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CHECK OUT: A FAMILY TREE Orientation You will make a family tree of your own family or an invented family. You will then present your family.

Preparation Decide if you want to do this task about your own family or an invented family.

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If you do this task about your own family, ask your (grand)parents what they know about their relatives. Go through old photo albums and select some good photos (old and new!) of as many family members as you can.

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If you do this task about an invented family, browse through newspapers, magazines, etc. to find good photographs.

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Put the most suitable photos on a blank piece of paper: – Make a family tree or a collage of photos and write the names of your ‘relatives’ (real or fake) under each photo. – Match the names of your relatives with the correct vocabulary: mother, sister, stepbrother, etc.

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Write a text (about 100 words) in which you introduce your (real or invented) family. – Describe the looks of four family members in a few lines. Write about their hair, eyes, height, build and special features. – Use correct grammar and vocabulary: possessive adjectives, possessive pronouns, to have (got), etc.

WRITING

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Present your family to your group or the entire class.

SPEAKING

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While you are listening to your classmates’ presentations fill in the listening grid you will get.

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Reflection 8

Check your task by filling in the checklist.

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Checklist: a family tree

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1 Preparation • I asked family members for photos or I browsed newspapers and magazines for photos.

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2 Content and structure • I made a family tree or collage. • I wrote the names under each photo. • I described 4 family members and their looks. 3 Language • I used the correct vocabulary to describe family relations. • I used possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns correctly. • I used ‘to have (got)’ correctly. • I used correct spelling and punctuation. Feedback

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