The Body; Health , Should/ Shouldn`t
Elementary level


Ss learn & practise how to give advice using should / shouldn`t in the context of common cures for colds & flu.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of should/shouldn`t in the context of health problems

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of Health; Body in the context of illness


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

Ask: When was the last time you were ill? Where did you hurt? Make ss to name part of their bodies. Ss look at the picture and match words and body parts.

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

Ask: What do you do when you`ve got a cold? Do you go to work/ school, stay at home and rest or go to the doctor/ take some medicine? What do you do when you are ill? 2B Ss look at the words in the box and match them with photos of people. 2C Ss look at health problems in ex.2B & write them in the correct place in the table. Ss read & write missing words & phrases about health and then listen & check.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Ss read article about cold cures and answer questions. 5A/B Ss look at the sentences, underline the correct one to complete the rules and then compete the table.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Use should + Infinitive to give advice : You should take a medicine. & to recommend : You should see that film.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

6A Ss look at health problems words and choose advice from the list with should/shouldn`t .

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Ss look at the pictures and find what`s wrong with the people. Ss listen and find correct advice for the health problems. Ss listen and number the pictures Ss listen and find each person`s health problems

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

Pair-work What do you take for that? Ss ask and answer questions about health. pair work Name the illness Ss take cards and name the illness, then give some advice using should/shouldn`t

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