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High School - Health and Medical Lessons
« on: October 30, 2008, 09:14:30 am »
There's already lots of materials out there, but, this might help someone out. I am using the fantastic Monkey at the Doctor lesson the day before. And before that, the body labeling activity suggested by AlexMokpo, except I'm going to have them write the words on sticky notes and label a student in their group.

The first part I just want them to circle or highlight words according to their grammatical use. This will create a kind of color code, which will help us out for a role play later on. Ex.. I have ... (noun) = blue, so go through circling nouns in blue (the flu, a runny nose, etc). I am/My ___ is +verb+ing = green (Circle bleeding, choking, etc). I am, I feel/My ____ is/feels + adjective = red (Circle stiff, itchy, sick, etc).

Cut out and laminate the ailments and the solutions, to distribute to the class. Patients read, doctors respond.

Sickness, Health Advice and 'Healthy Living'
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2010, 11:14:02 pm »
This was for high school grade 2. it goes with a unit in their textbook ('My body aches all over'). i spread it out over 2 classes - you could probably stretch it to 3 if you're lucky. I suppose you could edit it a bit for lower levels - you can edit the board game really easily.

1. health.ppt - brainstorm health problems on the board. show them how to describe their problem (eg. 'I have the flu. My nose is running and I feel weak.').

2. health_recommendations2.doc - hand out 1 of these to each group (i have 6 kids in each group). half of the group take the pictures ('health problems'), the other takes the text part ('diagnoses/solutions'). the guys with the pictures need to read out what health problem they have and their partner needs to look for a solution. Present randomly, using the ppt template of describing illness. I believe i stole this idea off Waygook.

That took 1 class.
then next class...

3. Textbook - The textbook had a sample dialogue about healthy living, we brainstormed 'things that are good for your body' and 'things that are bad' (had a couple of interesting ones here, such as 'Biagra!' and 'Adult Moobie!'). Then went through a food pyramid which covered different food types and vitamins etc. (all in the textbook - easy to find flashy pictures online though). I also showed a bit of the 'A Meal To Die For' documentary on youtube and talked about it. They liked that.

4. boardgame.doc - Each group gets one board game sheet and one dice. there are 6 in each group and each person chooses a number. when the dice is rolled, the person whose number comes up must answer the question / give advice for the health problem. it works best if you do it this way - otherwise they ignore the questions and just see who can get to the end first.

5. taboo.doc - For the last 15 minutes or so, each group needs to explain a word listed on the sheet without using the words in brackets. For example, if they have to explain 'Vomit', they can't use the words 'sick' or 'to get', so they need to say 'This is what happens when your food comes out your mouth', or 'This is what Hyun-su does when he drinks too much soju.' Each team chooses one leader who comes to the board and stands with his back to it, so everyone in the class can see the word except him. Then I chose a word (i had them cut out) and showed it on the overhead projector. To make it more competitive I timed it, and the group with the fastest time won. Did a couple of rounds of this - worked a charm.

That's that.

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Re: Sickness, Health Advice and 'Healthy Living'
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2010, 08:30:29 am »
How timely!  I want to push back my lesson for tomorrow until after Chuseok, and this is the perfect thing to replace it with.  Thank you -- will DEFINITELY be using some of this :D
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Re: Sickness, Health Advice and 'Healthy Living'
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2010, 02:38:31 pm »
I wish i found this site earlier it would have saved quite a bit of time. Here is something I made on the subject of health. The game ate the end is "concentration " choose 2 numbers if they match  they stay revealed and the team gets a point . If they don't match they are hidden again.

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Medical Emergencies, HS1
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2010, 12:39:49 pm »
I taught this to my HS1 classes.  The powerpoint goes over several medical emergencies (heart attack, cut, drowning, etc) and shows how to do CPR and the Heimlich (CPR emphasizes the need to be certified). 

Students have to identify the emergency in the picture, describe a time they've been injured, describe what they would do in given emergency situations and create their own emergency situation.  This lesson does fill a whole 50 minutes and you may run out of time; cut out activities or slides as you see fit.

I also showed them this video:
and made them tell me what happened.  It starts a little slow - about a minute in things really start to happen.

As always, comments, improvements and re-uploads are encouraged.
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Keeping In Shape Lesson
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2011, 06:26:25 pm »
Here's a last I tried last week with my 1st grade high school students. It's about exercise and keeping in shape. The students review exercise vocabulary and do a group activity where they complete a worksheet to create an exercise plan for someone. Each group then presents their plan to the entire class. The before and after pictures of the people come from the weight loss tv show, The Biggest Loser. I've never actually watched this show before so I just made up a name for each person. After each group presented I showed the before and after photos of the particular person. The students got a big kick out of seeing the changes.

As an extension activity, I showed some exercise videos and had the students talk about which they would or wouldn't try and why.

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Re: Keeping In Shape Lesson
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2011, 02:07:47 am »
We are using the same book, I think.  For my "keeping in shape" my activity was having them use simple English to tell me how to do a jumping jack, etc.  They worked in pairs and then after five minutes or so I'd call on them and have another student -- or myself -- follow their instructions:

To do a jumping jack you must stand up then jump with your arms in the air.

