Behnam Bigdeli Behnam Bigdeli

Expressing annoyance
B2 level


In this lesson, Students will learn to talk about things that annoy them in their daily lives. this lesson starts with a reading about a twitter thread where people tweeted about things that annoy them. this is followed by a grammar section where students learn how to use wish + would to talk about the subject of the lesson. Finally, students write about things which annoy them and they would like people to change.


Abc Gap-fill hand ou
Abc write sentences
Abc Reading text
Abc Pictures

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of wish + would

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a Write ideas


Warmer (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

6 pictures related to misconduct will be shown to the students. The Students look at the pictures on the wall and express their feelings towards them. The following questions will lead them to the main aim of the lesson. How do you feel when you see these people in the pictures? Is there anything we can do to change these people’s mind to stop doing? to help them with their language, they use the following expressions. it really annoys me when .........] it's so annoying when ..............] people shout on mobile phones. it drives me mad when ............ ] then the students discuss it in pairs.

Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

The students will receive an HO about a Twitter thread where people tweeted about things that annoy them and tick the things that annoy the students too, individually. then they compare the things they have ticked with a partner. The teacher asks the students "which are their top three and why?"

Highlighting (3-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

The teacher chooses two of the tweets and asks the following CCQs to draw students attention to the target language. e.g.1: "I wish people would turn up when they say they are going to." e.g.2: "I wish my boss wouldn't always arrange meetings during my lunch" 1. is the woman/man annoyed? (yes) 2. what is annoying for him/her? (man: people are not on time) (woman: her boss always arranges meetings during her lunchtime) 3.a. does this sentence mean that he/she can change the situation for the present time? (no)

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

following the previous stage, the teacher writes the following Structure on the WB and highlight "wish and would" on the board and ask the students to write the positive form of the structure and change the example sentence accordingly then elicit answers from the students. "I wish my boss wouldn’t arrange meetings during my lunch hour." also, the right rhythm will be practiced simultaneously. then the teacher projects the picture of the page 141 CB so that the students use the structure on the board and use the correct rhythm. the teacher elicits answers from the students. then, students receive an HO (ex. p 141). they rewrite the sentences using "wish + would/wouldn't" individually. they check their answers in pairs then volunteers write them on the board.

Semi-Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

to prepared the students for the free practice and to make sure they use the correct structure, the teacher gives them two HOs. one exercise (fill-in the gaps)to practice using "would" in the sentences and another, to rewrite the sentences using "wish + would"

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

The students will have a chance to write about things that annoy them (3 items). first, they will do it alone, then in pairs, they will discuss their answers. they should write things other than items tweeted.

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