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

emergencies video lesson

1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

emergencies game

2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The student’s score is recorded in the Learning Management System (LMS). This game can only be played on a PC, not mobile devices.

emergencies test

3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.

Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'Emergencies'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

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Lesson Story:

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.


New Words

broken leg
broken arm
fell off
hurt (in pains)
monkey bars

Key Sentences:

Emergency conditions

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.

Dialogue Script

Lisa: Sally, look at me!

Sally: Wow, Lisa! You are very high up!

Lisa: It is very fun! Climb up here!

Sally: Okay.

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.

This lesson is part of the Level 5 English course.

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