Module 12: Feelings
In this module, you will learn vocabulary related to emotions and feelings, as well as how to talk about personal feelings and experiences. You will also practice basic conversation incorporating cultural differences in expressing emotions in Australia. Understanding and discussing feelings is important for daily life, building relationships, and fostering emotional well-being.
Vocabulary related to Emotions and Feelings:
1. Happy: happy, joyful, content, satisfied, cheerful
2. Sad: sad, unhappy, down, depressed, upset
3. Angry: angry, mad, annoyed, irritated, furious
4. Scared: scared, afraid, frightened, nervous, anxious
5. Surprised: surprised, amazed, shocked, astonished
6. Tired: tired, exhausted, sleepy, worn out
7. Confused: confused, puzzled, bewildered, unsure
8. Excited: excited, thrilled, eager, enthusiastic
Talking about Personal Feelings and Experiences:
1. To express your own feelings, use “I am/I’m” or “I feel” followed by the appropriate adjective. For example, “I’m happy” or “I feel tired.”
2. To ask about someone else’s feelings, use “How are/How’re” followed by the appropriate question. For example, “How are you feeling?” or “How’s your day been?”
3. When discussing experiences, use “I” followed by a verb and a description of the event. For example, “I enjoyed the concert last night” or “I felt nervous during the job interview.”
Basic Conversation Practice Incorporating Cultural Differences in Expressing Emotions in Australia:
In Australia, people tend to be open and direct when expressing their emotions, although they may also use humour to lighten the mood or maintain a sense of modesty. It’s important to be aware of cultural differences and to adapt your communication style accordingly.
Practice discussing feelings and emotions with the following conversation prompts:
1. “How do you usually feel when you start a new job?”
2. “What was the last thing that made you feel really happy?”
3. “How do you handle feeling stressed or overwhelmed?”
4. “Can you think of a time when you were surprised by someone’s actions or a situation?”
5. “What do you do when you’re feeling down to lift your mood?”
In this module, you have learned vocabulary related to emotions and feelings, as well as how to talk about personal feelings and experiences. You have also practiced basic conversation incorporating cultural differences in expressing emotions in Australia. This knowledge is important for daily life, building relationships, and fostering emotional well-being.