(Updated on 31/01/2013)



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Conversation questions Proverbs
Exercises to print Reading
Facts Role-play
Games to print Songs
Idioms Stories
Interactive exercises Television
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Vocabulary :


Posters :

  • Get Connected Campaign - LIEN MODIFIE
    "Our goal: to make our community safer, by helping people connect with others and to learn what they can do together to contribute to community safety...
    The I Am Smart, I Am Strong, I Am Worthy messages challenged the public to break down the stereotypes of youth and to value what youth have to offer. "




Reading :

  • Friends (with SOUND) - réflexions sur l'amitié


Facts :


Conversation questions / Role-play :


  • Class Reunion: Students Greet Old Friends and Find Out What's New in Their Lives. (


Listening :

  • Besties, Buds, BFFs ... Friends! - Text + Audio - 26 September 2015
    "We often say, “You can’t pick your family, but you can pick your friends.”
    This expression means that our friends are the people we choose to have in our lives. They can be so important.
    This story teaches great ways to talk about the besties, buds and BFFs (Best Friends Forever) in your life."


  • On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


  • Everyday English in Conversation - Listening
    Eating / Emotions / Fashion / Friendship / Health / Housing / Life / Memory / Money /
    Romance / Shopping / Time / Traveling / Vacation / Weather / Work
    (Focus English)
  • Task Town is for students who want to participate with the audio. (
    As you listen you need to make choices or interact with the audio. Have Fun!

    Friends and Neighbors



INTERACTIVE exercises :



Exercises TO PRINT : Click on the picture.



Lesson plans :

  • The Other Pair - a lesson plan
    "This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film by Farda Shemal titled The Other Pair and the themes of altruism and empathy.
    Students watch a short film, write a story, and speak about a story."

    Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) –Intermediate (B1)
    Time: 60 minutes

    Language: Vocabulary related to shoes, narrative tenses


  • The Conditioned - a lesson plan
    "This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Facebook Stories about Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho
    who was homeless in São Paulo, Brazil, for nearly 35 years. Raimundo sat in in the same spot and wrote every day...
     In the lesson students describe two pictures, write a narrative, watch a short film and discuss questions related to the narrative shown in the film."

    Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
    Time: 90 minutes
    Topic: Empathy
    Language: Adjectives to describe a person and narrative tenses


    Empathy "is the capacity to recognize emotions that are being experienced by another sentient or fictional being.
    One may need to have a certain amount of empathy before being able to experience accurate sympathy or compassion." 


  • Monsters University & The Internship: Teamwork - a lesson


  • Inseparable - a lesson
    " This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film called Inseparable by Nick White and the theme of relationships.
    Students practise using prefixes, predict a story, watch a short film, write down 2 short conversations and write a narrative.
    Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
    Time: 90 minutes
    Topic: Relationships
    Language: Prefixes, adjectives and narrative tenses"





  • Friendships - a lesson plan (
    Vocabulary | Practice | Follow-Up



Games TO PRINT :



Stories :

Poems :

  • The House by the Side of the Road - a poem by Sam Walter Foss (1858-1911) :
    "There are pioneer souls that blaze their paths
    Where highways never ran;
    But let me live by the side of the road
    And be a friend to man..."

    Sam Walter Foss
    American poet



  • Friendship from Essays: First Series (1841) by Ralph Waldo Emerson (

    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    (May 25, 1803  April 27, 1882)
    "was a famous American essayist and
    one of America's most influential thinkers
    and writers."



Idioms :


Songs :

  • Friends, a song by Sylvain Kustyan - "This song is an invitation to dreams, sharing and friendship!" (YouTube)
    + LYRICS:
    "I'm a man, I'm a guy
    who just sings along
    Looking up to the sky
    I get lost in a song
    if you're sad don't you cry
    I'll take you along
    Take the beat, take the rythm man,
    Come along, come along, come along..."





  • We're going to be friends by The White Stripes
    + the lyrics
    "Fall is here, hear the yell
    back to school, ring the bell
    brand new shoes, walking blues
    climb the fence, books and pens
    I can tell that we're going to be friends"


    + An activity sent by Sylvie Bertrand (Ac. Nantes)
    + An activity created by: Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)


  • "Best Friends" by Marla Lewis
    Start the auto slideshow, listen to the song and do the activity.

    Created by Renée Maufroid.


  • At your side by the Corrs (
    "When the daylight's gone, and you're on your own
    And you need a friend, just to be around
    I will comfort you, I will take your hand
    And I'll pull you through, I will understand..."

  • It's probably me by Eric Clapton :
    "When your belly's empty and the hunger's so real
    And you're too proud to beg and too dumb to steal,
    You search the city for your only friend,
    No one would you see."

