Tasneem Mohamed Mustafa Tasneem Mohamed Mustafa

Family lesson
Elementary (Adult Students) level


In this lesson, students learn about the family members through guided discovery based on a reading text about a famous Egyptian series. The lesson starts with presenting a picture for the family in the series and let students discuss to try to guess the topic for today. Then presenting the vocabulary using visual pictures. after that there is a controlled practice activity through filling in the gaps and finally free practice via some open questions about their own families to discuss in groups.


Abc Complete handout
Abc Abd El-Ghafoor's Family

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, learners will be able to use vocabulary to talk about their own families

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of family


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

The teacher shows the learners a photo of a famous Egyptian family (in Egyptian series). Learners work in pairs and guess the topic of the lesson.

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text

Learners read short text about Abd El-Ghafoor's family. They will underline the family members that the speaker introduces in the text. (e.g. Abd El-Ghafoor - father and so on) In pairs, learners check their answers together.

Clarification/ Presentation (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, pronunciation and form (MPF) of the target language using inductive approach.

The teacher shows the student the picture of the family they have read about and elicit the word from them and asks the learners CCQs to check their understanding (Meaning using visual pictures = M) The teacher drills the words using different techniques such as: WC, grouping and individual highlighting the pronunciation, then write the word on the board to highlight phonological features as stressed syllables and so on. (P) The teacher finally highlight the part of speech (F)

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To give learners controlled practice

Learners have an exercise (complete the following sentences with the words from box) After finishing learners check their answers together. Then check the answers with the whole class.

Free Practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target in more authentic context and promote fluency.

Learners will be given 5 open questions to discuss with their partners about their own families. After that teacher gives learners language and content feedback.

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