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Vocabulary - prosthetics


ESL lesson on prosthetics


This flipped ESL lesson on prosthetics offers students the opportunity to learn vocabulary related to prosthetics, watch a video, learn about some breakthroughs and have a lot of discussion

C2 / Proficiency60 minFlipped LessonUnlimited Plan

This is a Flipped Classroom lesson plan. In a nutshell, it means that the first part of the lesson needs to be done by students at home. Learn more about flipped classroom and how we implement it in these lesson plans in our post.


In this part of the ESL lesson on prosthetics, students learn useful vocabulary, practise it and watch a video. First, students read the sentences and decide if they are true or false. The sentences contain the words and phrases in bold (e.g. natural gait, embodiment, a residual limb, non-invasive procedures, etc.) that students need to understand to do the task. Then, students complete the text with the words from the previous exercise. The text is about a breakthrough in the prosthetics industry. After students have completed the text, they watch a video about this breakthrough and try to find and correct three factual mistakes


In this part of the ESL lesson on prosthetics, students practise the vocabulary and have a lot of discussion. First, as a warm-up, students discuss how the breakthrough they’ve learned about previously affects different aspects of life like relationships, safety, mental health, work and hobbies. Then, they discuss the questions and talk more about amputees, their experience, future of the prosthetics industry (e.g. 3D printing, bionic limbs, neural interface). After that, students move to a reading part and read three texts about people who achieve great things despite disabilities. Students also need to complete the texts with the words: prosthetic, prosthesis, prosthetics or prostheses. After that, students discuss the texts and the topic of the perception of amputees in modern society. As a final activity, students look at some common disabilities (e.g. learning disabilities, PTSD, hearing loss) and brainstorm ways to address them using technology. 


This ESL lesson on prosthetics includes an additional task for practising orally the vocabulary from this lesson. You can use it as homework or revision. It’s available in the teacher’s version of the worksheet. You can print it, cut it up and hand it out to your students. It’s also included in the e-lesson plan.




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