|B2||Idioms for expressing annoyance||45|
Busy-bragging has become an element of every talk with friends, family and co-workers and a status symbol in modern society. People boast about being busy in a manner that resembles complaining. Moreover, they often just want to say: “Can you see how important I am?”. This pet peeve lesson consists of various tasks, but the main focus is discussion.
In this pet peeve lesson, students will learn the ways to express their annoyance and talk about pet hates they have. Firstly, they have to answer questions including such phrases as: get on one’s nerves, drive somebody nuts, etc. Then, they move to the discussion on annoying things in modern life. There is a list of 10 things, however, you can search for other examples too.
VIDEO AND DISCUSSION
Next, students watch the video about busy-bragging and answer the comprehension questions. There are two questions at the end of this exercise which are not based on the video, but students’ own opinions. After watching the video, they will also have the chance to discuss the most annoying things connected with their workplaces. To help them collect some ideas, there is a short text which they have to complete with words given, and then discuss.
This pet peeve lesson should take around 45 minutes depending on how much your students are engaged in the discussion.
Extra Content – Complaining and Role-play
For our Beta-Teachers (Tier 2 Patrons), we give a special set of tasks to build on this lesson and have more vocabulary and speaking practice. With this extra worksheet, you will teach your students some informal and formal expressions for complaining and practice them in a role-play activity with a twist 🙂
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