Цілі: вдосконалювати лексичні навички й навички вимови; вдосконалювати навички аудіювання, читання й усного мовлення; розвивати логічне мислення; виховувати відповідальне ставлення до сім’ї, а також загальну культуру учнів.
1) My grandmother’s husband is
A) my sister too
2) My mother’s grandmother is
B) my uncle
3) My brother’s sister is
C) my great grandmother
4) My daughter’s son is
D) my cousin
5) My aunt and uncle’s daughter is
E) my niece
My cousins’ father is
F) my mother-in-law
7) My wife’s mother is
G) my grandfather
8) My daughter’s brother is
H) my grandson
9) My brother’s daughter is
I) me, of course
10) My parents’ only child is
J) my son
Do ex. 1 (questions 17-21), p. 74.
3. Writing and speaking
Work in pairs
Do ex. 6, p. 78.
4. Vocabulary practice
Do ex. 1, p. 79.
5. Listening and speaking
Pre-listening. Work in pairs
Match the words and their definitions. Then listen to the text and check.
A) bringing up and educating
2) a huge rise
B) here, to provide with a home and the necessities of life
C) is the person who earns the most money in their family
4) here, to provide with a home and the necessities of life
D) is the person who is paid to look after young children while their parents are at work
E) places equipped for looking after very young children
F) when a marriage ends and the former husband and wife separate from one another
G) socialising, living together with, joining
H) managing, doing what is necessary to achieve the result you want
9) dealing with
I) a very big increase / growth (opposite to fall / decrease / decline)
10) mixing with
J) special institutions whose job is to look after children while parents are working
Key: 1 f, 2 і, 3 b, 4 j, 5 a, 6 c, 7 e, 8 d, 9 h, 10 g.
Listen to the piece of information from the Internet and say if the same situation in Ukraine appears. Do Ukrainian families face similar problems? Discuss it with your partner.
MODERN BRITISH FAMILIES
Father leaves for work in the morning after breakfast. The two children take the bus to school, and mother stays at home cooking and cleaning until father and the kids return home in the evening. This is the traditional picture of a happy family living in Britain. But is it true today? The answer is – no! The past 20 years have seen enormous changes in the lives and structures of families in Britain, and the traditional model is no longer true in many cases.
The biggest change has been caused by divorce. As many as 2 out of 3 marriages now end in divorce, leading to a situation where many children live with one parent and only see the other at weekends or holidays.
There has also been a huge rise in the number of mothers who work. The large rise in divorces has meant many women need to work to support themselves and their children. Even when there is no divorce, many families need both parents to work in order to survive. This has caused an increase in childcare facilities, though they are very expensive and can be difficult to find in many areas. In addition, women are no longer happy to stay at home raising children, and many have careers earning as much as or even more than men, the traditional breadwinners.
There has also been a sharp increase in the number of single mothers, particularly among teenagers. Many of their children grow up never knowing their fathers, and some people feel the lack of a male role model has a damaging effect on their lives.
However, these changes have not had a totally negative effect. For women, it is now much easier to have a career and good salary. >
So while the traditional model of a family may no longer be true in modern Britain, the modern family continues to raise happy, successful children.
Do ex. 2, p. 79.
There is much talk recently of increased social problems due to family breakdown. Is this true in your country?
Is divorce permitted in your culture? Is it common in your country?
Think your ideas out and write them down answering the question “Do you get on well with all of your family members?”