In my family unit I always do a guess who style activity to get the students practicing the vocabulary. It works the same way as the Guess Who? Board game except they are talking about different types of families. I usually tell the students they have to ask at least 4 questions before trying to guess the name of their partner’s family.
Here is the activity:
A variation of this activity is to tape the family name on the back of each student, give them the list of families and have them work in pairs or walk around the classroom asking their classmates questions to figure out who they are.
What types of speaking activities do you use to practice family vocabulary?