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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