It needs more work, and it's difficult to make it clear, but the students found it amusing and it seemed to me half-educational.

Re: Keeping In Shape Lesson
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2011, 08:21:22 am »
got a chapter in my textbook on keeping fit in a few lessons time so I will definitely use and adapt this. thank you.

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Re: Keeping In Shape Lesson
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2011, 02:43:45 pm »
Hi there!  I love this Lesson.  I am planning on trying it next week.  Also incorporating the "Jumping Jack" idea into one of my activation parts.

I am also adding in the OK GO  - Here it Goes Again video.  I will use this as the Ice Breaker part of the class.  If I create any extra materials...I will add them as well before next week.

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Re: Sickness, Health Advice and 'Healthy Living'
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2011, 09:26:07 am »
Hi- heres a ppt on health/fitness

the students really enjoyed the videos throughout

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Re: Keeping In Shape Lesson
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2011, 08:48:43 pm »
This is a great lesson, and the exercise video is quite entertaining for students to watch. My students love that kind of thing.  :D

I'm going to use some of the materials above and "Simon Says" to help them learn and use the vocabulary about keeping in shape.  Thanks.

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Re: Keeping In Shape Lesson
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2011, 08:01:50 am »
Great lesson.  I have a technical question.  When I open it, I get a message that says "Some controls on this presentation can't be activated.  They might not be registered on this computer." 

As I go through it, it seems to all work but just curious if there are any special elements you've included that aren't transferable to another computer.


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Re: Keeping In Shape Lesson
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2011, 08:49:01 am »
No, it's just a Powerpoint glitch. Since I added Youtube videos at the end it always says that when the presentation is opened. It does the same thing on my computer too....Glad you like the lesson!

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Re: Keeping In Shape Lesson
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2011, 02:07:18 pm »
Hey, this is some great lesson material! Although I am not using the textbook I think this will be very useful for my students, especially with Sports Day just around the corner! I did have a problem with the Zumba video though. It could my an error on my computer or it might have been saying the video is no longer available on youtube. I think I'll look for a couple of before/after clips for the biggest loser people, which I'll show at the beginning of the class and then afters at the end. A slightly different version of what you posted would be to have the students gues what the contestants' workout schedule was, to achieve their after photos. Might be cool to then show them a clip of a workout session from the show.

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Re: Keeping In Shape Lesson
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2011, 10:05:58 am »
Book?? What book?!? Are high schools giving ESL books to their expat teachers?
I do like the idea.Its something different.

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Re: Keeping In Shape Lesson
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2011, 08:33:20 am »
I love the before and after pictures! Good work!!!

Visiting the Doctor lesson taken from bogglesworld
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2011, 11:26:55 am »
Hey all.

I did this lesson for my open class--high school grade 1.  It's an adaptation on what you find at

It's a pretty straightforward role-play between a doctor and a patient.

I basically broke the class into 3 weeks (2 weeks of lessons and 1 for their speaking test) During the first week, we practiced the dialogue with 4 ailments & treatments. I added the remaining 5 ailments & treatments and had the patient remember the doctor's advice for the 2nd week.

In hindsight, I would have had the patient remember what the doctor told them the 1st week as well--but the past is the past.

I really rushed through the vocabulary review and the vocab quiz to give them more time to practice. But during the vocabulary review, I had them practice pronunciation for the word and we used the vocab in  sentences appropriate to the role-play (. i.e. diarrhea + I have a bad case of diarrhea, or I need some medicine for diarrhea).

The only other thing I did was play a short clip of a visit to the doctor's office when I first started the lesson. Took about a minute I got the clip from this youtube video   I asked them the 1)Who, 2)Where and 3) What questions as an introduction to the topic for the first lesson.

Apologies, as there is no lesson plan attached.  But if you follow the powerpoints, you should be able to follow the flow of the lessons well.

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Re: Visiting the Doctor lesson taken from bogglesworld
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2011, 10:05:58 am »
Hi ya, yeah I used this lesson a few months back, it's useful I think. I worked it into 3 lessons as well with lots of vocab reviews for ailments, body parts and stuff. I would say overall that despite the pre-teaching, the dialogue was a bit difficult, but I think bringing in a bit of drama to the proceedings really helped conceptualise it for my kids. Good stuff!

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Re: High School - Health and Medical Lessons
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2011, 07:15:43 pm »
I've looked at one of the lesson plans on here and made some alterations to the cards and improved the power point presentation. I've also made a worksheet with some vocabulary that can be used in the lesson. I've made a team quiz at the end of the power point as a means of review.

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Accidents and Injuries
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2012, 09:48:22 am »
Accidents and Injuries - car accidents, bike accidents, sports accidents, restroom accidents, cuts, scrapes, bruises, etc.
Students learn about different kinds of accidents and injuries, then talk about what accidents and injuries they have had and how they happened.