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Happy Birthday!


Read through the following text and look up any vocabulary you are not sure about before answering the questions.

Birthdays are a time when we celebrate getting one year older.

Some people like celebrating their birthday because they get presents and spend time with friends and family.

Other people don’t like their birthday because they don’t want to get older.

Usually, children love celebrating their birthday because they get lots of toys and maybe have a party with their friends.


Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary
  • birthday (noun)
  • present (noun)
  • gift (noun)
  • celebrate (verb)
  • candle (noun)
  • party (noun)
  • look forward to (phrasal verb)
  • enjoy (verb)

The Big Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
Do you like celebrating your birthday?

Keep The Conversation Going!

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Happy Birthday!
  • When is your birthday?
  • What present would you like for your next birthday?
  • Do you usually get a birthday cake?
  • What is the best present you ever received for your birthday?
  • Do you prefer celebrating your birthday or the birthday of a friend?
  • What is the month of the year to have a birthday? Why?
  • What is the worst day to have a birthday? Why?
  • How many presents do you usually get on your birthday?
  • Do you usually receive birthday cards?
  • Would you prefer to receive presents or money for your birthday?

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