This is a brilliant lesson based on the first episode of the first season of Modern Family series; it aims to develop students’ understanding of relationships within a family. The vocabulary this lesson aims to reinforce includes the following: stepmother, mother-in-law, step-uncle, among other commonly used words (mother, cousin, etc). The second part of the lesson pre-teaches students new vocabulary students will come across in the episode ( banister, cream puff, etc).
The lesson is dynamic and fun, it develops learners’ speaking and listening skills, as well as the ability to extract specific information and share personal points of view (questionnaires).
The episode is available on AMAZON VIDEO The series highlights a few very important issues of modern life, such as step-parents, same sex relationships and relationships between siblings.
There are 2 links in the presentation to the Quizlet vocabulary flashcards, which greatly enhance students’ experience.
The worksheet summarises learning and contains comprehension questions.
Lesson duration 90-120 minutes
It is a great resource for entry level ESOL students which helps students remember the main parts of an informal email/letter. It includes an sorting exercise on differentiation between the features of formal and informal letters and a freer practice activity, where learners write a paragraph to follow the given introduction to the email.
The materials include a PowerPoint presentation and a sorting exercise cut-up worksheet. I have also included a lesson plan as a bonus feature.
This resource aims to help students review exam specific questions, such as ordering words in alphabetical order, differentiation between features of the main types of texts ( formal letter, website, article, leaflet), and synonym substitution, use of apostrophe (possessive case and shortenings).
The lesson can also be used to prepare students for their writing exam as the units of exams are closely knit.
The worksheet is a sorting activity, where students work in groups and sort out features of different text types into 4 categories according to the text type.
There are 2 links to interactive resources within the presentation: Kahoot - apostrophe use and Quizlet- synonym substitution.
My students really appreciated this revision lesson and felt it boosted their confidence
The lesson is 60 minutes long.