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#21 Look on the bright side!(Int.)


21 - Look on the bright side! A lesson practicing the use of "chunks" to respond to information in a good way......

Warm - up ; Put the following "chunks" on the board

1. Look at it this way!
2. Very true but ....
3. Anyways, ...
4. Look on the bright side.....
5. But on the other hand.....


Tell the students some bad news. Really complain! My wife left me! I'm broke! The cost of living is so high! My office is so noisy! etc.....
Let the students respond using the gambits above.

Hand out the activity sheet attached. Students in 2/3 will practice using these "chunks" . One student reads out the complaint and the others offer positive responses... If students finish earlier than others, have them make their own complaints and these are read out to the class or partners who offer to "see the bright side".

Finally, let them complain to you and you, the teacher, offer your wealth of positive advice!

You might end this lesson with a song - of course "Always look on the bright side of life " by Monty python would be ideal (and it is in our Karaoke folder, play with the karafun player). But there are many songs that might fit the bill - "walking on sunshine" is another.....(and in the karaoke folder and quick karaoke. THIS VIDEO would also be very inspirational!

Resources: ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE.doc

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