Content: U7, fun with language
To reinforce understanding of the meaning of relationship terms through a vocabulary grouping task.
Steps 1. warm up
a. sing a song on P42 b. read the rhyme on P43. c. quick reaction
T: father’s father, who’s he? P: grandpa.
T: who’s a man/lady/boy/girl?
P: father, grandpa/mother/ brother /sister. T: what is Jiamin / Janet referred to? P: He/She.
1. fun with language.
a. let ps. look at P1, and tell what they should do, then they will finish it, require
them write down the pronouns he and she under the corresponding words. b. Let ps. look at a family picture, and learn to introduce the persons on it. e.g., This man is my father.
This _____ is my _____.
Ps. will begin to introduce their own family pictures like the sample. Invite some to show and introduce their pictures.
c. *ask ps. to look at the pictures in P3 on page 41. help pupils to understand
that the 10 pictures should be looked at as two rows of five pictures.
*Ask ps. to look at Li Hao and Li Ying. Encourage ps. to look for the physical similarities between the two people, such as the shape of their glasses, and of their faces. Conclude by saying Li Hao is Li Ying’s father. Ask ps. to repeat the sentence.
*Explain to pupils that each person in the first row is related to one person in the second row in a certain way. Let them to find out who is related to whom. Invite some ps. to present their answers to the class.
d. * ask ps. to look at the family tree on page41. introduce the term family tree. * ask ps. to find Jiamin in the family tree. show them, ask ps. how to read the
other names in the family tree.
* start with the left-hand side of the family tree. point to Jiamin and his father,
Chen Xhenxin. ask who's Chen Zhenxin? guide ps. to say (He's) Chen Jiamin's father.
* point to Chen Guoqing. ask who's Chen Guoqing? show ps. that there are
now two ways to answer the question: (He's Chen Zhenxin's father. or (He's) Chen Jiamin's grandpa.
* repeat the above steps with right-hand side of the family tree.
* pick up any one of the four adults at random, and ask who that adult is. ps.
will answer accordingly.
* this time, it is the form of pairwork and P1 will pick a picture and ask the
question for P2 to answer.
* make a similar family tree on the board. use another set of names for the
people, and write the names on the board in the list. start with the child at the bottom of the family tree. state a relationship (e.g., John is Ben's grandpa.) ps. listen and put the name they hear at the correct position on the family tree.
* children will have a pair-work, P1 will pick a picture and ask the question
for P2 to answer.
he she This man is my father. grandpa grandma --- This ___ is my _____. father mother dad mum Who's Li Hao? man lady --- Li Hao is Li Ying's father. boy girl