Possessive s English Lesson Plan - My family

Possessive ‘s, s’ – A2 English Lesson Plan – Family Members

Lesson goals: At the end of this English lesson, the students should learn and be able to use vocabulary identifying the different members of the family. They will be able to recognize and use –s’, and –‘s in order to indicate possession.
Target Grammar: Possessive ‘s, s’
Target Vocabulary: Family Members


PRESENTATION

1. Put the conversations in order.

  1. /___Mum: Tommy, are your father’s keys in the kitchen?
  2. /___Tommy: OK. Do you need anything else?
  3. /___Mum: No, one is your brother’s. Anyway, give me both.
  4. /___ Tommy: I see two keychains here. Are they both dad’s?
  5. /___ Mum: Yes, please get me your sister’s laptop and my bag.

  1. /___ David: Of course I am. What should I do?
  2. /___ Alex: Well, call his name. He will not be afraid of you, and we’ll get him home later.
  3. /___ David: Look, that’s my cousin’s dog, Rex! Why is he alone on the street?
  4. /___ Alex: Are you sure he’s your cousin’s?

  1. /___ Rie: Thank you! What about your parents? What were they wearing?
  2. /___ Lana: Sure, next time I’ll bring my parents’ wedding album.
  3. /___ Rie: Will you show me a picture?
  4. /___ Lana: Wow, your mom’s kimono is nice!
  5. /___ Rie: This is a picture from my parents’ wedding.
  6. /___ Lana: My dad was wearing a black tuxedo, and my mom’s dress was an amazingly beautiful white gown.

2. Write down the missing word or definition.

example: aunt: your mother’s (father’s) sister

cousin:__________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________: your mother’s or father’s mother


_______________________________________________your mother’s or father’s father


______________________________________________________your mother’s brother


sister:__________________________________________________________________________


brother:________________________________________________________________________

GRAMAR BOX

When we want to show that something belongs to somebody we use:

-‘s or  -s’
We use –‘s for singular, and –s’ for plural.


for example:   my sister’s cat (1 sister) my sisters’ cats (many sisters)
your friend’s car (1 friend) your friends’ cars (many friends)



PRACTICE:

1. Listen to text and fill in the gaps with words from the box.

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friend | policeman | house | brother | mother’s | animals

Hi, my name is Mia, and I am 12 years-old. My ________________ name is Ana. She is 40 years-old. My father’s name is Alexander and he is a _________________. He is 45 years-old. We live in a big _________________ close to the beach. We have a dog, and her name is Terra. My mother’s favorite __________________ are cats and that is why we have two cats. The cats’ names are Tiny and Bella. I also have an older _________________________ who doesn’t live with us. My brother’s hamster Danny does, and he is my best__________________.

2. Answer the following questions.

  1. What is Mia’s mother’s name?
    _____________________________________________________________________   
  2. How old is Mia’s mother?

    _____________________________________________________________________
  3. Are the cats’ names Tiny and Bella?

    _____________________________________________________________________
  4. Who is Mia’s best friend?

    _____________________________________________________________________
  5. What does the girl’s father do?

    _____________________________________________________________________
  6. Does Mia’s older brother live in the family house at the beach?

    _____________________________________________________________________

3. Make questions for the following answers.

  1. The hamster’s name is Danny.

    _____________________________________________________________________
  2. Mia’s mother’s favorite animals are cats. 

    _____________________________________________________________________
  3. The dog’s name is Terra.

    _____________________________________________________________________
  4. Danny, the hamster is her best friend.

    _____________________________________________________________________
  5. He is Mia’s brother’s pet.

    _____________________________________________________________________
  6. Mia’s father is 45 years-old.

    _____________________________________________________________________

4. Replace the strike-through words.

My mother’s sister ______________ is on vacation with her son and daughter. When they are in town, they visit us very often. I love to play with my aunt’s son ____________ and daughter, they are very nice.

My father’s father ______________  likes fishing and cooking. When we visit him with my father’s brother _____________, he always cooks something nice for dinner.

I like spending time with my father’s father and mother ____________, because they always read the best bed-time stories, and let me help in the kitchen. Sometimes my father’s mother____________ says that I make a mess, but when I grow up I will be a very good cook, just like my father’s father ____________.

PRODUCTION

1. Interview your classmates about their families.

2. Draw a family tree of your family.

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