My Family and I
Family is perhaps the single most influence on a child’s life. Our students depend on their family for protection and to provide their daily needs. Children thrive when their parents are able to actively promote their growth and development. In this topic students will learn to describe their own families (how many people, basic physical descriptions and personality traits). They will also consider the importance of the family unit and discuss if there is such a thing as the perfect family.
Lesson 1 : Family Members
Lesson 2 : Who's in the Family?
Lesson 3 : Describing my Family
Lesson 4 : Family Tree
Lesson 5 : The UK Royal Family
Lesson 6: Perfect Family?
The lesson begins by introducing a famous family to he students. Jay Chou and his wife have two children and are both very successful in their respective careers. Students are asked to think about the fact that although they have a lot of money, how much time will the children spend with their parents? This leads to the title of the lesson which is to consider is there such a thing as a 'perfect family'.
Listening Dictation Activity
Students will listen to two recordings; the first recording is a student from the UK talking about her family, and the second is a student from Taiwan talking (in English) about his family.
The students should listen to each recording three times and write the words that they hear into the blanks on the worksheet.
After each recording the teacher can use the PPT to reveal and check the answers with the students and, more importantly, explain to the students how the paragraph is structured to include a start, middle and end.