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English Conversation Class on Forgiveness

Forgiveness-www.LELB.netEnglish Conversation Class on “Forgiveness

An Inspiring Course for Intellectuals

Related Audio/Video File:

Please listen to/watch this audio/video file (lecture, presentation, dialogue, audio-book, etc.) on our current subject before the class and try to answer the following questions:


  1. What are some of the advantages of forgiveness?
  2. Describe the technique that was used in the video to exercise forgiveness.
  3. What was the role of the mirror when the participants tried to forgive?
  4. What changes appeared in the participants’ behaviors after putting the technique to use?
  5. Does forgiveness require two people to be involved?
  6. Do you need to verbally excuse somebody for what he/she has done to you in order to forgive them?

Related Idioms, Proverbs & Expressions:

  1. Off the hook: Excused – released – exempted
  2. Pardon/excuse my French: Used humorously to say that you are sorry for using a swear word or solecism
  3. Forgive a debt/loan: To write off – To declare that some money does not need to be paid back

Related Techniques to Learn English to Live Better from the creator of the LELB Society:

  1. Forgiveness is essential for mental health and peace of mind.
  2. Sit relaxed and take some deep breaths.
  3. Visualize yourself when you were most productive. Do not capture images of yourself when you were unproductive for any reason.
  4. In order to forgive yourself, first you need to forgive others.
  5. Mention the names of the people that you think they’ve offended you.
  6. Then say that you will release them to God.
  7. Wish happiness and success for them, no matter how offensive they have been to you.
  8. Remember that if you hold grudge of them, you just hurt yourself.
  9. The acid test for forgiveness is that there are some memories and you do not delete the memories, but the memories are not that bitter anymore.
  10. When God asks you to forgive others, it is for your own good. (Joyce Meyer)
  11. If you don’t learn to forgive others, the only person who is hurt is you.

Argue for/against: 

Please take an either positive or negative position to the statement below. You cannot be neutral. If all students have the same idea, the teacher will play devil’s advocate to have a heated argument.

On some occasions, you should not forgive.

Photo Scanning:

Please examine the photo below and try to come up with as many reasons as you can in support of the following statement:

This woman cannot forgive an offender.


Call for Feedback:

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About Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl

Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl is an English and Persian instructor, researcher, inventor, author, blogger, SEO expert, website developer, and the creator of LELB Society. He's got a PhD in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). Study our guest posting guidelines for authors.

18 comments on “English Conversation Class on Forgiveness”

    • Nearly every one has been hurt by action or word of others , and it is natural to think of revenge or resentment by holding grudges. In reality holding grudges is like swallowing poison and expecting the other person to get hurt by it. The anger,frustration and take away the youth and time thanks to an increase in the stress hormone cortisol. As it effects on your blood pressure, heart rate and most likely to die from heart disease.

    • To what extent will one be able to forgive? for example if someone kills his parents will they be forgiven I guess the answer is no.

      • Dear Noor, it’s so good to reply to my questions. I admire you.
        But please create your own questions, too. Your question should be numbered “4” as we have 3 basic questions so far.


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