Mahdis Mahdis

G: Possessive’s, Whose...? V: Family
1B level


In this lesson, the students will learn about possessive 's in the context of families and they will distinguish between this and apostrophe 's. There will be examples about family realtionships. The meaning of possessive 's will be elicited and some examples will be drilled to practice the pronunciation. There will also be controlled and freer practices to use the family vocabulary and make sentences using possessive 's.


Abc Possessives Worksheet

Main Aims

  • To provide To present and practise possessive s to talk about their families or someone's property. Furthermore, they will be able to distinguish the difference between possessive s or is.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To speak in the context of families.


Ice breaking (10-15 minutes) • To get to know the students and their English level

Ask students to introduce and talk about themselves. Ask a student to come to the board and write three words that describe something in their life, and then ask other students to guess what that can be. Exp: Student A writes “pizza” Students B asks “Is your favorite food pizza?” The game goes on till everyone come to the board.

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

Doing the first exercise in the lesson

Highlighting the target language (Possessives) (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the new grammar

Pair up the students and ask them to discuss the next exercise (exercise 1b)

Focus on the possessives (10-15 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Focus students on one of the sentences and look at possessive 's and try to get some ideas from the students regarding the meaning of it and depending on the answers explain it's meaning. Also mention that they had lessons about the possesions. Explain that "We use the possessive 's to show that something belongs to someone or something." Then ask students to complete the rule according to the examples on the board. Then explain about all the rules and exceptions in Possessives (Singular and plurals, Names ect...)

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes)

Give students the Work sheet and ask them to do it individually and then discuss it in pairs.

Further language clarification (4-6 minutes)

Tell the students that the apostrophe s can be seen in the same form but with different meanings. Write on the board three sentences "Lisa's beautiful" "Lisa's got two children” and underline the 's in the sentences. They look same but are they same? Ask their ideas and explain the differences

Further Presentation of vocabulary (Family) (5-10 minutes)
Free practice (8-10 minutes) • To give students free practice about possessives using the vocabulary.

If time allows, students will then be asked to draw their own family tree. They then tell their partner about their family and that student has to draw the other person's family tree. Students can do the exercise with other partners when finished. Teacher will monitor for any errors and conduct delayed error correction on board if necessary.

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