Reporting faults

This lesson focuses on speaking about potential equipment faults in someone’s cell. Some activities also involve reading the phrases above but differentiation suggestions are given for those with weaker literacy skills.

Level:  Entry 2 – Entry 3 / National 3-4 

Time:   75 - 90 minutes


  • To recognise and use vocabulary for items in a cell: light, bulb, sink, tap, telly (TV), loo (toilet).
  • To talk about six faults using functional phrases: my telly / my light  isn’t working, my loo won’t flush, my tap’s dripping, my sink’s blocked, the bulb’s gone.