Ahmed Maher Ahmed Maher

Ages/Family- How old are you?
A1 (Beginner ) U 4A page 32 and 33 level


In this lesson, students will review the numbers (21 - 101),match the numbers to the words, pronounce them, and ask and answer about ages. They will practice the TL through listening and speaking exercises.


Abc Straightforward’ Beginner Teacher's Book L.Clanfield, Macmillan, 2007
Abc Straight forward’ Beginner student book L.Clanfield, Macmillan, 2007
Abc visuals
Abc CD Player
Abc Handouts

Main Aims

  • Functional language for asking/answering about ages, numbers 21-100

Subsidiary Aims

  • Listening, speaking


Warmer/ Lead in (5-7 minutes) • Introducing the theme : the age of people and things

First. I pronounce the numbers from 10 to on hundred . Then, I ask students to stand up, and I give each student a number 10, 20, 30 to 100, and I ask them to count for example 10 numbers above his number. Stick the pictures of seven people and things on the board 1- Erdogan 2- Julia Roberts 3-PC 4- David Beckham 5- Brad Pitt 6-TV 7-Smart Phones Put students in groups to match the people and things to numbers. For example , I think Julia is 30. No, she is 40

Test before you teach (3-5 minutes) • to gauge students' prior knowledge of the target languge

Ask students to write down 3 numbers between 21 and 101 that are important to them . Ask students to tell the class why they are important.

Vocabulary (5-7 minutes) • to learn numbers from 21 to 101

Play the recording. Students listen and repeat the numbers. If they are familiar with numbers. I divide the students in pairs and give them numbers from 20 to 100 to write in letters. Ask students to match words to numbers. Do the first as an example. Let them check their answers in pairs Play the recording. students listen, check their answers and repeat Pairwork. Students dictate numbers to each other

Pronunciation (5-7 minutes) • Word Stress

Play the recording. Students listen to the numbers Play the recording again. Students listen and repeat. Drill the number round the . Make sure you stress the long -teen sound and the first syllable in the numbers that end with shorter -ty . Ask students to repeat orally and individually. Pairwork. Students practice saying the numbers individually.

Listening (5-7 minutes) • Students hear 4 short conversations in different situations in which people reveal the ages

Ask students to look at the pictures. Ask, What can you see? Where are they? What are they saying? Play the recording. Students. Students listen and match conversations to pictures. Let students check their answers in pairs. You can play the recording for the second time if the students are not sure.

Functional Language (3-5 minutes) • Talking about age

Play the recording. Students read and listen Play the recording again. Students repeat.You could use the pictures of people and things to ask about the age using he/she/it/they

Grammar (5 minutes) • It/ they

Students read the text and replace the underlined words. Do The first as the text as an example . let them compare their answers with a partner. Play the recording. Students listen and check. Pairwork. Students practice reading out the texts with the correct pronouns.

Speaking (5-7 minutes) • Talking about age. Vocabulary: numbers 21 - 101

Pair work. Questionnaire Photocopy one worksheet for each pair. Explain to students that they are going to complete a questionnaire and then interview their partner. Sts complete the Me column of the questionnaire. When they have finished doing, they guess the answers their partners might make and complete the the partner ? column , They mustn't let their partner see the answers they have written. When they have finished doing this, they write write their partner's name in the partner column and then interview their partner.

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