Home Remedies and Giving Advice
To provide practice checking predictions while reading
To provide practice searching for specific information while reading
To provide practice giving advice using imperatives and sentences with 'should' in the context of minor health issues.
To provide practice giving advice using 'if' in the context of minor health issues.
To provide practice and review using vocabulary related to minor illnesses.
For students to recall vocabulary related to remedies when giving advice on health issues.
Procedure (103-49 minutes)
-Show 4 photos of situations where people feel unwell with a caption describing the health problem. -Ask Ss what they would do in these situations
-T pre-teaches vocabulary by showing photos. T elicits, asks CCQs, drills, shows written form, teaches stress. Vocabulary words are drops of water, tie, bare feet, remedy and home remedy -Ss respond -T shows matching task -Ss make predictions about the reading while matching remedies to problems
-Jigsaw Reading: Each S is given a paragraph to read. -Ss check if predictions are true. -Ss discuss what they found with the class
-Ss complete a T/F exercise with their paragraph. -Ss discuss answers with the rest of the class.
-Ss discuss with the rest of the class what they think about these home remedies.
-Write 5 sentences on the board. 2 are perfect, 3 have mistakes. (Ss said these during the discussion and other points during the lesson). -Ss talk together about what the errors are in the sentences. -Ss tell the T their thoughts. -T gives feedback on their self-corrections.
-T tells Ss "I have a fever" and writes 'go to bed' and 'go to work' on the board. T asks which one is correct. T asks how the incorrect sentence can be fixed. -Ss respond. -T wants to add 'should' to the sentences. What are the new sentences? -Ss respond.
-T shows photos of people with a problem. -T elicits advice from student that would be helpful. -T asks CCQs, drills pronunciation and shows written form of target language (imperative, should).
-Ss complete task by filling in blanks with vocabulary words. -Ss check their answers by listening. -T asks Ss have questions.
-Give Ss a list of problems. Together they think of advice for each problem. -Ss discuss with the T the advice they came up with. -T gives feedback and error correction.
-T asks "If I have a temperature, what should I do?" -T writes Ss responses after writing "If you have a temperature, you should..." and show another word order too. -T elicits form and drills pronunciation
-Ss are given scrambled sentences. -Ss unscramble the sentences and type them in the chat box. T asks ICQs so Ss understand that they writing not speaking.
-Ss match if clauses with another clause as a group. -T gives feedback and error correction after Ss finish task.