Upper-Intermediate level


Abc Powerpoint Presentation

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, detailed and deduction reading practice using a text about Confessions of a Cyberchondirac

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of health related vocabulary items in the context of Confessions of a Cyberchondriac
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of Confessions of a Cyberchondriac


Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Tell them that as you know many things has changed with technology such as our way of learning and communication. Also, we have started to have new health and psychological problems that we didn't have before or the degree of already existing problems has increased such as eye disorders, back pains, being obese, being unsocial and computer addiction. Ask them to discuss in pairs what other health problems we have due to technology. Elicit answers.

Pre-Reading (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Tell that they will read a text about one of the health problems caused by technology. Show two of the pictures about cyberchondriac and ask them to guess what the text is about in pairs. Elicit answers. Show the title on powerpoint and ask them to guess the meaning of cyberchondriac and hypocondriac. Elicit answers.

While-Reading #1 (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

Ask them to read in 3 minutes and check if their predictions related to the meanings of the words are right or wrong. Discuss the meanings in pairs and come up with a definition. For feedback, nominate a few students to share their definitions.

While-Reading #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

Post 4 copies of the text on the wall and make students 4 groups. Give them the topic sentences and ask them to stand up and match the topic sentences and post them to the top of the related paragraphs. Also, give each student one copy of the text and topic sentences to make it easier for them to read. For feedback, show the answers on powerpoint.

While-Reading #3 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Ask them to work in pairs and deliver the vocabulary worksheets. Ask them to find the words from the text and guess the meanings and then, match the words with meanings. For feedback, listen the answers and check and then ask if they have any problems or questions.

Post-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Make them watch the video. Ask them to discuss in groups of four if they are cyberchondriacs, if they check their symptoms before visiting a doctor, what the advantages and disadvantages of checking the symptoms online, how it affects a doctor's reaction if you check it before and interfere with his/her job. give the possible questions that they can ask eachother. For feedback, nominate one student from each group to talk about what they have discussed and their answers to the questions.

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