In this Advanced ESL lesson, the student will talk about hypothetical situations related to stress using the subjunctive mood.
The lesson starts with a discussion about stress and what causes it. This is followed by an exercise in which the student decides which jobs on the list are the most stressful ones and explains why.
Vocabulary: stress management
The student learns some useful words and expressions to talk about stress management by matching them with the closest synonyms (e.g. pressure, dead-end, cope, overwhelmed). Then, they use these words to fill in the gaps.
Grammar: the subjunctive mood
In the grammar part, the student learns what subjunctive is, what types of subjunctive there are (base subjunctive and were-subjunctive), and how it’s used.
The student then identifies subjunctive forms in a dialogue.
Next, they pick a card with a problem explained and try to give advice/tip using the subjunctive mood.
Video: Understanding stress and how to manage it
The student watches the video Stress 101: Understanding stress and how to manage it and tries to remember three main causes of stress according to the video, as well as ways to overcome it.
The lesson ends with a discussion about which stress-causing and stress-releasing activities are mindful/mindless.
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