Topic: Family ESL Lesson Plan (Intermediate)

ESL/EFL Level: Intermediate
Lesson Topic: Changes in family structures and marriage as an institution
Skill Focus: Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary
Approximate Class Time: 1.75 hours
Lesson Plan Download: Topic-Family-Intermediate-28022012.doc
Lesson Overview:

  • The reading passage discusses changes in the traditional (nuclear) family structure, summarizes some social trends related to marriage in the UK, and presents the view that love-based marriage has weakened the family as an institution.
  • The lesson also includes a focus on the names of different relatives, a list of family-related scenarios for discussion, and a roleplay on handling an aging parent.
  • All lessons come with warm-up questions, comprehension questions, a vocabulary section, and discussion questions.

Family ESL Lesson Plan: Warm-up (Pair Work)

Study a lesson about families.

1) What is the best environment to raise a family in (e.g. apartment, village, etc)?
2) What was the worst thing you did as a child? Did you get caught?
3) Is there anything funny or different about your family?
4) Does someone in your family maintain a family tree? How far back can you trace your family history?

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9 comments on “Topic: Family ESL Lesson Plan (Intermediate)

  1. David Knox (Posted on 10-17-2012 at 06:38) Reply

    What is the ideal amount of children to have? –> What is the ideal number of children to have?

    1. mb Post author (Posted on 10-17-2012 at 10:43) Reply


  2. Kirsty (Posted on 3-5-2013 at 01:41) Reply

    Great lesson plan.

  3. Fernando (Posted on 7-24-2014 at 05:32) Reply

    It is interesting lesson plan.

  4. Elvina (Posted on 8-1-2014 at 02:46) Reply

    That's a great lesson plan. Thanks a lot!

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  6. Shanu (Posted on 8-19-2017 at 06:58) Reply

    So nice the lesson plan is very well formulated

  7. adelveys1982 (Posted on 11-26-2020 at 01:35) Reply

    thank you very much!i love it

  8. Luisa Pardo (Posted on 9-27-2021 at 09:14) Reply

    I thinks, This information is very important. The families learn about some words because it isn’t use.

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