Abdulrahman Sayed Abdulrahman Sayed

Family’s Tradition
B1 level


The students practice speaking skill in a context of a tradition of their family.


Abc board, pictures and handouts

Main Aims

  • To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in the context of family’s traditions

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review and practice of family lexis in the context of family’s traditions


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

The teacher shows the students a video of a family gathering in a picnic. Then, he divides them into 4 groups to discuss these questions: 1- Who are these people in the video? 2- What are they doing? - They have 2 minutes to end their discussion. Each students has 30 seconds. Their presenter has 1 minutes to present his / her group output.

Useful Language (6-8 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

The teacher plays the video again to make the students figure out the the relationships between the persons in the video. - The students discuss in pairs. They have 3 minutes to finish this activity. Each pair’s presenter presents the answers and the reason of them in 3 minutes. ICQs: 1- Do you have 5 minutes to finish this activity? 2- Are you going to speak in group or in pairs? 3- How many minutes the presenter have? - The teacher clarifies some vocabulary about family members, according to how far the students remember them.

Brain Storming (6-8 minutes) • To help the students get more ideas about family traditions.

- The students discuss in 4 groups about a tradition of their family. They are going to answer this question: When do your gather and where? - They have 4 minutes to end this activity. The presenter have 2 minutes to present his groups answers ( ideas). ICQs: - Are you going to speak about your dreams or your favorite subject? - Are you going to speak in group or in pairs? - How much each presenter has? - The teacher write their ideas on the board.

Productive Task (20-30 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Each student discusses with his pair a tradition of his family. Each one should make sure that his pair spoke about these questions: •What’s the tradition? • How often does it happen? • When/Where does it happen? • Which family members are involved? • How did the tradition start? • Do you like the tradition? • Do you think the tradition will carry on in the future? - Each students has 8 minutes to speak, and he will present his/ her pair family’s tradition in 4 minutes. ICQs: - Are you going to present the main points in your or your pair answers? - Are you going to speak about a tradition of your family? - Are you going to speak in group or in pairs?

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

-The teacher write on the board the common mistakes he found in the students’ conversations. - He asks the students to correct these mistakes for themselves. - The teacher highlight the corrections.

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