Reading on Topic: Family
Upper Intermediate level
To provide scan and detailed reading practice using 3 short personal essays on the topic of family and family relationships. Target language adjectives of emotions and feelings are used in the context of Family.
To provide students practice speaking about past experiences in the context of relationships with their parents
Procedure (29-47 minutes)
1. Teacher introduces topic and her/his family by writing family member names on the WB. 2. T invites Ststo ask questions about her family and gives an example questions or two. "How old is your brother xxx? What is your father's name? 3. PW with students creating list of family names and discussion relationships.
1. Bring out HO and show FAMILY lesson pages 14 & 15. 2. Follow Reading 1 activity a) b) c) 3. C - Pair with Partner - HO slips with adjectives (no prepositions) and one speaks about a time when he/she had that feeling about one of his/her parents.
1. HO page 15. 2. Introduce the 3 teenagers by holding the paper in front and pointing to each teenager by name (put a copy facing students and one facing teacher so that you can read out loud with 'attitude' and or emotional expression the short blurbs/bios. 3. Instruct students to read short story about parents. 4. Instruct students to then think about which teenager he/she would LEAST like to be. (follow Reading 2)
1. Students to form 3 groups 2. Stand up with page 14 in hand, turn over page 15 (hide from easy sight) 3. One person in each group reads aloud 3 sentences and all guess which teenager the sentences are referring to.
1. Students can look at pg 15 and review text. 2. Students work individually on No. 4 before checking answers with the class.
1. Pair with partner to discuss understanding of being embarrassed and understanding the expression "she wanted the ground to open up and swallow her" 2. Monitor pairs and assist with expression, comfort level with sharing something embarrassing or offer another adjective to talk about, for example, What are you most proud of about your mother? Father? Brother? Sister?