a and 4b Handout the worksheets, ask the Ss work individually and then check their answers with their partners. Feedback.

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-6 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Face2Face Students' Book, p:17, ex. 9a Look at the pictures. Who are the people? Talk with your pair. Ex: 'I think this is Kate's brother Max'. Monitor.

First listening (3-5 minutes) • Listen for gist information

Get the Ss listen (Face2Face Students' Book, p.17, ex. 9b) and check if their guesses were correct.Get them talk to their peers. Feedback.

Second Listening (6-8 minutes) • Listen for specific information

Get the Ss choose the correct answers and circle them on p.17, 9c (Face2Face Students' Book). Get them listen the text again and check their answers. Feedback.

Semi controlled speaking activity (5-6 minutes) • Give the Ss a chance to practice speaking of the target language

Get them make a list of 5 people from their family. Ask them to put their name on the list too. Get them ask Qs to their peers about the people on their list. Write some Qs on the board: 1. Who is ------- ? 2. Is he / she married? 3. How many children / grandchildren / daughters/ ---- has he got? Monitor Take notes of errors Feedback: Ask them what they've learnt about their peer's family?

If time... • Get to Ss practice more about the target language

Put some incorrect sentences on the board and get the Ss correct them. 1. How many children has Pat and Bill got? 2. Who is David has aunt? 3. How many brother has he got? 4. How many sisters have she got? 5. Megan is Terry wife. Answers: 1. How many children have Pat and Bill got? 2. Who is David's aunt? 3. How many brothers has he got? 4. How many sisters has she got? 5. Megan is Terry's wife.

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