Interfering with nature
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation, debate in the context of Medical field
To provide specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about Problems in modern medicine
Procedure (39-49 minutes)
Teacher asks students if they experienced a medical problem in their lives. The students may respond yes or not. The teacher gives examples of a different people who were suffering because of a mistake done by doctors. Teacher asks them to describe and discuss what the pictures are about.
Teacher highlights the word dilemma: Form: noun Meaning: when you have to make a difficult choice between two things you could do Pronunciation: /dɪˈlemə/ In pairs, Students scan the text and summarize the dilemma in each case. Then in a group of 4, they discuss their answers together. Feedback discussion.
Teacher clarifies the difficult words in the text giving it's form, meaning and pronunciation. * Bone marrow donor: noun /bəʊn ˈmærəʊ ˈdəʊ.nər / Meaning: * embryo: noun /ˈembriəʊ/ Meaning: a human or an animal that is starting to develop in its mother's uterus * stroke: noun /strəʊk/ Meaning: a sudden change in the blood supply to a part of the brain, sometimes causing a loss of the ability to move particular parts of the body * chemotherapy: noun /ˌkiːməʊˈθerəpi/ Meaning: the treatment of a disease using chemicals * sperm: noun /spɜːm/ Meaning: a small cell produced by a male animal which joins an egg from a female animal to create a baby
Students are supposed to listen to the first audio and select which case the people are discussing. in group of 3, students give the main arguments for and against highlighted in the audio, they discussed together and then whole class feedback.
In a group of 3, Students choose the most interesting case for them. They look at the questions under the text and give arguments for and arguments against. After that, students change groups of the same case and try to share idea.