Saul Lopez Saul Lopez

Intermediate level


Abc EPD TP7 Power Point Presentation

Main Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about heart's functions in the context of nursing

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of Explaining how the heart works


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

Teacher makes a question to students: How common is to receive a patient with a heart disease or heart attack? Teacher elicits more information regarding the heart

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-15 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Teacher discuss the questions from the presentation with students: Answer Key: I The cardiac cycle includes all events which occur from the beginning of one heartbeat to the beginning of the next heartbeat, for example systole and diastole. 2 The atria and ventricles contract and then the whole heart relaxes. 3 Shortness of breath, as not enough blood is oxygenated by the lungs. 4 The nurse in the Cardiac Unit is sometimes required to teach patients about the cardiac cycle in order to explain some of the cardiac tests or procedures which patients have before heart surgery.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-14 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Teacher provides a reading for gist activity in which the students will have less time to read the text and answer the questions provided.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Teacher asks students to read again the text and this time provide more specific information about some parts of the heart.

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

With the information provided, teacher provides a role playing activit in whi the student in the role of a nurse will explain the teacher in the role of the patient, how the heart works

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