Describing one's age

Read through these expressions relating to how old we are and what age does to us.
a new-born baby, 10 lbs. 3 ozs. at birth
ten months old
nearly eighteen months old
a toddler
four next birthday
coming up to school age at infants' school
a schoolgirl
all those in the 9—11 age group
he had a happy childhood he's a nice kid
a teenager
in his youth
the agonies of adolescence still a minor,
legally speaking a juvenile delinquent
congratulations on your coming of age
you have to be over 21
Miss June Hoskins, aged 22, of 35 Stanfield Road
in his mid-twenties
in his prime
at the age of 26 she got married
by the age of 26 she had lived in five different countries
an adult
a grown-up
don't be so childish
he's turned thirty
not a youngster any more
not as young as she was
36 years of age
approaching middle-age
the Under 40s Social Club
on the wrong side of forty
beginning to look his age
an ageing playboy
beginning to feel her age
I prefer mature people
she's still got her girlish sense of humour
in his late forties
she's older than she looks
still playing his schoolboy tricks
in her early fifties
he's aged a lot lately
he's getting on (in years)
one of the older generation
I'm twice your age, young man!
the same age as her husband
heading for retirement
he's over the hill *
Sunday Excursion for the Over 60s
growing old gracefully
a pensioner (an old age pensioner, OAP)
he's coming up to seventy
you're old enough to know better
you're as old as you feel
an elderly lady
a septuagenerian
Help the Aged
she's still going strong
in her seventy-fifth year
his elder brother's death
her eldest sister's death
becoming senile
old age comes to all of us
his eightieth birthday
an octogenarian
he's as old as the hills*
in her second childhood
he's got one foot in the grave*
he'll soon be pushing up the daisies'
she's kicked the bucket*
she's passed away / on
1 How has your relationship with your parents and other members of your family changed as you have grown older?
2 At which age would you most like to stop the world for ten years so you could enjoy it? Has that age passed or is it still to come?
3 Some people say there are a lot of similarities between childhood and old age. Do you agree?
4 Do you think young people are growing up faster these days? If so, give examples.
5 Do you agree or partly agree with the saying 'Life begins at forty'?

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