Unit 8 : Emergencies ESL Kids Lesson
Unit 8: Emergencies
- Teach ESL kids lesson how to talk about health emergencies in English.
- EFL/ESL learners will learn different ways of giving advice and instructions. Modal verbs such as ‘should’ and ‘must’ are used in conjunction with imperative forms to give advice or instructions depending on the seriousness of the situation. Advice or instructions using ‘must’ and imperatives indicate seriousness and possible consequences if they are not heeded.
Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps
Lisa and Sally are playing on the monkey bars. Lisa is high up the monkey bars and invites Sally to climb up. Sally starts climbing, but as she nears the top of the bars, she falls and injures her leg. She is rushed to the hospital where the doctor puts a cast around her leg and gives her some good advice and a few instructions.
|hurt (in pains)|
|My head hurts.|
|My leg hurts.|
|My arm hurts.|
|You have broken your leg.|
|You have broken your arm.|
Doctor's advice - using imperatives
|Do not move your leg.|
|Do not take the cast off.|
|Do not walk on your leg.|
Doctor's advice - using modal verbs
|You should not walk on your leg.|
|You must give it time to heal.|
|You must be more careful on the playground.|
Lisa: Sally, look at me!
Sally: Wow, Lisa! You are very high up!
Lisa: It is very fun! Climb up here!
Lisa: Sally, are you okay?
Sally: Lisa! Help me!
Lisa: I’m coming, Sally!
Lisa: Sally, what’s wrong?
Sally: My leg hurts, Lisa!
Lisa: You need to see a doctor!
Doctor: Sally, what happened?
Sally: I fell off the monkey bars and hurt my leg.
Doctor: Is your head hurt?
Sally: No. My leg hurts.
Doctor: Do not move your leg.
Doctor: You have broken your leg, Sally.
Sally: How will I fix it?
Doctor: I will put a cast on it. That will make it better
Doctor: Sally, do not take the cast off and do not walk on your leg.
Sally: Yes, doctor.
Doctor: You also should not stand on it. You must give your leg time to heal.
Sally: Okay. When will the cast come off?
Doctor: The cast can come off in two months.
Sally: Then I will be all better?
Doctor: Yes, Sally.
Bob: Can Sally go swimming?
Doctor: No, Sally cannot get the cast wet.
Doctor: Sally, you must be more careful on the playground.
Sally: Yes, doctor.