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Illness and injury vocabulary and pronunciation
Upper intermediate level


In this lesson students will practice pronunciation of 4 phonemes on examples of new vocabulary, learn the target language. They will follow this up with a speaking, discussing their own opinions on the topic.


Abc Exercise handout
Abc Exercise handout,Ex. 2f
Abc Matching words

Main Aims

  • Practicing pronunciation of words using the 4 phonemes presented in the context of illness and injury.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Speaking practice for fluency and memorization of the target language in the context of illness and injury.


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

T walks in with a bandage on his ankle. T will explain that he has just had an accident and elicit what are the possible consequences of it. T-S task feedback (elicit target language).

Pre-teach vocabulary (7-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the pronunciation practice using the target language

T will give Ss a list with the target language and elicit the unknown words. T will divide Ss into pairs, give out a vocabulary exercise where Ss must match the words with the relevant pictures. T will ask CCQs to make sure Ss have understood. Ss peer check.

Pronunciation (7-10 minutes) • To practice pronunciation of words using the 4 phonemes presented in the context of illness and injury.

T writes the phonemes on the board. T elicits the pronunciation of the phonemes. T explains the task. T divides Ss into pairs. Ss do the task a. They must write the words to the related phoneme. T gives the Ss the exercise handout. Teacher asks to match the ex with the words from the ex d and adapt them to the ex a. Ss peer check.

Drilling (7-10 minutes) • To drill the pronunciation and to use the vocabulary in context.

T writes the words individually and examples with these words on the WB. T reads the words out loud. Students repeat after him couple times. Teacher reads the examples out loud. Ss repeat after him couple times as well. T asks Ss questions using the vocabulary. Ss answer the questions using the same vocabulary.

Freer practice. (8-10 minutes) • To use the target language in the context and to practice speaking skills.

T divides the students into pairs. Students do the ex. f. Ss ask and answer the questions with a partner. T demos that the Ss should follow up questions and try to answer them using the target language. T adds his own questions.

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