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Workplace Lesson Idea: Reporting an Accident


Sometimes accidents happen at work. What are you going to do? How do you tell your manager what happened? By the end of the lesson, students will be able to report an accident either by talking to the manager or filling out an accident report.

  • Warm-up: Use pictures of accidents at work in the Accidents at Work handout to get students talking. Ask students: Where are they? Who are they? What is happening?
  • Use the conversation worksheet part of the Accidents at Work handout to show students the words. Have the students practice the conversations in pairs.
  • Discuss the completed accident report in the Accident Reports handout to familiarize the students to a formal document.
  • Using the Accidents handout, have students match words with pictures of accidents. For higher levels, students will be able to identify and describe what is happening in the pictures.
  • Have students fill out a blank accident report, as in the Accident Reports handout.
  • Charades:
    • Use the Accident Cards Handout. Students break out into 2 teams (A and B).
    • Team A chooses a picture to act out while while Team B guesses the answer. Students will be able to recall accidents at work.
  • Picture Bingo:
    • Print or copy as many Bingo Board blanks as you have players.
    • Write the key words and phrases from the handout in a different, random order in the Bingo squares of each board.
    • Cut out the individual picture squares from the Accident Cards handout and write the corresponding key word or phrase on the back of each one. These will be your Bingo cards.
    • To play, you will need some sort of markers, such as jelly beans, or small squares of colored paper. Each player starts with one marker on the FREE square. Shuffle the bingo cards, and turn them over one at a time. The players must identify the picture with the correct key word or phrase, and if it appears on their Bingo board, place a marker on that square. The winner is the first person to complete a row.
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