Matthew Haynes Matthew Haynes

New Bridges Lesson 4b Book B
Elementary Book 2 level


This is the second in a two lesson series about emotions and feelings. In Lesson A stds were introduced to a variety of vocabulary and situations. This lesson is intended to provide more opportunity for stds to express how they feel in certain situations. This will help ascertain how well they actually understood the previous lesson.


Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of feelings and emotions.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist, detailed and inference reading practice using a text about emotions.


Warmer/Lead-in (10-12 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Check homework - Pg. 43 (they were told this was the most important) Do not have the students read aloud. Simply scan their story looking for key emotion words. Pg. 44-45 - not as important if not done. Ask questions: When your friend comes too late to an appointment, you feel _________. When you have a journey tomorrow, you feel very (or 'so') ___________. When you get a full mark on a quiz, you feel _________. When do you feel happy? When do you feel nervous?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Handout #1 - Match the adjectives with the correct expression. Have students check their answers in pairs check answers with the whole class. Ask the students when they feel some of these emotions listed.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Handout #2 - Give the students the handout and explain that they will do this exercise alone. They will read the sentences and fill in the gaps. Once finished, have them read the sentences to each other to check. Let them correct each other's mistakes. Follow this with wc feedback. ANSWER KEY: 1. tired 2. annoyed 3. happy 4. worried 5. bored 6. nervous

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Handout #3Students will listen to four pieces of different songs, then talk together about how they felt about the song and the video. Have them discuss this together and then wc feedback from them about their emotions and feelings regarding the videos and the music. Video #1 - Ashes of Eden Video #2 - Attention Video #3 - Warrior Video #4 - Mercy Tree

Homework (8-10 minutes) • To check practice of production and use of language

Have the students bring some youtube videos of music that makes them feel: Happy Sad Angry These need to be songs in English. Let them know that if they don't know any English or American artists then they can listen on youtube and bring the name of the artist and the song and we will look it up and listen to it in class.

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