Family Tree
Elementary level


In this lesson students learn about family members. The lesson will start with T and Ss showing their family members' pictures or telling their names and a small chat about family members. This is followed by T showing pictures of a famous soup opera family. With this pictures T will demonstrate a family tree exploiting Ss' background information. Finally Ss will pin their family members to a tree and whole class will make sentences out of tree.


Main Aims

  • To elicit family volcabulary and provide the lacking ones.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice the pronounce and provide fluency on family vocabulary.
  • To practic reading and speaking on the topic.


Warmer / Lead in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage Ss

T will start to talk about her family, about their daily routines and family members. T - S asking Ss about their family members, married or single, kids, parents etc.

Gist Speaking (7-10 minutes) • To expose the gist of the lesson and elicit background information.

T will show the pictures of a famous soup opera family and starts to form the family tree with the Ss' instructions like "A is married to B and C is their son" Clarify the relationship between family members eliciting target vocabulary.

Vocabulary awareness (7-9 minutes) • To drill the pronounce, meaning and usage

exercise with the HO in groups, drilling the new vocabulary

Reading and Vocabulary Practice (3-5 minutes) • To check the learing processes and detect deficits

exercise with the HO in pairs.

Listening (3-5 minutes) • To check the answers of HO and clearify mistakes

T plays the audio, Ss check their answers in pairs. T can play a second time, if necessary.

Interactive Practice (10-15 minutes) • To check the level of teaching success

T hangs a family tree to the WB, hands out blank papers and asks for volunteers to demonstrate their family tree. Then T asks questions about relations between these family members referring the current tree.

If Time Activity (7-10 minutes) • To give detailed iformation about family relations

T will give information about further vocabulary like "step...." and "...in law" and practice prononciation

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