Unit 9 – Fire Drill – ESL Kids Lesson
Unit 9: Fire Drill
- Teach ESL kids how to be safe in the event of a fire.
- Learn new words related to fire safety, keeping safe.
- Learn how to use the conditional sentences to describe imaginary scenarios – if clause.
- Learn how to use the modal verbs ‘should’ and ‘have to’ for giving advice.
Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps
Ms. Ann brings in Fireman Dave to teach her students how to be safe in the event of a fire. Sally quickly declares her dislike for fires. Fires are simply too scary for her. Fireman Dave tells her that the more she learns about fires, the less scary it is. He used Sally to demonstrate what to do if fire gets on your body. The students learn that smoke rises and is the reason they should go down on their knees and crawl if there is a big fire inside the house. They also learn that in the event of a fire, they must feel the door before opening it. Sally is less scared of fires after the lesson.
|crawl||feel the door (touch)|
|If there is a big fire, call the fire department.|
|If there is fire on you, stop, drop and roll.|
|If there is fire inside the house, get on your knees and crawl.|
|If it is a small fire, you can put it out with a fire extinguisher.|
Modal 'Should' for giving advice
You should call the fire department, if there is a big fire.
You should stop, drop and roll if there is fire on you.
You should get on your knees and crawl if there is fire in the house.
Advice vs. Condition
|You should call the fire department...||...if there is a big fire.|
|You should stop, drop and roll...||...if there is fire on you.|
|You should get on your knees and crawl...||...if there is fire inside the house.|
Modal 'have to' for urgent advice
You have to feel the door before you open it.