Regrets lesson. Vocabulary
Upper intermediate level
To provide scan and detailed reading practice using a text about regrets
To provide fluency practice in speaking about regrets
To provide clarification of expressions and idioms in the context of regrets
Procedure (45-56 minutes)
Ss are asked whether they regret about the things because they did or did not do in their life. What happenings have led to their regret? What are the main factors causing people's regret in life? Students share their opinions through the discussion.
Ss are given different statements showing the facts that may cause people's regret in life. They discuss the statements in pairs and decide if they are true or false. Then the teacher elicits some opinions.
Ss are given the passage about regrets and they work on details in the passage to find out whether the previously given statements are really true or false. After they finish the teacher provides them with correct answers on the W/B and students show the lines in which they found the answers in the passage.
Focus on the difficult words and idioms that students face in the passage and elicit their meanings. Encourage the students to show some quantities with different expressions. Elicit examples in other contexts.
Student are given cards with the top 20 regrets in. They work in pairs and put the cards in order from the the most widespread factor of regret to that of the least one. After they finish students listen to the recording and check their answers.