Theme: Getting older
Lexical area: Age and growing up

Jo Budden

This lesson explores attitudes to age and ageing. Students reflect on ‘how old is old?’ and learn vocabulary related to different age groups. There is a discussion about getting old and a roleplay where students take on the roles of people of diverse ages. Students will also read a poem about getting old and discuss the idea of living forever.

Topic: Age, growing up


  • To review vocabulary related to age
  • To practise speaking through discussion and role play
  • To listen to and adapt a poem.

Age group: secondary and adult

Level: B1 +

Time: 60 - 90 minutes

Materials: Getting Old lesson plan and worksheet


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