Young John: Activities

Comprehension: Medium

1. Find the answers to these questions:

- In which year was John Lennon born.
- In which city did he grow up?
- Who did he live with for the first four years of his life?
- Who did he live with after that?

Comprehension: Hard

1. How old was John Lennon when his father left

a) under four b) four c) fourteen d) forty

2. What was life at Aunt Mimi's like

3. Who first bought John a musical instrument?

4. What were John's feelings towards Aunt Mimi?

5. Which instruments did Julia teach John?


Comprehension: Medium
1. 1940
2. Liverpool
3. His mother (Julia)
4. Aunt Mimi

Comprehension Hard
1. a) under four
2. Comfortable but strict
3. Aunt Mimi and George
4. He loved and respected her but feared her, too
5. Piano and banjo. She bought him a guitar but didn't teach him it.

When John met Paul

Short video on the first meeting of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. With learning activities.


For more on the young John Lennon watch this short film