Teaching English classes – Ridiculous emergency services calls!
If there is an emergency in the UK, you could dial 999 (911 in the USA) And within minutes, a police car, an ambulance or a fire engine will be on its way to help you! However, as you will see from this fun teaching English lesson, not all the calls are serious ones!
Ready-to-go lessons from Learn Hot English
Ridiculous emergency services calls!
Level: Intermediate (B1) to Upper Intermediate (B2)
Here’s a fun lesson for you to do in class with your students. This practical lesson will get them using lots of useful language and all the essential skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
CLICK HERE FOR THE TEACHER NOTES, RESOURCE SHEET, AND READY TO GO LESSON
CLICK BELOW FOR THE AUDIO FOR THIS LESSON
Although we’ve set this lesson at a certain level, you could easily use it with other students too. For example, for higher-level students, you could make it more difficult by offering less support through the Pre-listening activities, or by getting them to listen to it completely and then answer the comprehension questions. Then, for lower-level students, you could help them with any new words, do more pre-listening or reading activities, or stop the audio more frequently and check their understanding.
For students with listening difficulties, use our “stop-start” method. This involves playing small sections of the audio file for students to try to capture the meaning of.
Remember, as part of the Learn Hot English method, we recommend three rounds of listening / viewing:
- First, Listen once without stopping for a general understanding (listening for gist).
- Then, listen again to answer comprehension questions, this time pausing if/when necessary.
- Finally, listen again but this time read the script at the same time.
Remind students that any discussion questions are simply a means to get them speaking. Students are free to invent information if necessary, or if they think the question is too “personal”. The questions are simply there to get students speaking. The actual information is secondary.
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