Shrooq Abusharkh Shrooq Abusharkh

Listening and speaking TP2
Upper intermediate level


This lesson continues with the same context as the previous but moves to a doctor’s point of view. Ss will learn about cyberchondria through a radio interview with a doctor


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about cyberchondria in the context of radio interview with a doctor about cuberchondria

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion, conversation in the context of Cuberchondria


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

In small groups, Ss will be given photos and will be asked to order them and try to make up a story. Ss will get the meaning of cuberchondriac from the given example.

Pre-Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Ss are going to listen to a radio interview with a doctor talking about cyberchondria, but before this they are going to discuss with T some vocabulary: symptoms (n): CCQs: Does 'symptoms' mean the physical features or signs? Yes Is it related to illnesses or the treatment of the illnesses? illnesses What are the symptoms of flue? What part of speech is it? Noun as it has the 's; for plural. diagnose (v) diagnosis (n): synonyms: to identify, to examine. exotic (adj): Look at this sentence : I have an exotic friend. He has strange habits. He's really weird. CCQs: Is my friend foreign? Yes, Is he unfamiliar? Yes anti health websites: the word 'anti-bacteria' means that it loves bacteria or hates bacteria? hates, anti health websites is being against them. sensibly (adv): sensible (adj): synonyms: logical, commonsense. forums: synonyms: conference, meeting where ppl share the same ideas or problems. reliable (adj): You are a reliable person. we can depend on you in everything.: trusted, genuine, authentic. Now: Ss will listen to the interview and discuss the doctor's openion in patients using health websites with their partners.

While-Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Ss will listen to the audio again, but before they are going to take a look at these questions: 1. What did a patient she saw recently think he had? What did he really have? 2. What four things does she say that diagnosis depends on a part from symptoms? 3. What kind of website forums does she recommend? 4. complete the three tips she gives to cyberchondriacs: I. only look oline......... ii. Make sure that the website you are using is...... iii. Remember that common symptoms usually...... Ss will do peer-check w/c FB

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

in pairs, Ss will discuss these questions, giving as much information as possible. 1. Which of the doctor's three tips do you think is the most important? 2. How often do you look up information about health and illness on the internet? 3. Do you know anyone who you think is a hyperchondriac or cyberchondriac? 4. Do you think people in your country worry a lot about.....? a. their blood pressure. b. their cholesterol level. c. their eyesight. Do they worry about anything else related to health? w/c FB

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

Ss will be devided into two groups: one is doctors (role-play 1) and the other one is patients (role-play 2). in their groups, they will read the instructions and discuss what they are going to do and say in three minutes. Now, each doctor from the doctors group will be put with a patient from the patient group and have a three- minute conversation. The patient will start the conversation.

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