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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 ?
  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 excuse somebody for what he/she has done to you in order to forgive them?

Related Idioms, Proverbs & Expressions:

  1. : Excused – released – exempted
  2. Pardon/: Used humorously to say that you are sorry for using a swear word or solecism
  3. /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 and .
  2. Sit relaxed and .
  3. yourself when you were most productive. Do not 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 them to God.
  7. for them, no matter how they have been to you.
  8. Remember that if you hold of them, you just hurt yourself.
  9. The 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 . ()
  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.

, you should not forgive.


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 .


Reaching a Conclusion: 

  • At the end of each session, we try to come to an informed conclusion on the selected issue.
  • The students are expected to take notes during the class and use their notes to reach a conclusion at the end of each session in around 2 minutes.

Call for Feedback:

Please help us to improve the quality of this class and our online community (LELB Society) by expressing your precious ideas about this question:

In , which one is more important: teacher’s or teacher’s ?

Class Regulations:

  1. Please write down your questions about the topic of the next session in the comment form below.
  2. If you don’t make any question, we cannot have you in our discussion.
  3. You should first create an account, log in to your account
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Hossein Hariri

1. Do you think we should forgive others all the time? Please explain more.


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.

Hossein Hariri

‘For’ in for example should be capitalized because a new sentence starts.

Hossein Hariri

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.

Hossein Hariri

You are just replying to my questions. I want you to make independent questions of your own.

Hossein Hariri

2. Which one should come first: forgiving yourself or forgiving others?


Both should come eventually , at first your self and then others.

Hossein Hariri

Yourself is one single word (no space required)

Hossein Hariri

3. What would happen if you continue holding grudges against people?


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.

Hossein Hariri

Nice simile! I enjoyed it so much 🙂
Every one ==> everyone
effect ==> affect

Hossein Hariri

4. Why is it necessary for you to forgive yourself?

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5. Which one is more true about you: forgiving others, or being forgiven by others?

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6. How would you react when somebody forgives you?

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7. Can forgiveness increase the rate of crime in the society?

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8. On what conditions does God forgive us our sins?


9- Can you mention some ways to help us forgive others?

Hossein Hariri

Good question. We will discuss it in the class.

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