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Ministry of Education.

Lesson 3: Who is in your family?

Specific objectives
The children will:

  • revise question and answer sequences from previous lessons
  • learn and practise new question and answer sequence about the family.


  • ball or bean bag
  • question and answer cards from previous lessons
  • a picture of your family (or any family)
  • booklet (RTF 852KB)


  • Write all students' names and your name in large print on the whiteboard.
  • Prepare a new question and answer card with the text "Who is in your family?" and "_____ and ________ and _____ and _______ are in my family."

Lesson sequence

  1. Begin with the song taught in lesson two.
  2. Revise question and answer sequences taught in previous lessons. Encourage students to have turns being the 'teacher' and asking the questions.
  3. Show the picture of your family and point to each family member as you talk about them. Keep your language simple, and repetitive e.g. "This is my mum. This is my dad. This is Mary."
  4. In your own booklet turn to page three and model drawing a picture of your family in the box provided. When you have finished point to each member as you did with the previous photo and name each family member. Again, keep your language simple and repetitive.
  5. Give the students their booklet and ask them to draw a picture of their family in the box provided on page three. As each student finishes their drawing ask them to name the people in their family. Either you or the student should then write the names of each person on the lines above the picture. Assist each student to read what has been written, pointing to each word.
  6. Bring the students back together and introduce the new question and answer card. Ask each student the question and help them to answer. They should have their student booklet with them to refer to.
  7. In pairs the students should practise the question and answer sequence, using their pictures for support. Allow the students to practise with every group member.

Published on: 09 Jan 2018