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Health - physical

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skills:
dieting
 
skills:
smoking
 
vocabulary:
illness / injury
 
vocabulary:
physical features
 
skills:
health - mental / psychological
 
skills:
exercise and fitness
 
vocabulary:
health
 
skills:
healthcare
 
skills:
science
 
 
 

The following ESL resources are available for Health - physical:

 
 
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Discussion questions - health
Ten questions for discussion on health-related topics
 
 

 

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Revision of illness / injury etc
Patient / doctor mini role-play. Ss in groups, read out patient strips in turns. Other Ss, as doctors, advise.
 
 

 

Related material from other sources

 
 
 
Doctor slang is a dying art external link icon
2003 article about the cryptic acronyms used by doctors in notes for other doctors. Plenty of slang, metaphor etc. Amusing but advanced levels only
 
 

 

 
 
 
Interview: healthy drinks external link icon
Canadian woman talks about her favourite drinks and their health benefits
 
 

 

Jeff talks about leading a healthy lifestyle external link icon
Dialogue: Canadian male talks about what he does to lead a healthy lifestyle
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
 
Unit 4 Body  Pages 34 - 36
illness / injury / remedies; healthy lifestyle quiz;
 
 
New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book

Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
 
Module 10 Take care  Pages 88 - 89
Health quiz - basic medical problems / first aid Collocations for doctor / patient situation Listening: Health helpline Speaking: Health helpline / patient role plays
 
Module 10 Take care  Pages 90 - 91
Reading: health care in the past - life expectancy, diseases, treatment etc.
 
 
New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book

Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
 
Module 2 Life's ups and downs  Pages 18 - 19  Reading and vocabulary
Discussion: things that are phsically and psychologically good and bad for you. Reading : So you know what's good for you. Pysical and psychological effects of various lifestyle factors including food, exercise, stress etc.
 
 
New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 4 Challenge  Page 42   Reading: I know it's bad for me but I still can't stop
Passage about someone half-heartedly trying to give up smoking
 
Unit 6 Eat  Page 60   Is it time to give up meat
 
 

Speaking / listening skills books

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Real Listening & Speaking 3

Miles Craven   
 
Unit 6 I've got a pain in my arm  Pages 30 - 32
Listening : doctor / patient conversations Language for describing health problems Saying what's wrong
 
 

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  book cover 

Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack

Sue Kay   
 
29 What's the matter?  Page 29 
Health problems: cue cards with pictures. Students give negative / postive advice
 
 

Grammar

Comparison with as...as...

Comparison with <i>as</i>...</i>as...</as>: picture
 
Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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Download Comparison with as...as - grammar notes (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination: picture
 
Work clothing vocabulary.
News story in graded English about woman who was sent home for refusing to wear high-heeled shoes.
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Download Dress code (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps: picture
 
Three articles in graded English with lead-in and comprehension tasks.
Jigsaw reading for groups of three.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download Intermediate (PDF)
 
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Download Advanced (PDF)