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English Conversation Class on Forgiveness

Published on May 14th, 2016 | Last updated on July 14th, 2024 by | Category: Speaking Practice in English | 18 Comments on English Conversation Class on Forgiveness | 279 Views | Reading Time: 3 minutes

English Conversation Class on Forgiveness with educational activities for advanced ESL students

Key Words: forgiveness, understanding, tolerance, pardon, reconciliation, exoneration, etc.

English questions on forgiveness

  1. What are some of the advantages of forgiveness?
  2. Does forgiveness require two people to be involved?
  3. 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 practice forgiveness

  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 forgive them entirely.
  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. 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.


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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.

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