Story of My Life

General English, Speaking Lessons
Past, Situations
A2 Elementary
Past Simple
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Story of My Life | ESL Lesson Plan

Lesson Description

It’s just a part of life. In this lesson, students will discuss important events in people’s lives. This lesson features audio of people talking about important moments in their lives. Students will learn and practice the simple past tense to describe stories and past events and vocabulary relating to this topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • To discuss important events and moments in people’s lives

  • To learn and review the simple past tense

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Listen to the audio to learn about important moments in people’s lives. Some unforgettable memories include winning the lottery, vacationing in Europe, and meeting your soul mate. This couple goes reminiscing down memory lane!

Audio Transcryption

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

district [noun]: one of the areas in which a country, state, or city is divided
childhood [noun]: the time when you are a child
proud [adjective]: feeling satisfaction and pleasure because of something that you or somebody achieved
motivated [adjective]: enthusiastic or determined; really wanting to do something
loan [noun]: money that you borrow, e.g., a bank loan
engagement [noun]: an agreement between two people to get married
move out [phrasal verb]: to stop living in a home and leave it
drama school [noun]: a school that teaches people how to be actors
movie theater: a theater where you pay to watch a movie
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