How healthy living nearly killed me

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Vocabulary - health

health vocabulary

LESSON OVERVIEW

This ESL worksheet is based on a TED talk titled “How healthy living nearly killed me” by AJ Jacobs. The speaker discusses his experiences and approach to healthy living. Students will have a chance to learn a lot of health vocabulary and watch an inspiring video.

B2 / Upper Intermediate60 minStandard LessonPremium Plan

HEALTH VOCABULARY

The lesson consists of many various exercises. Firstly, there is a short warm-up discussion. You can make your students do this task in pairs. Secondly, students move to an exercise on health vocabulary. They have to match some idiomatic expressions and fixed phrases with their meanings. There are such words and phrases as vigorous, as fit as a fiddle, feel off- colour and many others. In addition, to practice health vocabulary from the previous activity, they need to answer questions in pairs.

VIDEO AND DISCUSSION

Then, there is a task which involves matching words and phrases to build collocations. All of them are used in the video, so it should be easier for your students to understand the content of it. Next, students watch the first part and the second part of the talk and answer the questions on each part respectively. Moreover, the lesson finishes with an exercise in which students have to make and use indirect questions. They should modify forms of the words given, rearrange some of them and add any words necessary. Finally, after checking them, they can discuss these questions in pairs.
The TED Talk is quite long (8:42 min), however listening comprehension is divided into two tasks. The whole lesson should take around 60 minutes and it is prepared for B2 students.

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  1. Lety Gonzales Medina

    Awesome , thanks for sharing sending virtual hugs from Peru

    1. Justa

      Thank you very much! Hugs and kisses from icy Poland

  2. Lydia goold verschoyle

    The lesson was fine but the video… no T_T

    1. Erika Barros

      Why not Lydia?

  3. Miroslav Dimitrov

    Great lesson but the indirect questions in slides #18 and #19 (in particular, examples A & C) should end with a full stop, not a question mark.

    1. Justa

      Thanks for the comment! You’re right, we shouldn’t have added question marks in these two examples. All fixed now 🙂

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