Expressions in Conversation


Lesson Plan of Expressions in Conversation-1

Subject English

Grade V

Students` Learning Outcomes

  • Use appropriate expressions in conversation to:
  1. Express and respond to opinion.
  2. Offer and respect apology

Information for Teachers

  • Study class 3 and 4 related plans for better understanding and progression of the SLO.

Expressions in Conversation

  • Opinion is a judgment about someone or something/a thought or belief about something or someone.
  • Apology means to admit one`s mistake and say ‘sorry’.

Expressions in Conversation

  • Note: keep the charts displayed in the class for some months.

Material / resources

Writing board, chalk/marker, charts, textbook


  • Write the following on the board and ask the class for their answers.

Explain that the answers/responses could be different opinions (go over the meaning of opinion once again). All of us can`t have the same opinions openly.


Activity 1

Explain the following table to the students. Divide the class into groups of five. Each student must get a turn to pick any one way of asking the opinion from the table given. The students must ask about which thing he/she wants the opinion. Any other student from the group can pick a way of responding by adding his/her point of view about that.

Then the next student will ask the opinion about something else and any other student will reply. All the students should get a chance to both ask and answer in the group

  • Emphasize that we need to respect each other`s opinion.


Activity 2

  • Explain that in apologies, the speaker admits responsibility. ‘Sorry’ is used in apologies when the speaker knows he has done the wrong thing, as;
  1. I’m really sorry.
  2. I am sorry that I was late.
  3. I am sorry that I was so rude.
  1. I should n`t have done what I did yesterday. I`m really angry with myself for what I did.
  2. I’m really sorry about this.
  3. I was so hungry I ate the rest of the cake. I`m sorry. .
  4. I’m sorry about my homework, teacher, I forgot.
  5. I didn`t mean to scare you, I’m sorry.
  • Help the students practice the sentences with each other in the same way. Ask and help them change the reason to apologize.



Activity 3

  • Discuss with your students how to receive the apology. How many times and for what things the apology should be received positively?
  • Explain that one can do this politely, or unpleasantly (pleasantly / politely is better).
  • Discuss and practice these examples: as;
  • That`s OK, No problem, Don`t mention it, it happens (for small matters).
  • It`s quite all right. It`s not important. Don`t worry about it (for more serious matters).
  • We`ll say no more about it (for very serious matters).
  • Well, that`s not good enough. Don`t do it again oh, all right then. (For when you are still angry).
  • Write the expressions and apology styles on the board.
  • Allow students to speak aloud, on any one situation and then to choose the statement for apology from the list made on the board.




Well that`s not good enough.


All right then but don`t repeat the same in future.





  • Ask them about different statements for apology and the expressions used for them.




Sum up/ Conclusion

  • Ask how the words thank you, please, and sorry make our conversation polite?
  • Ask about the new expressions they learnt through this lesson.
  • Ask students: as;
  1. Which expression could they use for accepting apology?Quote two to three examples.
  2. Which expressions could be used for giving opinions in favor of the topic?Give two to three examples.
  3. Which expressions could be used for giving opinions against the topic? Give two to three examples.
  • Find the exercise related to the topic in the textbook. Students must do this exercise in the notebooks or on the textbook.


  • Give students a situation about any topic of your choice or the ones given below: as;
  • Your opinion about:
  1. Importance of Cleanliness
  2.  Importance of Education
  3. Growing more trees
  • Ask them to write five sentences giving opinions using any five words and phrases given below: as;
  1. I am sorry to say but…….
  2. It is sad but…………….
  3. I think it is……………
  4. I think it is………………….
  5. We all know how it is, however,
  6. I feel…….
  7. I would like to…………
  8. If you ask me
  9. I would love to say that…….

Follow up

  • Students will practice these common rules of courtesy with their friends, teachers and family.
  • (Note:Family members do not need to be literate for this, but the students` practice will improve their own communication skills).
  • Ask them to write at least 10 sentences about how to receive and accept apology the students have learnt and discussed in class.

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