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Elementary level


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of illness related lexis in the context of health

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about conversation about feeling ill in the context of health
  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation about a past illness in the context of health


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

Greet the students, ask them to briefly introduce themselves. Show them the picture and ask; -What do you see in the pictures? -Is the woman feeling okay? -Where is she in the second picture? -What are they talking about? Elicit answers and set the context.

Controlled Practice/Clarification (10-12 minutes) • To concept check, to clarify the MFP, and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Give them handout 1 to see how much they know about the lexis to be taught in the lesson. Set 2 minutes for the task. They will check their answers in pairs. If they got most of them right, ask CCQs about the items, if not note down the answers on the board first. E.g. -Are they healthy? -Do they feel allright? -Are they in pain? -Are they sick? Point at the pictures, clarify the meaning of each (e.g. Which part of her body seem to be hurting?). Focus on pronunciation, model (or use good student pronunciation) and drill. Write them on the board and elicit synonyms of some by asking, "what is another word for that?" sick/ill fever/temperature

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Before playing the video, give them the handout and ask them to look at the question so that they have a purpose for listening. Tell them to listen and fill in the chart. When was the last time you got sick? What happened? What did you to feel better? They will check their answers in pairs. Ask them questions about the video and elicit answers; -What was the video about? -What were her problems? -What suggestions did he give her? Ask them, "When was the last time you got sick? What did you do?" and demo the answer. Tell them to speak about this in pairs for 1-2 minutes. . Ask a pair, "When was the last time she/he got sick? What did s/he do?". Elicit answers.

Semi-Controlled Practice (10-12 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Get them to play the game of charades. Demo it first by choosing an illness word from the box and mime the word. Students guess and tell the word. Then, one of the students asks the person who said the right word, "What's the matter?" pointing at the teacher. The students makes a sentence, "She has got a stomachache.". They will play it until all six words are practiced.

Freer Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with freer practice of the target language

Students will talk about sickness in pairs. Change the pairs. They will ask each other and answer the questions below using the useful language; -How often do you get sick? -What happens when you do? -What do you to feel better? Give them 2-3 minutes to talk and then elicit answers. Wrap-up the lesson

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