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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Welcome to Unit 3 of our ESL kids course! Get ready to celebrate because in this lesson, we'll be talking about birthdays and age. It's always exciting to have a birthday, but it's even better when you can talk about it in English!

By the end of this lesson, you'll know how to ask someone's age using the question format "How old...?" and give information about your own age. You'll also learn to use the third person singular form of the verb "to be" to talk about other people's ages.

We know that learning a new language can be challenging, but don't worry! We've got a fun cartoon animated video lesson that features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. After watching the video, you can practice what you've learned with a fun game that reviews key vocabulary, grammar, and sentences from the lesson. And finally, take the test to see how well you've understood the lesson.

So get ready to blow out some candles and learn how to talk about your age in English! Let's dive into Unit 3: Birthday, How Old Are You?