What Happened?

General English, Speaking Lessons
A2 Elementary
Past Simple, Present Perfect
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
What Happened? | ESL Printables

Lesson Description

Have you ever felt under the weather or out of sorts? In this lesson, students will discuss health, injuries, and accidents. This lesson features audio talking about someone’s injury. Students will learn and practice the simple past tense, the present perfect tense, and vocabulary relating to this topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • To discuss health, injuries, and accidents

  • To learn and review the simple past and present perfect tense

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Listen to the audio to learn about what will happen if you run in high heels. You could end up with a broken leg, or you could wind up meeting your future husband and soul mate.

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

high-heels [noun]: shoes usually worn by women that have a very tall piece on the bottom that lifts the back of the foot
rock climbing [noun]: the sport of climbing on rocks or in mountains
symptom [noun]: any feeling of either physical or mental change that is caused by an illness or disease
hypochondriac [noun]: a person who is abnormally anxious about their health
supplement [noun]: any medicine containing substances you need to stay healthy, in addition to what you get from food
sore [adjective]: painful and uncomfortable
sprain [verb]: to stretch or tear the tissue that limits the movement of a body joint
surgery [noun]: the treatment that involves cutting open the body and removing or repairing the damaged part
ache [noun]: a mild continuous and unpleasant pain
injury [noun]: physical harm or damage done to a living thing
pierce [verb]: to make a hole in something with a pointed object
dye [verb]: to change the color of something using a special liquid substance
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