What’s Going On?

General English, Speaking Lessons
Audio, Text
A2 Elementary
Present Continuous
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
What’s Going On? | ESL Worksheets

Lesson Description

Have you ever had mixed feelings about a situation? In this lesson, students will describe how people might feel in various situations. This lesson features audio of conversations between several people who explain what is happening at the moment. Students will learn and practice the present continuous 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 describe how people might feel in different situations

  • To learn and review the present continuous tense

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Listen to the audio to hear about people who are in a hurry. Whether they are rushing out the door or partying in a loud place, anything that is said to them will go in one ear and out the other.

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

terrified [adjective]: very scared
skydiving [noun]: the sport of jumping out of an airplane and free falling through the air before opening a parachute
stinky [adjective]: smelling in an unpleasant way
photocopier [noun]: an office machine that is used to make copies of documents
conference [noun]: a big, formal meeting where groups of talks on a particular subject are given
chase [verb]: to run and try to catch someone or something
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