Do health and wellness apps really work?

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health and wellness lesson plan

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LESSON OVERVIEW

This health and wellness lesson plan focuses on a discussion about health‐related issues and applications offered by employers in the workplace. Students will talk about their approach to health, do three listening comprehension tasks and hold debates at the end of the class.

B2 / Upper Intermediate60 minStandard LessonPremium Plan

DISCUSSION & VOCABULARY

The lesson plan starts with a short discussion in which students express their approaches towards health and wellness. Next, they move to a vocabulary task. They read some questions and need to match words in bold to the correct meanings. After checking the answers, students have to answer these questions in writing using new words. To practise the vocabulary even more, they works in pairs and share their answers with their partners. When doing that, they should also ask their partners some follow-up questions.

VIDEO & DEBATES

As a lead‐in to a video, students get a quote from the video they’re going to watch. They have to discuss it and explain why they agree or disagree with it. Next, students watch the video for the first time and they just need to find out what its purpose is. They have some options to choose from. Then, they watch the first part of the video again and write questions to some answers. While watching the second part of the video, students need to complete sentences with one word each. Finally, this health and wellness lesson plan ends with a discussion about the issues mentioned in the video as well as debates on the related topics we prepared.

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  1. Caroline Koshimura

    Hi, there!
    There is a problem with the e-lesson plan, slides 22 and 23 are showing the answers instead of queue questions.

    1. Stan

      No no, it’s all good there. That’s the point of this task. Students’ job is to create questions to the answers given after watching the video 🙂

  2. Lydia goold verschoyle

    The promotional video put me off this lesson. Google Play reviews and YouTube comments are awful. It’s blatant advertising and the actual app itself has too many bugs and glitches. Why not use a reputable Health app for a lesson like this. It needs more credibility. My students are intelligent, unfortunately this insults their intelligence.

    1. Stan

      Obviously, it’s a promotional video! There’s even a task for students to identify what type of video it is. We do not support any particular health & wellness app and decided to use this video because of its quality and not because of the app it promotes. I bet your students know plenty of good and bad health apps and they had a chance to discuss some of their pros and cons. The goal here is to talk about tech and health and this video just illustrates one solution out of many out there.

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