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Interactive activities
- Activities to print -
Lesson plans
- Webquests -
Interactive games -
- Superstitions - Cards - Poems - Cartoons
- Videos

(Updated on 28/09/2013)



Related pages :

Resources (Holidays and Traditions) + Holidays and Traditions
+ Hobbies (vocabulary and activities) + Holidays (vocabulary and activities)


Traditions :


Cliparts :


Vocabulary :

  • Celebrations - "the most important words used when talking about Celebrations." (
    (with Pronunciation, Example Sentences and Definitions)

Listening :


  • Happy Birthday! - (easy) - (esl-lab)
    I. Pre-Listening Exercises
    II. Listening Exercises
    III. Post-Listening Exercises


INTERACTIVE activities :

  • Pair work activity about choosing a present for a friend (.doc)
    Created by Nathalie Antoniutti (Ac. Lille)

  • My Birthday!
    "Here are 6 pages of activities to help you talk about your birthday. Look, listen, sing, play, tick, match, have fun!"
    Created by Renée Maufroid.


  • Keddi's Birthday - activity created by Renée Maufroid
    "Look at the animation and answer the questions."

  • I'm going to a party : present continuous (
    "I'm going to a party. Ask me questions about the party.
    My answers are underlined. What are the questions?"
  • Call This a Party! (someone, no one, etc.) - (
    "Fill the blanks with the missing words"
  • The Party : past tense questions - (
    "Bob went to a party last Saturday.
    On Monday morning he met Linda and she had a lot of questions to ask him about the party.
    Compose the questions for the highlighted answers."


Activities TO PRINT :

  • THE BIRTHDAY PARTY - (jeremytaylor)
    "A moving story which tests your advanced students' use of infinitive and ing forms."
  • MANY HAPPY RETURNS - (jeremytaylor)
    "For pre intermediate students. Read the first part of the story with your students.
    But don't read the end. Can the students write an ending?"
  • Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday -
    across the grades for learning about his life

  • Ten Conversation Lessons (
    with (very short) Stories, Vocabulary Practice, Questions and Activities :
    Anniversary-birthday Card (lesson 2)

Lesson plans :

  • P Diddy Gives Son, 16, Luxury Sports Car - a lesson plan

  • Darby's Birthday Party - You have to log in.
    Lesson Parts :
    1) Before Reading 2) During Reading 3) After Reading 4) Building Skills 5) Expand on the Reading
    - Text Summary :
    " Darby's Birthday Party is about a dog named Darby who is going to be 15 years old. His human friends, Mia and Mike, decide to have a special birthday party for Darby, but they are not sure where it should take place. They consider many locations and finally settle on a place that is Darby's favorite--the zoo."



Webquests :




Songs :



Superstitions :

  • Common superstitions ( :
    • "If you blow out all of the candles on your birthday cake with the first breath you will get whatever you wish for."


Cards :

  • Happy birthday : 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 (Jacquie Lawson's cards)


Poems :

Cartoons :

Happy birthday!

- a cartoon from The New Yorker


Happy birthday! + 3 cartoons


Abortion - Cartoon
I wish we could have had a birthday

Videos :

  • Kevin becomes a teenager - BBC comedy
    "Kevin the teenager! Kevin can't wait till his birthday when he will finally become a teenager. Hilarious British comedy from the BBC."





  • DINNER FOR ONE - 1/2 + DINNER FOR ONE - 2/2 (YouTube) or HERE (
    + Liens vers le script sur la page de Marielle Bianchi (
    Catch phrase: “Same procedure as every year”


    Dinner for One,
    "also known as The 90th Birthday, ... is a comedy sketch written by British  author Lauri Wylie for the theatre in the 1920s. 
     television station Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) recorded a performance of the piece in 1963, in its original English language...
    The sketch presents the 90th birthday of elderly upper-class Englishwoman Miss Sophie... she has outlived all of her friends, and so her equally aged manservant James makes his way around the table, impersonating each of the guests in turn."


  • World's oldest dog turns 21