To give Ss practice in reading for specific information and detail through the context of Top Tips for a Healthy Heart.
To review/present vocabulary related to healthy/unhealthy lifestyles. To review and practice “How often ..?” and frequency expressions. To give Ss semi-controlled speaking practice.
Procedure (43-56 minutes)
- play hangman to elicit "lifestyles". - check Ss know what this means. CCQs: Is it the type of life you have? Yes Can you change your lifestyle? Yes - write "healthy" and "unhealthy" on the white-board (WB). Give Ss the list of vocabulary in ex1a. Ss work in pairs/small groups to organise the vocabulary into healthy and unhealthy activities. Ss may not know some vocabulary, but encourage them to guess. - Ss come to the board and write them in the correct columns. Don't give any feedback (FB) at this point. - Ss work in pairs/small groups to match the words with the pictures by writing the picture number on the words. Check with the with the whole class (W/C) and go back to the lists on the board to see if they agree or want to make changes - think of some examples to help with the meaning of some vocabulary, e.g. "low/high in fat", "fried food", "get fit". - Drill some of the vocabulary for pronunciation where necessary - Ask Ss "Do you think you have a healthy lifestyle?". Ss work in groups to discuss this (ex1c)
- Ask Ss “What can we do to have a healthy heart?” Elicit some ideas. - Use their ideas to pre-teach/elicit “disease” and “portions" (a part of a total). (The teacher’s book also suggests pre-teaching “grams” and “cancer”, but these are the same in Turkish). - Show Ss ex2a and ask Ss to discuss the questions in pairs/small groups. Monitor and help if needed. Take some general FB, but don’t give the answers yet.
Show Ss the reading text. Ask them to read it quickly and see if their ideas are correct (ex2b). Ss read then check their answers with a peer. Take FB.
- Ask Ss to read again and find: 4 things that are good for your heart 4 things that are bad (ex2c). - Ss read again, then compare their answers with a peer. - Take FB and deal with any questions. - Ask them “Does anything in the article surprise you?” and get some general ideas.
- Ask Ss how much exercise does the article say is good for you. Get Ss to notice “four times a week”. - Use the model in ex5a to build up a chart of frequency expressions on the w/b – get Ss to help you by eliciting these. - Write the jumbled questions from ex5b on the w/b and get Ss to unjumble them (or change the wording of these questions so they stay in the context of health). - Drill some of the questions for pronunciation.
- Ask Ss a couple of “How often ...?” questions using some of the vocabulary from the lead-in to model this. Encourage Ss to answer using the frequency expressions. - Ss work in pairs to ask and answer the questions using ex6. - Take some general FB to find out who is healthier/the healthiest.