Use this lesson to explore the theme of friends from an older generation in face-to-face classrooms or online teaching with your primary students.

A young girl is reading a book with an older woman
Author
Karen Elliot

Introduction

In this lesson, learners explore the theme of intergenerational friendships through the topic of grandfriends, or friends from an older generation such as a grandparent, neighbour or family friend. They listen as the teacher describes the lives of three grandfriends, choosing the pictures which correspond to each person. They use the information to invent a grandfriend, or to describe a grandparent or an older person they know.

There are two versions of this lesson - one designed for use in face-to-face classrooms, and another to be used in online teaching contexts.

Learning outcomes:

  • Listen to short descriptions of people and identify key information
  • Use the present simple to describe where people live, their pets, what they like and what they do

Age and level:

5-8 (A1)

Time:

Approximately 45-55 minutes

Materials:

Materials can be downloaded below in PDF format.

  • Lesson plan for face-to-face teaching
  • Lesson plan for online teaching
  • Student Worksheet
  • Template

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