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1.

Warming-up activity about physical appearance descriptions (adjectives)


tall
pale
short
brown, blue,
green eyes
old
long, short hair
slim
fair, brown,
overweight, fat
black,red hair
young
curly, wavy,
years old.
straight hair
beautiful /
medium-build
pretty (woman)
medium-height
handsome (man)
medium-length
sun-tanned
*Remember: When an adjective is with a noun (hair, car, eyes...), the
position of the adjective is before the noun: long hair and not hair long.
2. Look at the pictures and try to describe them:
e.g. Shakiras hair is fair and curly or she has got fair curly hair.
Taylor Lautner

Demi Lovato

Shakira
Rupert Grint
3. Read the descriptions and write the names under the correct
pictures.
Mary has got fair curly hair.
straight dark hair.
Peter is tall.
John has got long straight hair.
Paul is fat.
straight hair.

Carol has got


Elizabeth is slim.
David is short.
Alex has got short

4. Describe your classmate using words from the previous


exercises.
5. Fill the gaps using the verb to be in Marks familys
description:

1. Warming-up activity about family members and relationships


(on the board).
Grandfather grandmother grandparents father/ Dad mother/Mum
parents wife husband - sister brother daughter son cousin
niece nephew son-in-law daughter-in-law - father-in-law motherin-law
Single married divorced engaged boyfriend girlfriend
2. ICT. Oxford University Press: Students > New English File >
Elementary > Vocabulary > f The family > crossword

READING. Describing Your Family


Jack is married to Alice. She is his wife and he is her husband. They have
got a daughter and a son. The son's name is Henry and the daughter's
name is Lisa. They live next to Alice's parents, Harry and Marjorie. Harry
is Alice's father and Marjorie is her mother. Harry is Jack's father-in-law
and Marjorie is his mother-in-law. Henry is Harry's grandson and Lisa is
Marjorie's granddaughter. Alice has got a sister and a brother. Her sister's
name is Mary and her brother's name is Frank. Frank has got two
children, David and Sherrie. Sherrie is Alice's niece and David is Alice's
nephew. Alice is their aunt and Jack is their uncle.
3. Complete the story above using the correct relationship.
Jack is married to Alice. She is his ............. and he is her................
They have got a daughter and a son. The................... name is Henry
and the ..name is Lisa.
They live next to Alice's parents, Harry and Marjorie. Harry is Alice's
father and Marjorie is her.. Harry is Jack's .................... and

Marjorie is her.................... Henry is Harrys .. and Lisa is


Marjorie's granddaughter. Alice has got a sister and a ................... Her
sister's name is Mary and her..................... name is Frank. Frank has
got two children, David and Sherrie. Sherrie is Alice's ......................
and David is Alice's ...................... Alice is their..................... and Jack
is their.........................
4. Try to make a family tree from the previous exercise.

1. Warming up about structures

AFFIRMATIVE CONTRACTED FORM


INTERROGATIVE
AFFIRMATIVE

CONTRACTED FORM
NEGATIVE

E.g.: I have got curly hair. I havent got curly hair. Have I got curly
hair?

GENITIVE CASE

It is the form used to indicate possession (i.e. ownership). It is usually


created by adding an apostrophe and s to the word: S, or just an
apostrophe,

Write down the missing sentences. Use have got.

Listening to the following conversation

1. Fill in the gaps with information from the dialogue:


Mrs Lee: Excuse me, Katherine. Is this _______ umbrella?
Katherine: Let me see. No _____s not.
Mrs. Lee: Maybe its Alice___________.
Katherine: No, _____ umbrella is different. Oh, I know.
I think its _________
Mrs. Lee: Daniel, is this ________umbrella?
Daniel: Yes, it is. Thank ou. Actually, its ____________umbrella!!!
2. Ask questions to your partner using the verb to have got and
possessive pronouns and adjectives. e.g. How many brothers have
you got?
3. Phonetics: ICT. The English alphabet.

Sociocultural aspects in Britain. What is family life like in Britain ?


Changing Values and Norms of the British Family

The family in Britain is changing. The typical British family with two
parents changed during the last 40 years. In particular there was a rise in
the number of single-person households, which increased from 18 to 29

per cent of all households between 1985 and 2009. By the year 2020,
probably there will be more single people than married people. Fifty
years ago it was socially unacceptable in Britain.
In the past, people got married and stayed married. Divorce was very
difficult, expensive and took a long time. Today, people's views on
marriage are changing. Many couples, mostly in their twenties or thirties,
live together (cohabit) without getting married. Only about 60% of these
couples will eventually get married.
In the past, people married before they had children, but now about 40%
of children in Britain are born to unmarried (cohabiting) parents. In 2005,
around a quarter of unmarried people between the ages of 16 and 59
were cohabiting in Great Britain; and they are also having children
without first being married. Before 1970 this was very unusual, but in
2007 around 23 per cent of births in the UK were from cohabiting
couples.
People are generally getting married at a later age now and many women
do not want to have children inmediately. They prefer to concentrate on
their jobs rather than have a baby until late thirties.
The number of single-parent families is increasing. This is mainly due to
more marriages ending in divorce, but some women are also choosing to
have children as lone parents without being married.
True or false:
1.

