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Teaching Practice 8: Health Problems
Elementary level


In this lesson, the Ss are going to receive guided discovery about several health issues. For the initial stage the T asks the Ss if they are currently having troubles with their health and then tries connecting the illnesses under the same roof. The lesson continues with several handouts, coving the relevant vocabulary practices and dialogues.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of illnesses and treatments in the context of health problems and showing sympathy

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of health problems, treatments and showing sympathy


Lead-in/Presentation/Focus on Meaning (5-10 minutes) • To draw Ss' attention to the forms, then clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language.

The T starts the lesson with several pictures, all showing different kinds of sicknesses. After raising some curiosity, the T then starts writing their names. With repeated QAs, ICQs and CCQs, the T then delivers handouts to the Ss, who are supposed to fill in the gaps accordingly.

Extension (5-10 minutes) • To prepare learners for more meaningful practice

For further information about the topic, the Ss are going to review and drill more vocabulary. The second handouts are going to support the T to provide the form, meaning and pronunciation in a better way.

Exposure (5-10 minutes) • To provide the Ss with controlled practice of the target language.

Here in this stage the T gives the third handout, which will include a gap fill exercise about showing sympathy to a sick person.

Exposure (5-10 minutes) • To prepare learners for more meaningful practice

Concentrating on the phrases, the T delivers the last handout, which is going to be held with a pair or group activity.

Closure (15-20 minutes) • To provide a freer practice of the TL.

The T asks the Ss to stand up and walk around the classroom, find someone and ask about their well-being.

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