Lesson Plan of Be Polite /Magic Words

Lesson Plan of Be Polite /Magic Words

Subject English

Grade II

Students` Learning Outcomes

  • Use appropriate, common phrases and formulaic expressions in the class and in the playground.
  • Fill in speech bubbles with given appropriate words and formulaic expressions.
  • Express and offer a few basic social courtesies.
  • Exchange few social courtesies.
  • Express needs.
  • Seek permission to do something.

Information for Teachers

  • It is extremely important that you model the courtesies that you are teaching to the students: remember to;

Be Polite /Magic Words

            • Say thank you.
            • Excuse me.
            • I am sorry.
            • You are welcome.
  • Look for opportunities to use these as often as you can.

Overall Method for Oral Communication Activities

  • As you practice conversation, also demonstrate use of appropriate body language for different communicative functions.
  • Tell them that while talking, people talk on their turn and don`t speak while the other person is speaking: they wait for their turn.
  • Tell them: it`s polite to answer if somebody is asking some questions or wants to talk.
  • While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also consult textbook at all steps where and when applicable.

Material / Resources

Writing board, chalk/marker, duster, a toy


  • Tell students that there are some words we say that make our actions and words more polite and beautiful. ‘Thank you’ is one such magic word.
  • Brainstorm, asking them if they know of any other magic word such as;
            • Please
            • Thank you
            • You are welcome.
            • Sorry
            • Excuse me, etc.

Be Polite /Magic Words


Activity 1

  • Prepare one student to do a mime with you.
  • You will give her/him a toy and she/he will smile.
  • Ask the class what she/he should say after receiving a present.
  • If they don`t know, tell them to say ‘Thank you’ and then you say ‘you are welcome’.
  • Pass the toy around the class, asking each child who receives it will say ‘Thank you’, and the giver should say ‘You are welcome’.

  • All the students will do this activity.

Activity 2

  • .now ask one student to bump into another student and then ask the class what she/he should say (Sorry).

Be Polite /Magic Words

  • Ask the class to practice by repeating the word after putting a book on their friend`s desk by mistake.
  • Ask them to tell some other situations where two word can be used.

Activity 3

  • Invite two students in front of the class.
  • Start talking with one student, while the other students will wait to say something to you.
  • Ask class what qword he/she should use to interrupt.
  • After taking their feedback tell them where they should use the magic word “Excuse me”

Be Polite /Magic Words

  • Ask them to tell some other situations where this word can be used.

Activity 4

  • Ask them if we want to make a request what word do we use / say.
  • After taking their feedback, tell them that “please” is a polite word or magic word, we can use this word in different situations, such as;

Be Polite /Magic Words

Repetition of Activities 1, 2, 3 and 4

  • Model the use of these words.
  • Remind students to use them so it becomes a habit.
  • Remind them that these expressions are not just for the classroom but also for the playground and even to be used at home.
  • Announce a ‘Please Day’ or a ‘Thank you Day’, when they have to be super-careful in using the words.
  • Ask them to count how many times they said and heard the word on that day.
  • Don`t forget to praise them for using the magic words.

Activity 5

  • Bring speech bubbles in class.
  • Take these speech bubbles from newspapers or magazines. Also use the textbook for this routine.
  • Ask the students to observe formulaic expressions in speech bubbles and cartoon strips.(These formulaic expressions can also be taken from the textbook.)
  • You can take comic strips from newspapers and magazines or make you own comic strips. (Sample of comic strips is given at the end of the lesson plan for reference).
  • Provide blank speech bubbles and cartoon strips of a particular situation. Such as;
  • The situation of expressing needs and feelings.

Be Polite /Magic Words

  • Ask volunteer students to show the strip to the class and read his/her speech bubbles/cartoon strips.
  • You can give a worksheet or a situation to each pair with different cartoons and ask students to write short dialogues.

Be Polite /Magic Words

Sum up / Conclusion

  • Ask the students:
  • What are different polite words that we should use in everyday life?
  • When do we use “Excuse me” & “Please”?


  • No formal assessment is required for this lesson plan.
  • Assess the students while they are practicing the activities.

Follow up

  • Continue to model the use of the development activity.
  • Remind students to use these words at home and to share in class how people reacted when they used these words.

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