Where do you live/to be born1 (LPO)

Teaching targets (varies based on levels)

Present simple: to live

Past simple: to be

Question: Where do you live? Where were you born?

Sentence: I live in …, I was born…;

 Vocabulary: Numbers, town, city, countryside, village,

Country, France


*vocabulary in italics is for lesson 2


Lesson Plan

​1. Hello Song / 5 minutes (recommended for younger groups)

2. Recap last session's target language / 5 minutes

Take out the flashcards from the last session and see who remembers the words or phrases

3. Story: (We all went on a Safari) / 10 minutes

With these two lessons, we are focusing on teaching the vocabulary related to where the students live. Ask them if they understand the difference between for eg: a village and a countryside. Focus on having them answer using present simple in this lesson. I live in a city, but during holidays I go to the countryside. Also in this lesson focus on asking STs in what country they were born and also with ET level and up the date when they were born. Practice numbers till 30/31.With older groups it is nice to strengthen the ordinal indicators. 

Read through the book, concentrate on encouraging repetition of your target words and or phrases. Give time for the STs to see all the details in the pictures.

                           4. Game / 15 minutes

                              Introduce the flashcards one by one, displaying each one on the wall.                                            Encourage the group to repeat the words several times as they are introduced.                               This can be done before or after the story.

                             Play some vocabulary integration games to make it fun and enhance word                                       retention.



Example FC game: Practice numbers by hiding or leaving blank some and asking Sts to fill in the missing number or guess what the number is. They can also play find my city on the map game.

For older groups, now drill down to aim at the target language listed next to Extra Traction and, according to the level, Extra Prep. above.


5. Song / 10 minutes (recommended for younger groups)

Recommended for groups under 8 years. Older groups can move straight onto the individual activity time.

Song link/video.










6. Individual activity/ 10 - 20 minutes

The aim of this section in the session is to spend time with each ST individually. Encourage each ST to either repeat vocabulary and sentences or to produce them independently, depending on their level.

Initiation HO: can be used for colouring as you interact with each ST individually or, for olders, explain and request that they follow the instructions for the exercise.


7. Recap / 5 minutes

Briefly, have STs recall the vocabulary they just learned.


8. Goodbye Song / 5 minutes (recommended for younger groups)

Remember to consult our level guideline regularly to ensure the best progression for your groups.

Carnet de Voyage

The parents have access to the Carnet de Voyage from the beginning of term so that they can accompany their children to discover, progress and enjoy English. Teachers are advised to check the Carnet de Voyage each time to ensure the content reflects the session content you are planning to use.