Lesson 21: Birthdays

EY! for Teens

EY! for Teens Year 2 Lesson 21 Quizlet

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EY! for Teens Year 2 Lesson 21: Birthdays


Please prepare for your next lesson by writing down your answers to the questions below. Please use the same notebook every time to make it easier for you to review in the future.



  1. Name three ways birthdays are usually celebrated in Japan.
  2. Have you or someone you know ever celebrated your birthday in one of these ways? If so, tell the class about it. If not, how do you usually celebrate your birthday?
  3. Research Time! Go online and find out how birthdays are celebrated in another country. How are these celebrations different to birthday celebrations in Japan?
  4. Have you ever had a surprise birthday party for yourself or someone else? If so, tell the class about it. If not, would you like to have a surprise birthday party for someone?
  5. Have you ever forgotten someone's birthday that you should have remembered? If so, tell the class about it. If not, how would you feel if everyone forgot your birthday?
  6. What is the best birthday gift you have ever received? Tell the class about it.

If there is time, please ask your teacher Question 5 and Question 6.


Model Answers: Let’s Ask Risa

  1. People often go out for dinner with friends or family. Some people might go out on a date with their boyfriend or girlfriend. Sometimes people have a party at their house and invite friends over to eat cake.
  2. Yes, I have. I go out for dinner with my family every year on my birthday. We usually have yakiniku, though last year we went to an Italian restaurant to try something different.
  3. In Vietnam, everyone celebrates their birthday on New Year’s Day. That means you share your birthday celebrations with the entire country! That sounds pretty cool. Japan used to do this too until fairly recently. I think it changed in the mid- twentieth century.
  4. No, I haven’t. Surprise parties look like too much hard work for not enough of a pay off. And if the person doesn’t like surprises, then it’s pointless.
  5. Yes, I have. When I was younger, I could never remember my mother’s birthday. I would forget it every year. It never seemed to bother her but I still feel guilty thinking about it. Now that I’m older, I have no trouble remembering.
  6. When I was ten, my parents got me my own TV for my bedroom. I think they came to regret it after I started spending so much time in my room.