angry man
Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on October 11, 2022 and last updated on July 26, 2023

Understanding the topic of “Anger” holds immense value for English learners as it provides a relevant and universal subject to explore various emotions and expressions.

Delving into this theme enables learners to expand their emotional vocabulary, comprehend nuanced feelings and master ways to articulate personal frustrations. By engaging with this essential aspect of human nature, learners can enhance their language skills, empathy and overall fluency, empowering them to communicate more confidently in both personal and professional contexts.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Anger Review

Anger is a negative feeling that often leads to aggression and destructive behaviours. When we’re angry, it’s important to take time to cool down before responding. This will help prevent you from saying or doing something you might regret later.

Controlling your own anger is also incredibly important for maintaining healthy relationships with others and yourself, as well as ensuring that you don’t hurt anyone else by letting your anger get out of control.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • lose your temper (idiom)
  • calm down (phrasal verb)
  • cool down (adjective)
  • behaviour (noun)
  • aggression (noun)
  • angry (adjective)
  • emotion (noun)
  • regret (verb)
  • feeling (noun)

Conversation Questions

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  • What kind of things make you angry?
  • When was the last time you got angry?
  • Do you tend to get angry easily?
  • Why do you think some people get angry easily?
  • Do you think anger manage classes can be useful for people who struggle to control their anger? Why?
  • It what situations can anger be a good emotion to have?
  • Do you know anyone who regularly loses their temper?
  • What should people do to calm down when they are angry?
  • Would you get angry if someone stole your mobile phone?
  • Would you get angry if someone cut you up when driving?
  • Would you get angry if you were accused of something that you didn't do?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.