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Language lesson
Upper-intermediate level


In this lesson students learn some vocabulary items in the context of illness and injury. The lesson starts with a lead-in about medical care, and then some vocabulary items will be taught to the learners. The lesson goes further and comes to an end with a discussion on having serious injuries.


Main Aims

  • Teaching vocabulary in the context of illness and injury

Subsidiary Aims

  • Reading for detail. Speaking about illness or injury.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

At the start of the lesson, students are shown a picture about an injury and talk about a couple of questions : 1. Do you have any medical information? 2. What would you do if you face a serious injury?

Test #1 (3-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

Show them the pictures of page 14 and ask them to match some cards, on which the names of those injuries or illnesses are written, with the pictures. And then as you get feedback, check their pronunciation and help them pronounce these words correctly.

Teach (5-10 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

Elicit some other blocking words which need to be learned before answering the quiz questions. Then, learners are asked to read the quiz questions and choose the correct items by the help of a partner.

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

A game which helps learners recognize the target language throughout a recognition game. Learners do a gap filling activity as well. They match some instructions with the injuries or illnesses.

Free practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

In this part of the lesson, learners are introduced to some discussion questions and learners are asked to share their experiences or others' experiences with a partner. Then they join bigger groups to report on their pair work activity and choose the most serious injury or illness in their group.

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