Amal Amal

When's your birthday?
A1 level


In this lesson, students will learn about months and dates. The lesson is based on a variety of activities, games and audios. The lesson will start by giving students clues and ICQs to check what they already know and what they don't.


Abc F2F Starter Student's book
Abc audio R8.11
Abc audio R8.9
Abc audio R8.8
Abc google image
Abc Ex.3 pg.66
Abc Game

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of months and dates in the context of birthday

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation, games in the context of when's your birthday?


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Teacher will write numbers on the board "365/12/30,31" and asks students to stand up and let them discuss what the numbers represent? And do they have a meaning?

Pre-Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the video and make it accessible

Teacher asks students "What does the man in the video say?" Give them clues: + when's your birthday? or : what's your birthday? + 22 of February or : 22nd of February 8 or 8th? Teacher asks students if they know other months: + If they do give them a chart and tell them to complete it in groups + If they don't let them listen to the audio R8.8 and repeat. Next, students will listen to the audio R8.9 and they say what they notice. For example,"numbers end with /th/ sound"

While-Listening (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information listening tasks

In pairs, students listen again to audio R8.11. They keep the same questions and they change the answer. For example, one of the students asks "what day is it today?" The teacher says"It's Wednesday".

While-Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference listening tasks

Teacher brings chocolate in a box. Students are supposed to make a circle and everyone asks the other when is your birthday the one next to you says it is on November the 3rd, for example. Student takes a chocolate and passes it to his partner.

Post-Listening (5-8 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

the last task for students is to ask them to right on a piece of paper what did they like what what they don't without writing down their names. Students give 3 positive ideas they liked and negative ideas that they didn't like, what they understand and what they don't during the lesson. The feedback writing paper has to be done every month to see what is missing in the session and to try to fix problems that students are complaining of.

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