The following ESL resources are available for Sympathy:
General English course books (adults)
Unit 4 Body Pages 34 - 35(1) Listening : five dialogues with problems (health related) and sympathetic (or not) responses.
(2) Listening focusing on stress (to convey feeling).
Peter Moore Sarah Cunningham
Module 2 Life's ups and downs Page 23 Responding sympathetically Listening: 3 short conversations (A: problem -> B: response - sympathetic / unsympathetic).
Grading of phrases (What a shame! etc.) for degree of sympathy.
Unit 4 Challenge Page 44 Useful phrases and pronunciation Six conversations about minor health problems
(Revamp of previous edition unit 4, p34)
Follow up pairwork activity: A explains problem; B responds un/ sympathetically and gives advice
Speaking / listening skills books