Activities for Practice: How do you Feel?

(excerpted and adapted from Tutoring ESL: A Handbook for Volunteers)

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Purpose: Chance for self-expression, assessment.

Materials: None.


Have the student complete the sentence:

I feel happy when…

Use any other adjectives that would be appropriate:

I feel happy/sad/frustrated/angry.

This is a good way to assess not only your student’s ability to put together a description of how she’s feeling, but will give you clues about how well she’s able to use the English you’ve been working on out in the real world.

From Tutoring ESL: A Handbook for Volunteers. Reproduced with permission from the publisher, Tacoma Community House Training Project, Tacoma, WA 98405.

Excerpted and adapted, with permission, by

Kaizen Program
for New English Learners with Visual Limitations
email: kaizen ( at )