Talking about your family

This generates a lot of talk and students are always very interested in each other’s lives.

Write down on the board some of your own (the teacher) family names. Underneath write;

A. Who is …………………..?

B. …….. is ………..’s …………….

A. ……………………………?

Students ask the teacher about the family members on the board. The teacher replies, using “B” and writing more information on the board. The student then asks one additional question about that family member — Is she married? How old is he? What does he do? etc..  Continue while stroking out already talked about family members.

Next, give the students a blank piece of paper. In 30 seconds they should write down as many family member names as possible (in their own language or script/alphabet!!!!).

Finally, in small groups or pairs, they look at each others paper and using the above language – ask about their partners family.

At the end, if time permits, get students to say one interesting thing about their partners family.  I guarantee you this recipe is very delicious!!!!

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