This lesson plan from the British Council Teaching English website presents vocabulary and grammar in a context that children can relate to.

A ‘Grandfriend’ can refer to a grandparent or any older relative that the young learner is familiar with. Your students will be eager to participate and describe their own grandfriend, where they live, what they like to eat and their favourite activities. The topic will help them anchor the concepts they are learning in the real world and encourage children to use the language in real-life conversations.

Listen to a teacher talk about how she used the lesson plan herself in the classroom:

The lesson plans also includes links to useful and engaging video content that uses the idea of an older relative to help with English concepts such as comparatives, past simple, and present perfect tense.

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