Healthcare Lesson 3
Lesson 3 focuses on vocabulary and collocation building. It is a 50 minute lesson that provides both individual and group interaction.
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Topic: Vocabulary and Collocations
Target Learners: High Intermediate Adults
Language Focus: Vocabulary Building, Discourse Competence, Pronunciation
Primary Skills: Vocabulary Building, Collocations
Secondary Skills: Speaking, Listening
Teaching Aids and Materials: Handout, Chalk board.
Stages of Lesson
-Review: Review of past lessons
-Introduction: Ss will read sentences to discover part of speech and collocations for common English.
Practice: Ss will read sentences aloud and discuss answers to questions.
-Collocations: Ss will group words based on collocation completing chart.
-Vocabulary: New vocabulary is introduced. Ss should read sentences aloud for pronunciation and intonation.
-Discussion: Ss discuss different remedies for common health problems. Class decides if it is a good idea or not.
Aches and Pains
Read the sentences below and answer the questions at the bottom of the page.
My tooth hurts.
|I have a toothache.|
My back hurts.
|I have a backache.|
|My head hurts.||I have a headache|
|My back hurts.||I have a sore back|
|My throat hurts.||I have a sore throat.|
|My ankle hurts.||I have a sore ankle.|
1) What part of speech is hurt? ___________________________________________
2) What part of speech is sore?___________________________________________
3) What part of speech is ache?___________________________________________
4) What words go with ache? _____________________________________________
5) Write a definition for the words hurts, sore and ache. ____________________
Match the words that can be paired with ache as a noun, sore as an adj. and hurt as a verb. All words will be used more than once.
remedy (noun) – something that helps cure a disease or control its symptoms.
Does anyone know a good remedy for a sore throat?
treat (verb) – to deal with an illness or patient in order to help get better.
I suggest hot tea with honey to treat a sore throat.
treatment (noun) – application of medicine, surgery or action.
She went to the hospital for treatment of her illness.
remedy, treatment remedy, treatment
There are many different treatments or remedies for some health problems in different areas of the world.
A) : Are natural remedies and alternative medicine popular in your country?
If so, what are some of the most popular natural and alternative methods?
B) : Talk to your partners and discuss advice for treating the following health problems. Be prepared to share your health advice with the class.
Ex. What do you do when you have a cold?
When I have a cold, my mother told me to drink lots of orange juice.
Talk to your partners and discuss advice for treating the following. Be prepared to share your advice with the class.
What do you do when you have a … ?
|Health Problem||Advice 1||Advice 2||Advice 3|
Listen to your classmates share their answers.
Is there any advice you would like to try?
Is there any advice you disagree with?
1) What part of speech is hurt? ___verb___________________________________
2) What part of speech is sore?____adj.___________________________________
3) What part of speech is ache?_____noun_________________________________
4) What words go with ache? _______noun_________________________________
toothache sore tooth tooth hurts
earache sore knee knee hurts
sore throat ear hurts
hurt (verb) – to feel or suffer pain or distress.
pain (noun) – physically suffering or distressed, due to injury
sore (adj.) – physically painful or sensitive, as an injury
ache (noun and verb) – to have or to suffer continuous dull pain
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