To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about Confessions of a cyberchondriac in the context of Health
To provide fluency in the context of Health
To develop vocabulary for using medical words and phrases
Procedure (29-39 minutes)
• T gives an example to illustrate a 'hypochondriac' and students share their experiences. • T shows the picture of a cyberchondriac and elicits ideas about the picture. • Ss discuss in pairs. • T leads feedback.
Ss read the first two paragraphs of the article quickly for gist (30 seconds) to find out what a 'cyberchondriac' is. Ss discuss in group and feedback open class about what we now know.
T presents and checks understanding of key vocabulary. (MFP)
T introduces the task and uses ICQs to check the sts understand. Ss work on their own to read the text and answer questions (5 minutes). Ss check in pairs (2 minutes). Check answers open class. Ss underline in the text where the answers are. FB – Ss underline answers on the text copied onto the board.
Ss are given five questions and discuss in groups. T monitors the class FB open class