Celebrate the International Day of Friendship on 30 July, or just celebrate friendship with this lesson for primary learners!

Author: 
Katherine Bilsborough

The United Nations declared 30 July as the International Day of Friendship with the idea that 'friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.'

In this lesson pupils celebrate friendship. First, learners are introduced to the topic of friendship through simple drawings. Then they join in a teacher-led discussion about what makes a good friend. They do a wordsearch to find keywords and use these to complete a gap-fill text about what makes a good friend. Finally, learners work in groups, using the ideas from the lesson to make classroom posters celebrating friendship.

Aims

  • To develop speaking and reading skills
  • To teach learners about the importance of friendship
  • To encourage learners to use English creatively
  • To celebrate the International Day of Friendship

Age group

Primary

Level

CEFR level A1+

Time

50–60 minutes over one or two lessons

Materials:

The lesson plan and worksheets can be downloaded in PDF format below. In addition, you will need:

  • large sheets of paper or card
  • colour pencils or crayons
Downloads

Comments

This teaching method is interesting
"Firstly, learners are introduced to the topic of friendship through a simple word game. Then they join in a teacher-led discussion about what makes a good friend. They do a puzzle activity to find 10 key words and use these to complete a gap-fill text about what makes a good friend. Finally, learners work in groups, using the ideas from the lesson to make classroom posters celebrating friendship."
https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/friendship

i could not find the lessons , could tell how can i get ? please

Hi rashed,

If you look on the page where it says 'Materials', just below you will see a section that says 'Downloads'. You need to click on the documents to download and save them onto your computer. They are PDF files.
Let us know if you are having problems with the downloads.
Thanks,

Cath
TE Team

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