In this lesson about health, students read a text about health myths, learn and practise some useful vocabulary and discuss health.
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READING & VOCABULARY
In the warm-up activity, students talk about the last time they were ill and explain what helped them recover from the illness. Then, they read a text about five health myths (e.g. If you are cold, you’ll catch a cold., Chicken soup will help you recover from the flu.). They need to pay attention to some underlined words while reading. Then, they match the underlined words from the text (e.g. cough, sneeze, runny nose, symptom, insomnia) with the corresponding pictures. To practise the new vocabulary, students do a gap-fill task. They have to complete eight sentences with the words from the previous exercise. Students will use the vocabulary from this part of the lesson about health in the speaking activities they will do in the second part.
First, students need to cover the text they read in the first part of the lesson and in their own words explain what myths the text presented. There is a list of key words to help them with the task. Students also discuss the health myths and talk about possible dangers of these myths. Then, they do the second speaking activity in which they share their experience with difficult situations from the text, e.g. stress, insomnia and the flu. They also say whether they have heard any other health myths. In the last part of this lesson about health, students look at four photos (e.g. a group of people watching a funny film, someone taking a hot shower) and say how the things in the photos are related to health. They also have to talk about their experience with the activities in the photos.
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