Amal Amal

Interfering with nature
upper-intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about moral problems in modern medicine through guided discovery based on speaking, reading and listening activities. The leson starts with a discussion about possible problems in the medical field. This is followed by reading and listening passages about imaginary and real cases. Finally, there is some controlled practice as well as free practice.


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Main Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation, debate in the context of Medical field

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about Problems in modern medicine


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

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.

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

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.

Clarification (5-7 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

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

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

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.

Free Practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

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.

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