Lisa Markowski Lisa Markowski

Eng for Med. Unit 5 Causes and Effects of Disease 5.3
B2 level


5.3 note-taking symbols stress within words lecture language 'signpost' language


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of language used for note-taking symbols in the context of lectures

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review and clarification of lecture language in the context of lectures


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask Ss to tell me what the lecture was about from the previous week (Lesson 5.2) [Infectious diseases and prevalence] Ss review their notes. How did they record their notes? Did they write all the words? Do they have any short-hand (short note forms that they use)? Ss discuss in groups. Share if they want.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

5.3 A Ss look at 'student's lecture notes' on top-right of page 41. 1. Ask Ss what abbreviations are there? (e.g. WHO s/s Afr AIDS = 1m =>70% wrld mth) Ss work in groups to determine what the abbreviations mean. 2. Ss correct the mistakes (^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^check in teacher's book how many mistakes there are and tell Ss the number*********************) 3. Work in groups to make a spider diagram of the notes. [can skip the spider diagram for time]

While-Listening #1 (6-10 minutes) • To complete lecture notes from previous week

5.3 B Listening Ss listen to part 4 (1:09 min) (track 24) of the lecture. 1. Ss complete their notes. 2. Ss answer why the lecture has to stop. 3. Ss answer what the research task is.

Highlighting (3-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language - word stress

5.3 C listening Ss listen to a recording (1:25 min) (track 25) of a list of words and number them in the order that they hear them. Answers on PowerPoint

Pre-Listening #2 (3-5 minutes) • To prepare Ss to listen.

5.3 D Ss look at the bottom right box on page 41 (extract from the lecture they'd just listened to). 1. Ss try to fill the gaps with words they think would work. !!!Do not put up PowerPoint answers - Ss listen to check answers!!!

Listening (2-4 minutes) • To check ideas from the gap fill in 5.3 D 1.

5.3 D continued 2. Ss listen to the lecture extract (0:56 min) (track 26) to check their gap-filling. After they check their answers, ask if they want it again. If they do play it. If they don't they can check in pairs and then view PowerPoint answers.

Vocab Development (8-10 minutes) • To concept check vocabulary

5.3 D continued. 3. Ss match words or phrases from the blue box (bottom left page 41) with the lecture extract. (synonyms) 4. Brainstorm other words with similar meanings. (can use thesaurus). Also they can look at 'signpost language' from skills bank page 45.

Post listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with opportunity to discuss with classmates the research task set by the lecturer

5.3 E. Ss discuss in groups about the research task set by the lecturer. 1. What kind of information would they look for? 2. What do you already know about the topic?

Web site designed by: Nikue