The Family : CONTENTS





(Updated on 04/05/2016)





  • Taking Flight - a lesson plan
    "This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Taking Flight by Brandon Oldenberg for Mooonbot Studios and the themes of childhood games, grandparents and grandchildren. Students watch a short film, predict a story, retell a story, discuss the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren, and discuss a short film."

    Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
    Time: 90 minutes



  • Families - with audio
    Flashcards / Learn / Speller / Test / Scatter / Gravity
    Created by Jannien (pron. Jeannine) JOLAIN (Ac. Poitiers)

  • Penelope in the Treehouse - a lesson plan
    "This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film by Disney and the theme of families.
    In the lesson students watch but don’t hear the start of a short film, decide what is happening and what the characters are saying, predict the rest of the story and write a story."

    Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
    Time: 90 minutes



  • China ends one-child policy (November 01, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "China has ended its decades-long one-child policy to allow all couples to have two children."

  • A new perspective for moms - a lesson
    "This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Steven Furtick and the theme of mothers and children.
    Students speak about mothers and children, watch a short film and use adjectives and expressions to describe character."

    Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
    Time: 90 minutes


  • La famille (the family) - Memovoc
    Equipe de conception : Anne Delaby et Hélène de Morel.

  • FATHER AND SON - a lesson
    This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short film titled Jordan and Norvin directed by Matt Bieler which documents the true story of the relationship between a father and son. Students practise using binomials, listen to the short film and write down the transcript, predict and write a narrative, watch the film and talk about different relationships.
    Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
    Time: 90 minutes


  • The Croods: Possessive ('s) - a lesson
    "I simply love this family, The Croods. The movie is awesome and it is wonderful to talk about family.
    I used their family tree to practice the use of possessives ('s)."


  • Back to the Future
    "This lesson plan is designed around a photo project called Back to the Future by Irina Werning and a short film about the project by Jamie Jessett.
    Students describe a cherished photo, compare photos, old photos and recreated photos, watch a short film and write an email."

    Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
    Time: 90 minutes

    Topic: Old photos, memories and emotions


  • July 27 - Parents' Day - Lesson plan (

  • Haiti and its strength : past present and future
    "Les documents qui suivent font partie d’une recherche  que j’appelle le Positive Piece of News Project..."

    (Marie André-Milesi -

    A tour of an orphanage in Haiti
    "God's Littlest Angels is an American-run Christian mission set up in 1994 in the hills above Port au Prince to look after Haitian orphans and match them with adoptive families.
    The earthquake meant they received many more children.
    Melissa Friesen, who has volunteered there for the last year, gave a tour."


  • Grandparents Increase Risk of Obesity in Children - a lesson plan with AUDIO


  • Séquence : Meet Kevin's Family - Niveau 6ème
    "Dans cette exploitation, nous nous sommes efforcés de mettre en relief des stratégies d'apprentissage et d'évaluation de la compréhension orale qui soient transférables à d'autres supports.
    Il s'agit d'un dialogue extrait de la méthode Step in de 6ème intitulé Kevin's Family qui est accompagné d'une image.
    Les principales capacités visées dans notre exploitation sont relatives à l'anticipation, au repérage du connu et des mots accentués, à la mise en relation des différents éléments et à l'inférence...
    La totalité des activités proposées dans cette séquence relève des niveaux A1/A2 tels qu'ils sont définis dans le Cadre Européen Commun de Référence."


  • Parents tried to sell baby on eBay - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    (Breaking News English)


  • Ten Great Activities for Grandparents Day - observed on second Sunday in September
    (Education World)

  • GrandParents Resource Page - Grandparent's Day: Sept 10
    Lesson Plans - Worksheets - Clipart & Images - Other Resources


  • Everest wedding - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    with "a news article, listening (MP3 file), communication activities, pair work, discussion, reading and vocabulary exercises." (

  • Family relationships - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis (esl-lab) with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.
  • family members
    In this lesson, students learn how to talk about the Simpsons using vocabulary for family members.
    The lesson assumes a basic knowledge of the verb ‘be’ and the verb "have". The exercises are very easy.
    Pupils have to fill in the gaps using vocabulary for family members and they have to read sentences and guess who it is.
    Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)
  • Forced Marriage (Upper Intermediate A1-B1)
    "Pupils will talk about the problem of forced marriage in Britain,"
    listen to an interview with a British police officer and create their own dialogues."




  • My Family - a webquest
    Description: "This webquest is a first grade unit that focuses on family traditions, and what a family means to the student personally. This unit will incorporate social studies, language arts, reading, writing, computer use, parental involvement, and visual arts. In the end, the students will realize that ever family is different."
    Grade Level: K-2 
    Keywords: Family, traditions, community


  • Family Time - a webquest
    Description: "Families are important. We all have a special place in our family. This web quest will show you just where you fit into your family. You will look at the many different parts of your family, talk about the different roles that people in your family play, as well as, practice English grammar. You will do some practice work with sound endings in 2 syllable words, vowel pairs -oa and -ow. Finally, you will create a family tree of your very own to share with the members of your family!" 
    Grade Level: K-2 
    Keywords: family, feelings, verbs, sound endings, vowel pairs -oa -ow, family tree 
  • WebQuest: Children and Families - from theNational Portrait Gallery (
    "WebQuests offer interactive resources for schools from nine national museums.
    Compare our lives with those of children in the past - KS1 History.This WebQuest covers the following topics:
    • children
    • historical families
    • past."