My Family House – Free ESL Lesson Plan

Learn more about your students with this fun speaking lesson. Our new ESL Lesson Plan teaches students to use the present simple to talk about a family house. With lots of picture prompts and new vocabulary, this is an engaging and interactive lesson that will increase your student’s confidence. The lesson is designed for Level B1 (pre-intermediate).

When should you teach the My Family House lesson?

One of the best ways to personalize your ESL lessons is to encourage students to talk about themselves. This lesson is perfect for group or individual ESL lessons, and will create conversations about different types of houses. The lesson is suitable for pre-intermediate students (B1 on the CEFR scale), and can be taught to children, teenagers and adults.

Our ESL lesson library also includes a vocabulary lesson covering vocabulary around typical features of a city, which would compliment this lesson well. Standard and Premium subscribers can search V11.1 – In The City in the lesson library.

How to teach this lesson about My Family House

To help students speak about their houses, this lesson includes many photos and new terms. First, the student sees a slide with images only. The next slide then shows the same images with suggested vocabulary. We recommend that for each set, you encourage the student to talk about each image, and then offer the vocabulary, without asking the student to memorize it. We included images and vocabulary to encourage the student, rather than force them to learn new lexical items here.

The teacher notes offer a lot of additional questions and prompts, to encourage the student to speak even more. You can access the teacher notes for free by signing up for a free Off2Class account.

What Comes Next?

We know teaching the English language to new learners can be tricky. Therefore, we offer a wide selection of resources, training and content to help you succeed. Our Youtube channel is packed with useful tutorials!

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  • Pearl Barends says:

    September 12, 2022 at 7:11 am

    Good day, this is extremely helpful and a real time saver.
    I would like to see more Advanced and CAE lessons.

    Thanks for all the assistance.

    Kind regards,

    • Nathan Martin says:

      September 13, 2022 at 12:17 pm

      Glad that you found it useful!

  • Ta says:

    May 25, 2023 at 4:09 am

    I found this a great resource to use with visiting students who I knew little about. The opportunity to read, write and speak was available for all the participants as well as allowing for some limited listening from the teacher

    • Christine Chan says:

      May 25, 2023 at 1:05 pm

      Thank you, we’re so glad you’ve found our lesson plans helpful!

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