The family in Britain is not changing.

2.

In the present people get married and stay married.

3.

Divorce was very difficult, expensive and took a long time in


the past.

4.

In the past, people got married after having babies.

5.

Now about 50 % of children in Britain are born to unmarried


parents.

6.

People are generally getting married at a later age.

7.

Many women prefer to have a child rather than concentrate in


their jobs.

8.

The number of single-parent families is increasing in Britain.

.
Possessive adjectives

Click the answer button to see the correct answer.

Students fill the gaps with female and male members of the
family

PHYSICAL APPEARANCE DESCRIPTIONS


Describe your favourite singer, actor/actress, football player or
an imaginary person with physical appearance vocabylary.
e.g. My favourite actor is very handsome. He is tall and medium-build.
He has got green eyes and fair short hair. His name is..............and he
is
.............years
old.
His
most
famous
films
are....................................etc.
Match the adjective with the definition. Do not use the dictionary!
Try to guess the meaning and write down some sentences with
them.
attractive bald chubby handsome beautiful fat fit muscular
flabby tattoed scruffy gorgeous
1. A person who is good-looking (male/ female).
2. A polite way of describing someone who is a bit overweight.
3. A person who has not got hair.
4. A person who is extremely goo-looking (mainly used to describe
women).

5. Used to describe someone who has got tattoes.


6. Used to describe someone whose appearance is very untidy.
7. Someone who is very toned and has got well defined muscles.
8. A man who is extremely good-looking.
9. Very attractive (used to describe men and women).
10. Used to describe someone who does not get much exercise, with poor
muscle tone.
11. Someone who gets a lot of exercise and is very healthy. A very
attractive person.
12. A very negative way to describe someone who is overweight.
STRUCTURES
Write the correct form of to have got
Possessive or Genitive case

Complete the text with the correct forms of to be or have got.


Alejandro Amenabar (a) is a world famous film director. People
usually think he (b) ______Spanish, but he (c) _____________.
He was born in Santiago de Chile in 1972, but he now lives in
Madrid, Spain.
He (d) ___________dark brown hair and dark eyes. He
(e)________one brother.
Some of his films (f)________________ Abre los ojos, The
Others and, The Sea Inside.
Penlope Cruz, Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem (g)____________________
some actors and actresses in his films.

Fill the gaps with the correct possessive adjective

The following sentences use the verbs to be and to have got. Are
they correct or not?

1. He hasnt got a pen.

True

False

2. What time is it?


True

False
True

3. What is his name?


False

4. My mother have a

green car.

True

5. John and his wife is fat.


False
in London.

True

True
6. John has 22. He has got a big house
False

7. What

does his adress is?


8. Im not happy today.
False
True

True

False

True
9. My sister dont have any friends.

False

chair is in the kitchen

False

10. The table and the


True

False

REINFORCEMENT
FAMILY VOCABULARY
Who am I? Fill the gaps with the correct member of the family:

father

1.

My

is 64 years old. His name is

2.

My

3.

I have got a

4.

My

5.

I have got two

6.

My

is called

7.

My

is called Joe. He is married.

8.

His

is called

is 62. Her name is

Tom
.

, she is 37.
is 40. He is married with two
, too.
. She is 17 years old.

, just like my

.
9.

Do you know who I am? My name is

Describe your family as the following examples.


e.g. My fathers name is ________, he is _____ years old...
PHYSICAL APPEARANCE DESCRIPTION
Describe your favourite singer or actor/actress.

e.g. My favourite singers name is___________. He is tall and _____.


His eyes are green and his hair is ________...
Match the opposite adjectives for physical descriptions:
Thin
Short

Tall

Fat/overweight
Young
Pale
Curly hair
Long hair

Sun-tanned
Old
Short hair
Straight hair

STRUCTURES
Write down some sentences about things you and your partner
have got. e.g. I have got a red pencil, my partner has got a yellow and
black pencil...
Write down some sentences using the genitive case.
e.g. Jane / car. Janes car is yellow.
1.
2.
3.
4.

Tom / horse
Mary and Peter / house
My parents / jobs
Tina / teacher

Choose the correct verb form.


a

How old have/are you?

When have/is your birthday?

What has/is he got in his pocket?

What colour are/has got her eyes?

Have/Are you got a bicycle?

Has your sister are/got green eyes?

Match the answers to the correct questions in 3.


1
2

Her eyes are green.


I'm 1 3 years old.

_d_
_____

Yes, I have.

_____

He's got some coins.

_____

The second of September.

_____

Yes, she has.

_____

2. Fill the gaps with the correct possessive pronoun:


1.
It belongs to me, it's ___
2.
It belongs to my father, it's ___
3.
It belongs to her, it's ___
4.
It belongs to Mr. and Mrs. Smith, it's ___
5.
It belongs to me and my wife, it's ___
6.
It belongs to my mother, it's ___
7.
It belongs to him, it's ___
8.
It belongs to you, it's ___
9.
It belongs to the dog, it's ___
10.
It belongs to them, it's ___