Birthdays ESL Worksheets and Activities


Birthday Bash

ESL Birthdays Activity - Vocabulary and Speaking: Role-play, Asking and Answering Questions, Table Completion, Brainstorming, Controlled Practice - Group and Pair Work - Elementary (A1-A2) - 25 minutes

In this useful birthdays role-play activity, students ask and answer questions about people's birthdays and birthday parties and then brainstorm gift ideas. In groups, students take on the role of different people who live in the same neighbourhood. The students' task is to find out each person's name, age, birthday, and the place and activities for their next birthday party by asking questions and writing the answers in a table. Students begin by writing the information from their role card in the table. Students then go around the group, asking and answering the questions and noting the answers in their tables. When the students have finished, they think of and write down an appropriate birthday present for each person. Finally, students tell the class what presents they wrote for some of the people and why.
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Birthday Basics

ESL Birthdays Worksheet - Vocabulary Exercises: Matching, Gap-fill, Identifying - Speaking Activities: Asking and Answering Questions, Controlled Practice - Pair Work - Elementary (A1-A2) - 25 minutes

This free birthdays worksheet helps students learn and practice common birthday-related vocabulary. First, students discuss two questions about birthdays. Students then match birthday vocabulary from a box with pictures. Next, students match verbs with nouns to create common birthday phrases. After that, students complete sentences about birthdays with their own ideas and then compare their answers with a partner. Students then use birthday vocabulary from a box to complete a text about someone's birthday. Following that, students identify the odd word out in each set and write why the word doesn't belong. Lastly, students ask and answer birthday conversation questions in pairs.
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