Leah Dow Leah Dow

8.12.14--F2F Activity 3B Ex. 7-12: "Our grandchildren"
A1 level


In this lesson, students will learn to talk about their families as well as how to listen and what to listen for when hearing about others' families. Additionally, students will learn about subject pronounces and possessive adjectives. There will also be a quick review of verbs and nouns. Finally, students will combine what they have learned in the previous lessons as they will discuss their families and their ages, their jobs and marital status.


Abc 8.12 TP3 3bEx10 Material
Abc 8.12 TP3 3bEx7 and 3bEx8 Material
Abc 8.08 TP 2 Material 7 Ex 2d10
Abc Ex 9 Handout

Main Aims

  • To provide students with the skills to listen for specific information in the context of family as well as to teach students how to discuss their families.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of subject pronounces and possessive adjectives in the context of family


Review (2-3 minutes) • To review content from lesson just before

T hands out material 1, asks sts about 7a picture: "Who are these people? Who are the people in this picture?" "These are Kevin and Anne's grandparents, from earlier in the lesson." Ask sts what they know about Kevin and Anne from last lesson.

Stage 1: Exercise 7 (3-5 minutes) • To revew vocabulary of grandparents/granchildren, etc

T will ask students to say the names: "grandfather, granddaughter, grandchildren." T will instruct students to complete the table. While they are completing it, T will write table on WB. Have sts check in pairs. T will ask CCQ: "What is my mother's father called? What is my father's father's called?" "In English, the names are the same." Once table is filled out, go through and pronounce once more.

Stage 2: Exercise 8 (5-8 minutes) • To listen for information about other people's families

T will instruct sts to follow along with R3.9. Since listening for gist, do not play recording twice for this section. After sts are done putting the people in order, T will have them list the names in order. T will write names on WB and write 1-5 next to appropriate people. Then, T will have them listen to R3.9 again to answer the questions listed. Instruct sts to answer questions in "She is," or "he is." If necessary, repeat recording. Have sts pair to check answers, then have them come up to the WB to write out the answers.

Stage 3 Exercise 9 (2-3 minutes) • To review grammar with subject pronouns and possessive adjectives

T will write "Subject Pronouns and Possessive Adjectives" on WB. T will then write the first sentence on 9a on the WB ____ Mary and this is Sid, ____my husband." etc. T will hand out ex for 9a. While students fill out sentences and table, T writes table on WB. Sts pair up to check answers, then come up and fill out table one by one.

Stage 4 (1-2 minutes) • To review nouns/verbs

T will write "be" "sister" family listen read dog on WB one by one and have them verbally say whether they are a noun or verb. Point out that YOU and YOUR are both singular and plural Also point out that verbs in English always need a subject. "It's my bag" (in black ink) (Is my bag)

Stage 5: Exercise 10 (2-3 minutes) • To review pronouns and possessives

T will hand out material for ex 10 and instruct sts to cycle the correct word. T will have them check with a partner and then say aloud the correct answer.

Stage 6: Exercise 11 & 12 (10-15 minutes) • To practice speaking about families

T will write names of family members on and ask them who are these people. Get sts to elicit words such as brother, sister, grandmother, grandpa. Have students write down 5-6 names of their own family members and instruct sts to pair off and talk about the people in their families. Encourage them to identify who they are, how old they are, what they do for a job, where they live. Have sts write down information about three of the people their partner talks about. Lastly, have sts mingle in order to encourage speaking.

Stage 7 (5-10 minutes) • To review speaking and listening of people's families

T will have sts write on the WB and read aloud a few of the sentences they have written. T will then address a few mistakes they heard wile monitoring and address.

Stage 8 (5-8 minutes) • To identify family members in a picture

If still have time, pass out picture from end of lesson 2. Have students go through and identify who are grandparents and grandchildren. Have them work in pairs. Have students write "…. is a grandfather/grandmother." Or "…. is a grandson/granddaughter."

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