Published on February 24, 2008
HOME LIFE: HOME LIFE English 12 Unit 1: Content:: Content: Guiding questions Lead in Activate Study Practice Post-speaking Guiding questions:: Guiding questions: How do families affect individuals or their members? How does each member contribute to his or her family? Lead in:Look at these picture below and then answer the questions:: Lead in:Look at these picture below and then answer the questions: What are the differences between the two pictures in terms of Number of people present Number of generations Who they are. Lead in:: Lead in: Extended family Nuclear family Lead in:: Lead in: Patterns of family have diversified considerably. Nowadays we have: Extended family Nuclear family Single parent family Childless family Others Lead in: : Lead in: Definitions: Nuclear family: the mother, father, sisters, and brothers. Extended family: the family members of a nuclear and grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and in-laws. Lead in:: Lead in: Single parent family: only one parent and children Childless family: couples living together without any child Lead in:: Lead in: Whichever kind of family it can be, there are advantages and disadvantages. → In your opinions, what do you like or hate most when you are with your family and when you are not? Activate: Work in pairs to fill in the chart: Activate: Work in pairs to fill in the chart Privacy is disturbed. Responsibility of supporting family is not shared. Grandparents, their children and grandparents live happily. Housework is not much. Responsibility can be shared, housework is more easy. Parents have condition to care for their children. Activate:: Activate: Here are some suggestions from your friends Study:: Study: How can we express our agreement and disagreement about somebody’s ideas or opinions? Some suggestions from students: Study: Some useful phrases:: Study: Some useful phrases: Agreement: Yes, that’s right. I think so. I agree entirely/ completely. I suppose it’s/ you’re right. That’s exactly what I think. I couldn’t agree more. That’s a good point. Sure. Disagreement: I’m not sure I can agree. I may be wrong, but… I don’t think so, because… I’m afraid that I don’t agree because… Well, you have the point there, but… I couldn’t agree less. Study:: Study: Whenever you disagree with someone, even they are those you know well, be sure to do that POLITELY, and give the REASONS. Some expressions to state your opinions: I think… If you ask me… The point is… In my opinion… You know what I think, I think that… Practice:: Practice: Work in groups of three. With your partners, choose one of the statement below and use the aforementioned expressions to discuss it : There are more and more single-parent families nowadays. Husbands and wives should share equal housework. Men are expected to support their families while women can choose whether to work or not. Mothers play a more important role in bringing up children than fathers do. The more children in a family the merrier. Practice: Some words and phrases: Practice: Some words and phrases Birth control Women’s liberation Generation gap Loneliness Burden Household appliances Household chores Work flextime Standard of living Tolerance Earn money “Bread-winner” Maternal Paternal Share responsibility Practice:: Practice: Come back to the questions raised in the beginning. Discuss them, using the technique of agreeing and disagreeing. State your own opinions after all these discussions. Post-speaking: Listen to the song and fill in the blanks: Post-speaking: Listen to the song and fill in the blanks Back when I was a _____ , before life removed all the innocence My father would lift me _____ and dance with my mother and me and then Spin me around 'til I fell asleep Then up the ______ he would carry me And I knew for sure I was loved If I could get another ________ , another walk, another dance with him I'd play a song that would never, ever end How I'd love, love, love To dance with my father again When I and my mother would _________ To get my way, I would run from her to him He'd make me laugh just to ________ me Then finally make me do just what my mama said Later that night when I was asleep He left a dollar under my sheet Never dreamed that he would be _______ from me child ? high stairs chance disagree comfort gone ? ? ? ? ? ? Post-speaking: Listen to the song and fill in the blanks: Post-speaking: Listen to the song and fill in the blanks If I could steal one final______ , one final step, one final dance with him I'd play a song that would never, ever end 'Cause I'd love, love, love To dance with my father again Sometimes I'd listen outside her _______ And I'd hear how my mother cried for him I pray for her even more than me I pray for her even more than me I know I'm _______ for much too much But could you send back the _____ man she loved I know you don't do it usually But dear Lord she's _________ To dance with my father again Every night I fall asleep and this is all I ever________ glance door praying dying dream only ? ? ? ? ? ? Slide20: THAT’S ALL FOR TODAY WISH YOU ALL HAPPINESS!