Lessons 12-14 Learn to talk about your sister or brother
An only child
To look alike
How lucky you are!
… , right?
1. Look and say if these brothers and/or sisters look alike.
Red-haired brown-eyed dark-haired
Example: These brothers look alike. They are red-haired.
2. Listen and repeat.
ARE YOU SLEEPING?
Are you sleeping,
Are you sleeping?
Morning bells are ringing, Morning bells are ringing, Ding-ding-dong, Ding-ding-dong.
/I/ – morning, ding, ringing
/ŋ/ – sleeping, dong, ding, morning, ringing
3. Look, match and say what these children look like.
Twin brothers dark-haired blue-eyed
An only child to look alike
Example: These are twin-brothers. They look alike.
4. Listen and role-play.
BIG BROTHER JOHN
Susan: I say, John, have you got any brothers or sisters?
John: Sure. I have got one brother and two twin sisters.
My brother is five and my sisters are only two.
Susan: How lucky you are. So you are big Brother John.
Do you look alike?
John: Yes, we are all fair-haired and blue-eyed.
Susan: Do you like to play with them?
John: Of course, I do. We often play hide-and-seek
Together. You haven’t got any brothers or sisters, right?
Susan: Yes, I am an only child in the family. But I have got a lot of friends. We have a good time together.
Have you got any brothers or sisters? I haven’t got any brothers or sisters.
5. Talk with a friend about your brothers and/or sisters. Use:
On your own: Take your sister’s/brother’s photos and write what they look like.
6. Look and guess who is who in John’s family.
7. Read and say what the children in John’s family look like.
I have got a friend. His name is John. He is a nice, good-looking boy. John is not an only child in the family. He has got one brother and two twin sisters. John is eight years old, his brother is five and his sisters are only two. So my friend is Big Brother John.
All the children in the family are good-looking. His twin sisters look very much alike. They are fair-haired and blue-eyed. But the brothers do not look alike: John is fair-haired and his brother is red-haired.
John adores his brother and sisters. He likes to play with them.
8. Answer the questions about John, his brother and sisters.
1. Is John an only child in the family?
2. How many sisters has he got?
3. Who is red-haired in his family?
4. Are John’s twin sisters blue-eyed or brown-eyed?
5. The children are good-looking, aren’t they?
9. Talk with friends about your brothers and/or sisters. Use:
I have got… .
He/she is… and… .
He/she is… years old.
My… and I look/do not look alike.
I adore… .
I like to… with… .
We often… together.
10. Write about your brother and/or sister in your family album. Use:
How much alike?
Do it yourself! Make your brother’s/sister’s page for your family album.