shaimaa shaimaa

Family vocabulary; possessive 's.
Elementary. level


In this lesson students will learn how to use the possessive 's to describe the relations between family members.They will also get to learn new vocabulary about the name of each family member and the difference between the male and female. They will also listen to the correct pronunciation of the new vocabulary then drill it to better learn it.


Abc Handouts with different exercises. fill in the box, a puzzle and writing sentences.

Main Aims

  • To provide review of for the use of the possessive 's in the context of family relations.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of some new vocabulary about family members .


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

I will start my lesson by showing the students some pictures of a famous Egyptian family and try to elicit what they know about the relationship between the members of this family.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

I give the students the handouts and give them the instructions to answer the first question i will clarify the difference between the word male and female by giving them examples then ill ask them to complete the table working in pairs. I will circulate and monitor there answers trying to find out if the students are unsure about the meaning or not. I will check meaning in the feedback as i go along and will drill pronunciation.

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

On the board i will write: William is the grandson of Queen Elizabeth. i will then ask the students if they know another way to say this sentence. i will then write the possessive 's form. William is Queen Elizabeth's grandson. i will highlight that we usually use the possessive 's with people.

Clarification (3-5 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

I will clarify the meaning , form and pronunciation through examples and drilling.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

i will ask students to get to the next exercise and to look at the picture working in pairs try to guess the relationship then listen and check their ideas. ill give them another handout to do a puzzle.

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

i will ask the students to work in pairs and ask each other questions like tis. Who is your mother's father? your grandfather.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

I will divide the class into two groups and ask each group to write as many sentences as they can about the pictures using the lexis and the possessive 's they have learnt about and then check their answers and announce the winner group.

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