To introduce students to, and give practice using, lexis related to body parts.
To practice talking and writing about body parts and injuries.
Procedure (37-47 minutes)
St get in a circle. The teacher sings the song "Put your right hand in," and st mime with him. If they can, they join in with the singing.
T shows st pictures of people who are have been hurt, e.g., people with broken arms, missing limbs, scarred cheeks, missing eyes or fingers, etc. T elicits the body part that has been hurt, and the injury. T leaves pictures on the board, and writes target language beneath each picture. T erases target vocabulary and drills it.
T shows a video of Wile E. Coyote chasing Road Runner, in which he progressively gets more and more injured, until he is bandaged all over. Sts receive strips of paper with TL (injuries with body parts). In groups, they put the strips in chronological order, based on the video. Not all strips will be used.
Students watch a video of Tom and Jerry. They are told they will watch the video only once, and that they must write down Tom's injuries in the order they are received on a piece of paper. Sts work in groups to fill out the hand out. Teacher shows video again for sts to check their answers.
St work in groups if four. Each group receives A3 paper with an outline picture of a human body. Each group receives a text talking about the injuries received by the person, and are told to draw the injuries onto the picture. They use sticky tack to put the picture on the wall in different parts of the classroom. Feedback: students walk to each other's pictures and comment on the injuries and the drawings.
St work in pairs. They write a short story in which two people get injured in the same location. They can be hurting each other, or can be hurt by other people. They then read the text while another pair of students mimes the events of their story.