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4. Family 15+

Posted in Course Plan A1, Teen Beginner, Themes

Background

Some of our students have lost some of their family members. The teacher needs to take this into consideration when tackling this lesson.
It is good to know the numbers from 1-40 before studying this lesson. Link: Numbers
A1.2. links are for students who know a little English already.
To learn any specific vocabulary, see Basic Vocabulary

Warm-Up

Sister Sledge - We Are Family (Official Music Video) - YouTube

Sister Sledge – We Are Family (Official Music Video) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/uyGY2NfYpeEWatch the official music video for Sister Sledge’s timeless smash hit “We Are Family” from the album “We Are Family”

 

Vocabulary

ESL Family Lesson - YouTube

ESL Family Lesson – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/R48I1im9XUkESL Family: Easy vocabulary photo lesson on families for ESL, EFL, EL Civics and TESOL students.

Family Vocabulary - YouTube

Family Vocabulary – YouTube (1:32) https://youtu.be/AvRMTgm42HgVideo for beginners and elementary students. Watch, listen and read the words on the screen

People and Relationships - ESL Gold

A1.2. People and Relationships – ESL Goldhttp://eslgold.com/vocabulary/people_relationships/A word list with plurals and relationships. ESL Gold is dedicated to being the fastest and easiest way to learn English as a Second Language online.

 

Focus on Form

 

Viewing

People in the Street - ESL - Family and Age - Beginners - YouTube

People in the Street – ESL – Family and Age – Beginners – YouTube (2:18) https://youtu.be/X01t_ao3ZZAVideo do practice yes or no question about brothers and sisters and how old.

Family and Friends: Introducing Family - YouTube

Family and Friends: Introducing Family – YouTube (2:24)https://youtu.be/ySdiO9ovt70For ESL students at ISSofBC: There is a lesson for this video on the ISSofBC Student Website at http://issbc.org/janis-esl/introfamily-2018/story_html5.html.

English Vocabulary for Family Members - Improve your Vocabulary - YouTube

A1.2. English Vocabulary for Family Members – Improve your Vocabulary – YouTube  (2:48)https://youtu.be/Bj01pRLjjNILearn British English idioms, phrases, expressions, and vocabulary. We Are Family.

Fun English Lesson 3 -Family - YouTube

A1.2. Fun English Lesson 3 -Family – YouTube (5:13) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OogniMZFyw4Learn to talk about your family in English. You will learn the vocabulary to talk about your aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.

 

Listening

Family Relationships

A1.2. Family Relationshiphttp://www.esl-lab.com/family1/fam1.htmWhat five questions could you ask someone about his or her family?

 

Speaking

ESL Gold - Start learning English as a second language today!

ESL Gold – Start learning English as a second language today!http://www.eslgold.com/speaking/talking_about_family.htmlESLGold.com is the fastest and easiest way to learn English as a second language online. Listen and repeat the sentences as many times as you need

Students ask each other about their family trees. Write some questions on the board, e.g. Is this your…, How old is your…, What’s his/her name?

Lesson Plans

Hanna's Story

Hanna’s Storyhttp://www.reepworld.org/englishpractice/family/hanna/index.htmWatch, listen, practise, and review + an interactive lifeskill

Introductions and the Family Links

Introductions and the Family Linkshttp://www.web-esl.com/pages/intro.htmlStudents look at four pictures of women and then listen to sentences describing them. You can follow this plan about families for several lessons. 1:1 or IWB.

A.1.2. Newaz' Story

A.1.2. Newaz’ Storyhttp://www.reepworld.org/englishpractice/family/newaz/index.htmWatch, listen, practise, and review + an interactive lifeskill

 

Reading

Learn English Online - Lesson 43 - English Families

Learn English Online – Lesson 43 – English Familieshttp://www.learn-english-online.org/Lesson43/Lesson43.htmIntroducing your family. Use this as a handout for students who can dramatise an introduction of family members

 

Worksheets

Family Relations Worksheets

Family Relations Worksheetshttp://bogglesworldesl.com/family_relations.htmCommunication Activity: Family Tree Information Gap This information gap has an A sheet and a B sheet for students to work in pairs and figure out Jack’s family tree.

English vocabulary - Family / relations / relatives - ESL activities | ELTbase.com

English vocabulary – Family / relations / relatives – ESL activities | ELTbase.comhttps://www.eltbase.com/vtr_refs.php?id=356Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as…. Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.

 

Project

Lesson Family tree This is my familyBasic, Basic Vocabulary - YouTube (2:20)

Lesson Family tree This is my familyBasic, Basic Vocabulary – YouTube (2:20)https://youtu.be/TC6XYeDjyvYThe members introduce themselves in a family tree. Have the students draw their own family trees

 

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