Task 1 - listening for important information

Task 2 - focus on the past simple


Yesterday, I took my nephew, Max, to his friend George's birthday party. When we arrived, Max felt shy so I decided to stay with him. First, he gave George his card and present. There were lots of children from school there, so Max soon wanted to join in. They played lots of games, but Max’s favourite was ‘Pass the Parcel’. After playing games, the children had some party food – there were sandwiches, fruit, cakes, sausage rolls and lots of other delicious things. George’s dad made a birthday cake in the shape of a train. It had five candles on it because it was George's fifth birthday. We all sang ‘Happy Birthday’. He blew out the candles and made a wish. At home time, George gave Max a party bag. Inside there was a slice of cake and some small gifts and sweets. Everyone had a great time!


  • Have you ever taken a child to a birthday party in the UK? What did the children do?
  • How do children celebrate birthdays in other countries you know?
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Really good lesson I thought it will be much harder.

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In my country children usually have a lot of fun when they go to birtday parties. They play games, tell stories, have some delicious and junk party food. Before everyone leaves the party, the child blows out the candles and makes a wish while other people are singing "happy birtday". When I were a child, I had a great time at my friends' birtdhay parties! :-)