  • A Little Help From My Friends by Joe Cocker :
    "Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
    Mm, I get high with a little help from my friends
    Mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends"
  • 'Bow Wow' by Johnny Guitar Watson (lyrics : not found on the internet) :
    "A friend in need is a friend indeed"
  • Cry by James Blunt :
    "Do you see the truth through all their lies?...
    Come and sit with me, and cry on my shoulder,
    I'm a friend.
    And if you want to talk about it anymore,
    Lie here on the floor and cry on my shoulder,
    I'm a friend."
  • Don't give up! by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush :
    "Don't give up - 'cause you have friends
    Don't give up - you're not the only one
    Don't give up - no reason to be ashamed
    Don't give up - you still have us.
    Don't give up now - we're proud of who you are"
  • Friends will be Friends by Queen :
    "... you've got friends you can trust,
    Friends will be friends,
    When you're in need of love they give you care and attention,
    Friends will be friends,
    When you're through with life and all hope is lost,
    Hold out your hand cos friends will be friends right till the end"

  • How To Save A Life sung by The Fray
    "Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
    Somewhere along in the bitterness
    And I would have stayed up with you all night
    Had I known how to save a life"

    - the VIDEO (YouTube)
  • I'm Your Angel by Celine Dion :
    "I'll be your shoulder when you cry..."
  • It's probably me by Sting or Eric Clapton :
    "You wake the morning in a stranger's coat,
    No one would you see.
    You ask yourself, who'd watch for me?
    My only friend, who could it be?
    It's hard to say it, I hate to say it, but it's probably me."
    - with
    activities (absolutenglish-972)
  • Nobody knows you when you're down and out by Eric Clapton :
    "Then I began to fall so low,
    Lost all my good friends, I did not have nowhere to go...
    In your pocket, not one penny,
    And as for friends, you don't have any.
    When you finally get back up on your feet again,
    Everybody wants to be your old long-lost friend."
  • We're Going To Be Friends sung by The White Stripes (n° 9) - (
    "Fall is here, hear the yell
    back to school, ring the bell
    brand new shoes, walking blues
    climb the fence, books and pens
    I can tell that we're going to be friends..."

    - with the VIDEO (You Tube)

  • Where There's A Will by Supertramp :
    "Where there's a will, there's a way
    Or so they say
    A friend in need is a friend indeed"


Proverbs :

  • 'Bow Wow' by Johnny Guitar Watson (lyrics : not found on the internet) :
    "A friend in need is a friend indeed"


Cartoons :






  • Desert Critters
    "A Desert Fox finds his everyday life ruined when he gets tailed by a younger puppy that just wants to be his friend!"



  • The Abyss ("Le Gouffre")
    "An inspiring tale about friendship, sacrifice and conquering the impossible."


  • Android: Friends Furever
    "This new advertisement for Android features animals of varied species enjoying each others' presence and obviously focusing on what unites rather than divides them. Perhaps humans could learn a lesson from such loving and tolerant behavior.
    The ad is set to "Oo-De-Lally," the song from from Disney's animated movie Robin Hood."



  • Catdance Finalist 2014: Ricky
    "The filmmaker of "Ricky" has a dog, Romy, who is afraid of other dogs, but she loves cats. Last year he adopted a friend for her: a cat named Ricky.
    This film is narrated -- but unscripted -- by his 7-year-old neighbor, Willa, and follows Ricky and Romy as they get to know each other."




  • RSA Shorts - The Power of Empathy
    "What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us
    that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities."



  • Tiny shoulder robot provides physical body for virtual friend - ARTICLE + VIDEO
    "Researchers at Yamagata University are developing a miniature , wearable humanoid robot that sits on your shoulder to keep you company.
    The small MH-2 bot can perch on your shoulder like a parrot and then remotely inhabited by your friends through telepresence from anywhere in the world.
    The robot has two arms, a head and a body as well as a mechanism for realistic breathing. The idea is that you can share a journey or an experience with a friend who is unable to be in the same geographical location as you..." 



    The Orangutan and the Hound
    When the orangutan meets a hound dog by the river, the two carry on like long lost friends.

    "One day, Bhagavan "Doc" Antle of The Institute of the Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (yes, with the clever acronym T.I.G.E.R.S.) was taking Surya the orangutan on their daily elephant ride, when they happened upon a hound dog by the river.
    And so began one of the unlikeliest friendships ever."



  • Friend Face - Facebook - IT Crowd + Friendface (Facebook parody) - IT Crowd




Television :

  • 'Friends' with All the Resolutions (YouTube)
    - with the script

  • "Friends" = "a long-running American television sitcom centered on the lives of a group of six twenty-somethings
    (eventually thirty-somethings) consisting of three men and three women living in New York City." (Wikipedia)