Reading and speaking
Procedure (41-49 minutes)
Put the class in groups of 3-4. Lead ss to discovery of new vocab by giving them the task of matching the words to the pictures and distribute HO-1 for ss to perform the task and learn.
Put the ss into groups of 4-5. Ask them to match the words to the pictures in the family tree and give them HO-2. For answer key make ss come to the WB and paste the cards where they belong in the tree. The family tree will be on the WB.
This reading is in the form of a family album webpage. The text is captions introducing the people in the Murphy family's photo archive. Give HO-3. Ask the ss to look at the pictures. Ask, What can you see in the photos? What are they? Ask the ss to read the text again and answer the questions. Let ss check their answers in pairs. Answer key on the WB .
Divide the class into small groups of 3-4 ss. Ask the the ss to look at the words at the bottom of the page and then find them and circle them in the block of letters below. You may demo this to make the instruction easier. Give one HO-4 per group. Provide the answer key to each separate group.
Put the ss in pairs and tell them act out the questions and answers HO-5. 1. Do you have brothers and sisters? 2. Yes, I have (one sister). 1. How old is your (sister/brother)? 2. My sister/brother is (22). 1. Is your (sister/brother) a doctor? What is (his/her) job? 2. My brother isn’t a doctor. He’s a (policeman). 1. Do you live with your parents? 2. Yes, I live with my mother and my father. 1. Are you married or single? 2. I’m (married/single). 1. What’s your (wife’s/husband’s) name? 2. My (wife’s) name is ... 1. Do you have any children? How many children do you have? 2. Yes, I have (two) children. (One) son and (one) daughter. Check ss performance by visiting the pairs and listening in for a while. Distribute your attention equally among the pairs.
Divide the ss into small groups to form imaginary families. When two groups meet they introduce their classmates as family members and talk about themselves using real names . Demo this activity after forming the groups.
Play hangman on the WB with the whole class as a team. Write spaces for the letters of one of the words you taught on the WB and make the ss try to spell the word correctly. Suggested words: husband, grandmother, cousin, uncle, wife, brother.