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Gr 3_SEM1_Wk 6
Grade 3 level


Students learn how to ask and say their age and the age of others


Obkmwc21ruuiotm2d8ps howoldppt ppt

Main Aims

  • By the end of this lesson kids should be able to ask each other how old their pets are and answer

Subsidiary Aims

  • Games, moving around, making English fun!


context (4-6 minutes) • Get students excited about telling their age.

Intro topic "Today we're going to talk about how old we are!" Start by telling the class how old you are (write it up on the board). Ask kids their age (or do, "stand up if you're 8 years old")

vocab (8-10 minutes) • Enable students to ask and tell the ages of others

Kids are probably familiar with "How old are you/I am... years old." Try to elicit "How old is [someone]?" Show the slides and at each one try to elicit the question from the students first. (If the slideshow is running the picture will pop up first, the question when you click once, and the answer when you click again.) Let students guess the age - in full sentences! e.g. "Snow White is twenty years old." before you give them the right answer (she's 14. Did you know that? I didn't.)

controlled practice (10-14 minutes) • Students practice forming questions about age

This is a game. Split kids into teams of 5-6 kids each. Come up with several characters (for example, you, your mom, your dad, your sister, your brother, your aunt, your uncle). Each of them has an age the students don't know. The goal is to put them in order. Teams ask you one at a time one question about one of the characters (e.g. how old is your mom?) This way they should gather enough information to put them in order. The team to do this first wins. If you have a lot of time and want to challenge the kids, teach them "more than" and "less than" and only allow yes/no questions!

free practice (10-12 minutes) • Let them use the language among themselves

Kids fill out a survey to find the oldest and youngest, and who has the oldest and youngest siblings (you might have to briefly teach "oldest" and "youngest"). DEMO first. Get a group of kids to come up and fill it out question at a time (pick kids from around the room for this so they don't end up actually being in the same group). There is also a demo in the last slide. Give out the survey to each of your groups of kids. They will have to fill it in by asking each other the age of their brothers and sisters.

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