Lesson Plan Theme: Family and Friends

On this page, you will find lessons plans relating to "Family and Friends".

Young Learners

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My Family

Target Language: Family vocabulary, possessive adjectives, present continuous.
Description: Students put labels on a family tree diagram and learn words for relatives. A drawing activity helps them with possessive adjectives and at the end, they speak about what different members of their family are doing now.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL7


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And This Is My Father

Target Language: Family relationships vocabulary, soft & hard 'c' sounds: /k/ & /s/.
Description: The focus of this lesson is the vocabulary of family relationships: brother, uncle, niece, etc. After an opener based on famous people's lesser-known relatives, the students learn familial vocabulary, then do some work on /k/ and /s/ phonemes. The lesson closes with a fast-paced speaking game based on the students' families.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0V1


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My Sister Sue

Target Language: Personal description vocabulary, vocabulary records.
Description: Descriptive vocabulary for describing hair, eyes, clothes, personality, etc. A brief reminder about good vocabulary keeping methods before students work on common errors and finally describe family members to their classmates.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1V2
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What Do You Get For Christmas?

Target Language: Different uses of the verb 'get'.
Description: A reading introduces a typical English family and their typical Christmas, with a vocabulary focus on the different uses of the verb 'get'. A couple of speaking activities give your students ample opportunity to practice and the lesson finishes with a memory game.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1V6
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Write To Me!

Target Language: Letter writing, review of elementary grammar.
Description: Some basic letter writing and organising skills are taught, focusing on paragraph content and ordering too. Another letter is used for an error-correction exercise to review this level's grammar.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1W1
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Please Write Soon

Target Language: Giving personal information, conjunctions, writing to a pen pal.
Description: Students write sentences about themselves, learn how to connect them using conjunctions and then respond to a fictional pen pal e-mail.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1W2
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Target Language: Writing to a pen friend about yourself, present simple.
Description: Your students have found an interesting person to write to on a pen friend website. They read through Jenny's e-mail and put together their first response. Quick review of elementary grammar included.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1W4


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So Do I!

Target Language: So \ Neither do I.
Description: Using a reading of a dialogue and a speaking activity to help with this important part of spoken English and a quick way to agree with someone. Useful revision of auxiliary verbs too.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G11
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What Happened?

Target Language: Present Perfect, Past Simple, "just".
Description: Using the marker "just" to talk about the recent past with the use of the present perfect.
Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G13
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Best Friends

Target Language: Talking about friends and friendship.
Description: Talking about friends and what makes good friends. Some vocabulary and dictionary work and the lesson ends with a "moral dilemmas" speaking activity. The listening consists of two friends completing a friendship survey.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2L6
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Old Friends

Target Language: Talking about old photos and friends.
Description: Students are first invited to talk about (and possibly show) old family photographs and talk about how much they use a camera and how they use photos. The listening is a conversation between two friends and discuss all the people shown in a particular photo. Lesson finishes with a memory game.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2L10
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What's Your Brother Like?

Target Language: Personal adjectives, like/is like.
Description: Crossword and vocabulary exercises based around positive/negative adjectives to describe people. Grammar focus: using "like" as verb and preposition.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2V4


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You've Changed!

Target Language: Using present perfect to describe changes.
Description: Students talk about and describe people they know well and, after listening to a conversation between two friends who chat about how their lives have changed, talk about how their family and friends have changed.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3L1
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The Box Of Tricks

Story Involves: Family, hobbies, bereavement.
Plot: A man takes up photography as a way of distracting himself after the loss of his wife. He enters a local photography competition while, at home, his sisters-in-law can't understand his absence and his children try to understand his actions.
Duration: 80 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4R9
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Parents And Kids

Target Language: Vocabulary expressing anger.
Description: Emotions run high in this lesson as the generation gap is explored for the emotions it causes. Teenager/Parent role play gives students good speaking practice. There are quite marked differences between the US and UK versions of this lesson.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4V5

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