Muhammad Ganji Muhammad Ganji

Speaking session on funny family stories
Intermediate - B1 level


In this session, students are going to discuss their family stories together, hear some funny stories and learn some idioms. They will have a number of activities to experience different situations in order to speak. T will provide ss with papers and pictures to help them get engaged.


Abc Pictures
Abc Video clip
Abc Board
Abc White rope
Abc Stapler
Abc Small papers including questions
Abc Masks
Abc Idiom list

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Conversation and discussion in the context of Family

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a Discussion in the context of Family


Warmer/lead in - Engagement (5-9 minutes) • Build up rapport , To engage ss into the lesson and make them familiar with the topic and prepare them to talk

T will smile and enters the class T will greet ss and asks about their feelings T will try to show ss sone pictures of himself to engaged them into the topic T will ask ss to think about their family members and decide which one do they love more and why? T will get ss mingle around and ask each other's ideas about family members

Study (6-9 minutes) • To provide ss with the details of related topic

T will attach some new idioms out of class, and will ask ss to have run-dictation activity, pick a pen, run out of class and memorize as many idioms as they can, then write them on their notebooks. Then T will ask ss to share their notebooks together and share idioms they've learnt. And T will ask them to come to the board to write 3 of them on the board.

Activation (25-27 minutes) • To put information into practice, make ss have some sort of speaking activities

Controlled: T will give ss some small pieces of papers including some questions, then they have 1 minute to think about that question, after that they have to mingle around and talk to as many as ss they can. Then T will ask them about different answers they heard and CL will share ideas. Semi-Controlled: T will hang the rope, give each s a picture and a stapler, they have to sit on the ground in front of each other, hang pictures with staplers, the other partner should not see the paper, then that person should have story narration, narrating the picture's story for his/her partner, then the partner should guess the picture and it's theme and situation. Freer: T will ask ss to make 2 rings, inner and outer, playing music, and stop it, then they have to talk about one of their family members for the person standing in front of them. After that T will play music again and two rings will move again and this will be done again. As a home work, T will ask ss to bring a picture of their family members, describing him/her, then bring that description to the class. Other ss should guess who is this person

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