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illness / injury

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skills: health - physical
vocabulary: health
skills: healthcare
skills: accidents and emergencies

Worksheets for illness / injury

document icon ailments, symptoms and remedies
Students fill in table matching ailments with body parts, remedies and causes...


document icon Ilnesses and injury - collocations and mime cards
Matching exercise - I've broken my | leg arm; I've got | toothache sunburn etc Twelve mime cards 'I was playing football and I twisted my ankle' etc...


document icon ailments matching
Three-column, twelve-row matching: He sprained || his ankle || playing football etc....



Quizzes for illness / injury

quiz icon Health problems quiz 1
Twelve-questions multiple-choice quiz


quiz icon Health problems - quiz 2


Book references for illness / injury


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  Page 34 
Listening (with script) : six health-related problems - hay fever, cold etc.

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

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 44   Useful phrases and pronunciation
Six conversations about minor health problems (Revamp of previous edition unit 4, p34) Follow up pairwork activity: A explains problem; B responds un/ sympathetically and gives advice

Speaking / listening skills books

Real Listening & Speaking 3 book cover Real Listening & Speaking 3 
Miles Craven   
Unit 6 I've got a pain in my arm  Page 30 
brainstorming health problems