Unit 3: Birthday, How old are you?


  • This ESL kids lesson will teach kids how to ask questions about age and give information about themselves relating to their age.
  • The question format ‘How old..?’ is emphasized as a means of knowing the age of a person or thing.

Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps

birthday video lesson

1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

birthday game

2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The game reviews key vocabulary, grammar and sentences from the lessons. This game can be played on any device.

birthday test

3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.

Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'Birthday'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

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Lesson Story:

It’s Freddie’s birthday and he has invited his friends, Bob and Sally to his party. Mom has made a beautiful cake with six candles on them. The kids put on their party hats and sit around the table. A conversation about age begins.


 Numbers 1-10, old, almost, four, six, you, she, years

Key Sentences

  • Are you six years old, Freddie?
  • Yes, I am.
  • How old are you, Bob?
  • I'm almost six.
  • How old is Lisa?
  • She's four.
  • You are four.

This lesson is part of the Level 1 English course.

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