health and ailments
pre-intermidiate level


in this lesson students learn about reading undrestanding some medical lexis. it should follow on from previous lesson on the topic of the parts of the body. it provides the learner with a reading practice . finally there is some controlled practice through ............


Abc worksheets
Abc worksheets
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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and scan to introduce new receptive vocabulary commonly used in pharmacy field.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about having fever in the context of health


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

hold up 3 different medicines (what I have in the text) make sure learners know that we not only use the word medicine for general medication, but also specifically for liquid medication. highlight that tablets and capsules can come in bottles and packets. show them the picture of someone who is ill and ask them: what's the matter with him? is he ok? what does he need?

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

hand up cut ups: pictures and the names of the illnesses . ask them to do the matching task together in pairs. monitor and help weak learners. when the learners have finished, check the answers as whole class.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • reading for gist to find out the context of the text.

hand out the text and students read the text individually. task 1 find out the speakers , the place and the problem. ask them to check their answers in pairs correct as whole class taking an answer from each pair . write the answers on the board.

scanining (8-10 minutes) • scanning to find details the boy's illness

task 1 ask them to describe the boy and pick up symptoms of the illness. monitor and try to guide weak learners by eliciting . task 2 in pairs learners will pick up the treatment prescribed by the doctor. task 3 what terrified the boy at the end of the text? get the possible answers and hightlight the diffrence between celcuis and Fahrenheit thermometers .

Post-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and use the newly learned vocabulary in context

introduce the role play: ask the learners to get the enveloppe sticked at the bottom of each desk, stand up , open it and find somone who has the same color of paper. student A is the doctor, he has the picture of the illness, student B will describe the symptoms provided in the cards. student A Ask questions using the target language expressions. Student B will describe the symptoms student tell the patient what you think the illness is and prescribe the convenient treatment.

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