Lesson Planning of Expressing Emotions

Students` Learning Outcomes

  • Write sentences in speech bubbles sand cartoon strips using vocabulary, tone, style of expression appropriate to the communicative purpose and contest.

Information for Teachers

  • Exclamation mark “!” is used to express strong emotions such as anger, surprise, happiness, etc. as this is a feature of tone.
  • The students should be able to infer the context of the situation from the picture/cartoon strips.
  • Formulaic expression and phrases are used:
    1. What a/an (adj+noun) to express opinion/emotion e.g. what a beautiful day! What a pretty flower!
  • Communicative purpose is also determined by the context e.g. to apologies, too seek permission, to request, to express gratitude, to expresses wishes, etc.
  • Emotions are simple expressions that can be shown through a round face and different expressions.
  • While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also consult the textbook where it is required.

Material / Resources

Writing board, chalk / marker, duster, white A4 size papers (if available), textbook


  • Begin the class by drawing some emotions for the following emotions:
      1. Anger,
      2. Happiness,
      3. Surprise,
  • Ask the students to tell what they sway in the following situations:
  • When they are angry about something?
  • When they are happy?
  • When they are surprise?
  • When they like somebody`s dress?
  • When they feel it is hot?
  • When they dislike /hate something?
  • Write the students` answers on the board in speech bubbles beside their names e.g. Ali /Amman
  • Now tell the students that these are called speech bubbles.
  • Draw this on the board to tell the students that a speech bubbles can look like this:

Expressing Emotions


Activity 1

  • Show the following pictures to the class.
  • Ask two volunteers to come forward.
  • Ask them to greet each other by saying Assalam –o- Alikum and Walikum –u- Salam.
  • Tell the class that this is a conversation and this is how you write or show the conversation i.e. by speech bubbles.
  • Ask the two volunteers to start a conversation about a cricket match very slowly.
  • Ask the other students to draw two cartoons on their notebooks and write the conversation in their notebooks in speech bubbles.
  • Help the class with this;

Expressing Emotions

Activity 2

  • Write the phrases from the word bank on the board. Explain them to the students.
  • Ask the students to write the correct phrases according to the pictures in the speech bubbles, on the worksheet.(Given at the end of the lesson plan)

Expressing Emotions

  • Tell the students that after every sentence or phrase they have to put the sign of exclamation mark (!).
  • Monitor and help the students where necessary.
  • Ask the students randomly which option will match with the pictures in sequence.
  • If the students don`t respond correctly ask some other student about the correct answer.
  • Tell the class to correct their answers and mark themselves.

Sum up / Conclusion

  • Tell the students the purpose and usage of speech bubbles and cartoon strips in writing sentences.


  • Write the following situations on the board.
  • Ask the students to write what they would say to someone in each situation.
  • Tell them to write down the answers in their notebooks, in speech bubbles.
  • You stood first in the final exams.
  • Your favourite book got torn / lost.
  • A swimming pool will be built in your school.
  • Your friend hit you.
  • You are eating a chocolate cake.
  • Involve the students in solving the problems given in the exercise at the end of unit/chapter.
Follow up
  • Ask the students’ to write a short dialogue between two friends in the playground using as many phrases as they have learned.
  • Ask them to use the speech bubbles and drawing as well.

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