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Family words- Possessive 's
Beginner level


In this lesson, students will be aware of family words and they will learn how to use possessive 's.


Abc sentence completion
Abc Gap-fill hand outs

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice 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


Warm-up (8-10 minutes) • review adjectives

part 1 the students are shown three pictures and then they are asked to come up with as many adjectives as they could for the pictures part 2 each student will be given 7 pictures and they will ask each other to make sentences based on the pictures. example: A: what is this? B: this is an old car

Contextualization (2-3 minutes) • Put the students in the context of family

student will be given pictures. They will read and listen to cooper family.

Highlighting the target language (13-14 minutes) • to draw attention to target language through a guiding task and eliciting. Highlighting the pronunciation and the form

The teacher will show a set of pictures about his own family members and will ask the students to guess the relationship. Each family word is illustrated via one picture.

Language practice (5-7 minutes) • Controlled practice of the family words

The students will be given an exercise to work on. then they will be asked to check their answers in pair. The answer key will be revealed through a listening activity

Feedback stage (1-2 minutes) • To give students feedback

The teacher gives feedback with respect to the exercise

Contextualization (1-2 minutes) • Building the context for possessive 's

The teacher walks and accidentally drops his wallet. the students, presumably, will shout 'your wallet'.

Target language (2-3 minutes) • Introducing the target language via a set of sentences

After the students shout 'your wallet', the teacher writes down the below sentences on the board and drills them: This wallet is for Ali = This is Ali's wallet

Highlighting the target language and clarifying the target language (4-5 minutes) • To highlight the target language through eliciting and clarifying the meaning and the form

The teacher then goes on asking questions to elicit the form and the meaning. the teacher helps the students defines the form of the target language. for instance, the students will come up with the fact that we always have a noun after possessive 's not an adjective.

Language practice (4-5 minutes) • To have a controlled practice of target language

The teacher gives students an exercise to practice the target language.They do the exercise alone and then are asked to check the answers in pairs

Feedback stage (1-2 minutes) • To give students feedback

The teacher gives students feedback with respect to the exercise

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