Siblings or Strangers?

General English, Speaking Lessons
B1 Intermediate
Modals, Must/ Might/ Can't
Grammar, Speaking
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Siblings or Strangers? | General English

Lesson Description

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! In this lesson, students will discuss appearances and relationships. This lesson features a video of a TV show host who challenges his audience members to guess the affiliation of different people on the street based on their looks. Students will learn and practice modals of deduction and vocabulary relating to this topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adult and teenage learners.

Lesson Objectives

  • To discuss appearances and relationships

  • To learn and review modals of deduction

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Watch random people being interviewed on the street to see if you can guess who is who. Are they a couple, siblings, or strangers? Sometimes it is not easy to tell!

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

sibling [noun]: a brother or sister
stubble [noun]: the short hair on a man’s chin
awkward [adjective]: causing embarrassment or inconvenience; uncomfortable
get itchy feet [idiom]: to develop a strong urge to travel or move from place to place
a gut feeling [idiom]: an inner feeling or instinct
zip your lip [idiom]: do not say anything
see eye to eye [idiom]: to agree with someone
be all ears [idiom]: to listen carefully
have a green thumb [idiom]: to be good at gardening
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