The phrase of the day today is…
Spare a thought for someone.
As we’re over a year into the horrific war in Ukraine, we should spare a thought for all of the people who have been killed, injured or displaced as a result of Russia’s brutal invasion.
The expression means to stop and think about that group of people. The expression often appears like this:
Spare a thought for those less fortunate than you.
Encourage your students to think of other marginalised groups who need more support and attention at the moment. Perhaps consider creating a poster display with all your students’ messages of support for different groups.
Have them discuss the following questions in pairs:
- How often do you think people spare a thought for those less fortunate than them these days?
- What else can be done to raise awareness of the plight of marginalised groups?
- Do you know anyone who has taken in refugees or offered support in other ways?
- Would you be willing to do it?