Lesson Plan of Expressions Regret, Likes& Dislikes-
English Grade IV
Students’ Learning Outcomes
Use appropriate expressions in conversation to:
Ø Express regret.
Ø Express like and dislikes.
Information for Teachers
· The students need to listen, view and then speak with expressions for this lesson. These activities need to be practiced more than once so the students start using the expressions in their daily routine.
· Regret is a feeling of sadness about something sad or wrong. It is about a mistake that you have made, and a wish that it could have been different and better. Sending regrets means to send a polite message that you can’t go to a meeting, get together, wedding, game, etc.
· While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also use textbook where needed.
Material / Resources
Chalks/markers, board, duster, charts, papers, things in the surroundings.
Worm up activity
· Discuss the meaning of likes and dislikes.
· Then ask the students to draw this table in their notebooks and draw one thing for each column.
· Call some students to share their likes and dislikes in front of the class. This sharing can also be done in pairs/groups.
· Make pairs and ask the students to talk to each other following the sentence patterns:
Ø What do you like? What do you like to do?, What do you like to eat? etc.
Ø I like ______________because ______________
Ø I don’t like_________________because_______________
· Once the pair knows well about each other’s’ likes and dislikes, call the pairs in front of the class to tell about their partner’s likes and dislikes, they may also tell the reasons for likes and dislikes.
She likes ____________, __________ and ____________
She doesn’t like ________, ___________ and __________
· Discuss the meaning of regrets and our response to regrets in our lives.
· Get examples from students.
· Then ask the pairs to pick one of the following situations and present it in the class with emotions and actions.
Imran: Hello, may I speak to Waseem, please?
Waseem: Waseem speaking.
Imran: Oh Waseem. I’m calling to tell you that I will not be able to go to the football match we have planned to watch this afternoon.
Waseem: That is all right, but why did you change the plan?
Imran: My grandfather is ill.
Waseem: I am sorry to hear that. I’m sure he’ll be better soon.
Imran: Thanks. I’ll contact you sometime later. My parents are going to the hospital now. I have to go along.
Waseem: All right. See you later.
Huma: How was your paper, Zahid?
Zahid: It was all quite difficult for me. I should have spent more time studying.
Huma: It was all right for me, I think, I answered five questions.
Zahid: Wow! I’m sure you will get good marks.
Huma: I hope so.
Sum up / Conclusion
· Ask the students to share any two sentences they learns today.
· Discuss how the lesson is useful.
Choose the one which doesn’t show regret:
1. I was late.
Ø I wish I hadn’t been late.
Ø I should have been late.
Ø If only I’d been on time.
Ø I wish I weren’t late.
2. It’s raining again!
Ø I wish it were raining.
Ø If only it were sunny.
Ø I wish it weren’t raining.
Ø I wish it were sunny.
3. I’ve spent all my money.
Ø I wish I hadn’t spent all my money.
Ø If only I hadn’t spent all my money.
Ø I shouldn’t have spent all my money.
Ø If only I’d spent my money.
4. I can’t swim.
Ø I wish I could swim.
Ø If only I could swim.
Ø I wish I couldn’t swim.
Ø I should have learnt to swim.
5. I lost my temper (got angry)
Ø I shouldn’t have lost my temper.
Ø I should have lost my temper.
Ø I wish I hadn’t lost my temper.
Ø If only I had taken a deep breath and walked away.
Ask the students to make a set of dialogues on expressing regret from their own life and share them with the class