Maram Maram

vocabulary/ Family Members
Elementary adults level


outcomes: By the end of the lesson, students will be able to: • Identify family members using appropriate vocabulary • Describe their families using appropriate vocabulary • Create a family tree using appropriate vocabulary. * write a story about their family members.


Abc Whiteboard- pictures –Flashcards- Worksheets.

Main Aims

  • To provide Learners with vocabulary that are used to describe members of their families and their relations

Subsidiary Aims

  • Students will create a family tree of their own and write about them.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

* The teacher shows the students a family picture (pic1) and a family tree picture (pic2) to set the context for them, “I live alone now, but when I was a kid I lived in a big house, with my parents, we all have 2 parents, right? my father’s name is (male name) and my mother is called (female name),I have a brother is called(male name) he has a girl and a boy, and I have sisters (female name) she has 2 boys. In Christmas, we all gather in our house. Sometimes my grandparents came too.”

Exposure (2-3 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

* The teacher uses concept check questions(ccqs) to deliver the meaning. “What can you see in pic 1?” “Do you think the people in the picture related/know each other?” “when you were a child, you lived with your parents? *the teacher then shows pic2 to students “what can you see in the picture?” “Picture 1 and 2 are related to each other, in what way in your opinion?” “what do you think the roots, leaves and branches represent? “what do you think a family tree consist of?”

Highlighting (2-3 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

*After the teacher elicited answers from students, he/she introduces the marker sentence “Family is a group of people related by blood.” **and pre-teaches some key vocabulary *Vocabulary introduced: • Father • Mother • Sibling • Brother • Sister • Aunt • Uncle • Cousin • Grandfather • Grandmother

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

* The teacher then focuses on each word’s meaning, usage and pronunciation, while drilling chorally and then individually Word Meaning Part of speech Pronunciation Father Male parent Noun /ˈfɑːðə(r)/ Mother Female parent Noun /ˈmʌðə(r)/ Sibling One that has the same parents as you. Noun /ˈsɪblɪŋ/ Brother Male sibling Noun /ˈbrʌðə(r)/ Sister Female sibling Noun /ˈsɪstə(r)/ Grandfather Noun /ˈɡræn(d)ˌfɑːðə(r)/ Grandmother Noun /ˈɡræn(d)ˌmʌðə(r)/ Aunt father’s/mother’s sister Noun /ɑːnt/ Uncle Father’s/mother’s brother. Noun /ˈʌŋk(ə)l/ Cousin Uncle’s/aunt’s sister/brother Noun /ˈkʌz(ə)n/

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

* The teacher shows students flash cards with an arrow pointing at a specific family member, then each students will answer *Aim: To give controlled oral practice in identifying family members. *Mode of interaction: T-SSS (teacher to students). Where the teacher is the organizer.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

*The teacher handout worksheets where they are asked to write the appropriate family member word under each picture. *Aim: To give controlled written practice on using the appropriate family members vocabulary. *Mode of interaction: T-SSS (Teacher to students) when the teacher give instructions (S) where each student work individually.

Free Practice (15-20 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Production stage: *Free practice: *Teacher writes on the board “My Family” and asks students to write a story about their family members individually. *Aim: To give freer written practice on writing about family members using the appropriate vocabulary. *Mode of interaction: T-SSS when the teacher gives instructions/ (S) where students write their stories individually.

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