This lesson plan for primary learners aged 8-10 helps develop confidence in speaking skills.

Katherine Bilsborough

St George's Day is on 23 April. In this lesson, learners read the story of George and the dragon and work in pairs or small groups to produce pictures for different parts of the story. Using only their illustrations, they practise their speaking skills by retelling the story.


  • To encourage learners to use English creatively
  • To practise simple past verb forms

Age group
Primary learners aged 8–10

CEFR level A1+

45 minutes

The lesson plan and worksheet can be downloaded in PDF format below. In addition, you will need:

  • colour pencils or crayons
  • ribbon and staples (optional)
Language level
Language Level: 
Primary level 1

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