Unit 4 Family
Beginner level


In this lesson, students will learn about family vocabulary. Students will practice asking and answering questions with the possessive "'s". Students will be able to listen and identify different familial roles.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of family lexis in the context of family

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about family lexis in the context of family


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To activate student schemata.

T will show slide 1, a picture of his own family. Sts will discuss and see what kind of language they can produce.

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

T will put up a slide 2 of an empty family tree, using T's own family as an example. Sts will use their prior knowledge to try and identify TL, example, "mother, father, son, parents, etc.". FB: T will hand board markers to sts who will then fill in the missing spaces with the TL, along with other vocabulary sts might have missed. T will model pronunciation and stress.

Teach (15-25 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

Step 1: T will divide class into groups of 3 or 4 by dividing sts, ex. "apple, banana, orange, apple....". Sts will then stand up and study their family trees that are hanging along the walls. Sts will be given cutouts of the target language and the names of the characters pictured on their family trees, example, "'Bart, Brother', Lisa, Daughter', 'Marge, Wife', Homer, Father', etc.". Step 2: T hands out WS 2. Sts fill out what they already know from their respective family tree. T calls out "orange!" to raise their hands. T tells "orange" sts to cycle clockwise and help their new group with WS 2. T calls out "apple!" to raise their hand. T tells "apple" to cycle counterclockwise and apple will help their new group with WS 2. T will monitor st progress.

Test #2 Listening (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again by listening and completing sentences.

T will put up Slide 3 showing the family tree from Ex 4, Unit 4, Pg 25. T will then hand out WS 1. Sts will look at the family tree and complete WS 1 with the correct answer. FB: Sts will peer check their work. T will then play listening track 4.4, sts will listen for the correct answers T then shows Slide 4. Sts see the corrections. T models correct forms.

Free practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students the opportunity to share their family trees with others.

T will show slide 5. T will model and write the questions in the blank bubbles on the slide. T will choose one of the family trees from the previous GW. T will point and elicit, "Who's this?" Sts should answer, "'He's Bart's sister.', 'She's Marge's daughter.', He's Homer's son.'" Sts will then do this with their family tree. T will monitor progress.

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