First Aid - Vocabulary Lesson
Upper Intermediate level
To provide clarification, practice and review of medical words in the context of injuries and illnesses
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of injuries and illnesses
Procedure (45-57 minutes)
Engage the students by playing a game of hang man, where by they guess the words FIRST AID.
Give Ss HO1 and tell them to look at the pictures and decide in pairs what they think first aid is. Tt to demonstrate through role play if necessary. Ask Ss about their own experiences e.g. Has anybody broken a leg. Has anybody given first aid to someone with a broken leg?
Ss will be given time to read a text on HO1 with 6 multiple choice questions on first aid. Some words will be highlighted and Ss will have to decide in pairs what they think the words mean. I will then check answers as a WG and nominate Ss from the pairs to see if they got the meaning of the words. Follow up with pronunciation drilling of the highlighted words.
Ss will now complete the 6 question first aid quiz themselves working in pairs. The answer keys will be displayed in various places around the classroom and Ss will check their answers. Afterwards in 3 groups Ss will discuss amongst themselves how to treat choking, burns and a bleeding wound.
Ss will given HO2. They will read the questions on the sheet and discuss among themselves their own experiences of first aid and illness. Afterwards Ss will discuss their answers as a WC.