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The Modern Family

The Modern Family

Students use family vocabulary to complete a family tree. A jigsaw speaking exercise where each student has one piece of the puzzle.

Level:  Elementary

Topic:  Family

Grammar:  Present simple

Time:  30 minutes

Preparation

  • Make one copy of the Handout for each student.
  • Make one copy of the Conversation Cards, and cut into 16 sentence strips.
  • Make one copy of the Key for the teacher.

Procedure

1

Give each student the handout.

2

Explain to the students that they need to find out the identity of each person in the family on the handout.

3

Give each student one clue (one sentence strip from the conversation cards), and ask the students to write the information on their handout.

4

Collect the clues back.

5

The students need to talk to each person in the room to get clues about the family tree. Their task is to complete the handout.


Sample Question:

What do you know about the Family Tree?

6

The student who finishes first and has the correct information is the winner.

Notes:

Stress the importance of students relaying their original clue to prevent incorrect information from being transferred.

Extended Practice

Afterwards, go over each clue, and draw the family tree on the board.

Printable Worksheets

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Handout
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Key
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