Background

Most teenagers are concerned with their health, which makes the topic easy to relate to. Besides, it’s good to talk about health with our students in any class, even in English.

Starter

Tell Me How You Feel - YouTube
Tell Me How You Feel – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/2_cu5Hk3xrAFriends share their feelings through this groovy music! A catchy song with funny acting with “Muppets”
 

Songs

ESL Song - "I Have a Headache" - YouTube
ESL Song – “I Have a Headache” – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/QJHtpAriDp0A fun song to help your students learn and practice important phrases related illness and health.
   
I'm Sick - YouTube
I’m Sick – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/iQLp-P5nA60I am an ESL/EFL teacher and try to find different, fun, and creative ways to teach English. The presenter may seem childish for some, but the vocabulary is good
 
Maywood - Mother how are you today - YouTube
Maywood – Mother how are you today – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/1NSGJB7Fe1sMother how are you today This song will definitely wake up feelings in your class. With Lyrics
 

Vocabulary

Body, Head, Arm, Leg, Internal Organs Picture dictionaries with audio and activitiesFeelings Picture dictionary with audio and activities
Health Problems worksheet - Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachers
Health Problems worksheet – Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachershttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/health_problems/health-elementary-a1/18350Pictionary – ESL worksheets Downloadable handouts to study the words What’s wrong? 
 
Parts of the body in English - YouTube
Parts of the body in English – YouTube (6:44) https://youtu.be/mc5Wq0offG0The names of parts of the body in English with the pronunciation of each one. Watch, listen and repeat
 
Talking about Illnesses: English Language - YouTube
Talking about Illnesses: English Language – YouTube (5:13) https://youtu.be/A2WM6QCMpcwWatch, listen and repeat
 
health problem vocabulary - English vocabulary lessons - YouTube
health problem vocabulary – English vocabulary lessons – YouTube (1:54) https://youtu.be/WNJRl3BZ204Health problems, symptoms, vocabulary videos to learn English. Watch, listen and repeat.
 
First Aid Kit PowerPoint
First Aid Kit PowerPointhttp://busyteacher.org/21416-first-aid-kit-powerpoint.htmlThis PowerPoint deals with some vocabulary items that we can find in a first aid kit, such as ice pack, thermometer, bandages, etc.
 
Feelings
Identifying Feelingshttp://www.web-esl.com/feelings/feelings.htmlBasic Vocabulary for feelings, illustrated with Emojis and audio
 
Taking Care of Yourself
Taking Care of Yourselfhttp://www.web-esl.com/hygiene/snds.html
Basic Vocabulary for Everyday activities with audio.
 

Viewing

Inquiring About Health (6:59) Three dialogues, first without and then with subtitles. Some questions at the side
I'm sick! - YouTube
I’m sick! – YouTube (1:30) https://youtu.be/SoC8Xf6220sLearn English with EduEduOnline! A dialogue at the doctor’s.
 
English Made Easy: Intro Unit 12 Health Problems - YouTube
English Made Easy: Intro Unit 12 Health Problems – YouTube  (4:08/10:50) https://youtu.be/DdzlLuPYzxcIn this video you are going to learn about Health Problems and how to talk about them. After 4 min it turns into a grammar lesson
 
I have a cold (English Speaking) - YouTube
I have a cold (English Speaking) – YouTube  (5:20) https://youtu.be/hPJFChDjGr0Let’s learn different types of illnesses! English Conversation Lesson about health problems
 
Four Rules for a Healthy Lifestyle, animated for Harvard Medical School - YouTube
Four Rules for a Healthy Lifestyle, animated for Harvard Medical School – YouTube (2:28) https://youtu.be/jKikTtcqqzsAn animation to point out the rules for healthy living
 
Learn English Conversation Unit 19 Why do you have a headache - YouTube
The same dialogue twice, the second time with subtitles and pauses
 
Feeling bad English House ESL Danny Saw - YouTube
A1.2. Feeling bad English House ESL Danny Saw – YouTube  (3:06) https://youtu.be/rVOghXStVxASteve receives various home remedies for his cold from his coworkers.
 

Listening

Modal Verb 'Should', 'Shouldn't' for Giving Advice on Health Problems, ESL Grammar Activity
Modal Verb ‘Should’, ‘Shouldn’t’ for Giving Advice on Health Problems, ESL Grammar Activityhttp://www.eslgamesplus.com/modal-verb-should-shouldnt-for-giving-advice-on-health-problems-esl-grammar-activity/Giving Advice on Health Problems, Simple to play either on IWB or 1:1
 
Easy Conversation: 1. A Stomachachehttp://www.eslfast.com/easydialogs/ec/health01.htmA: I have a stomachache. B: Is it something you ate? A: Maybe. I’m not sure. B: What did you have for breakfast? A: The usual, cereal with milk and a banana. B: Maybe the milk…
 
A Health Literacy Curriculum for ESOL learners (Beginner Level) | Queens Library
A Health Literacy Curriculum for ESOL learners (Beginner Level) | Queens Libraryhttp://www.queenslibrary.org/services/health-info/english-for-your-health/teacher-beginner-levelA Health Literacy Curriculum for ESOL learners (Beginner Level) Downloadable listening comprehension tasks with worksheets
A1.2. What’s the Matter?  Listen to the conversation and answer the questions

Lesson Plan

Health English
Health Englishhttp://www.reepworld.org/englishpractice/health/index.htm
The first few activities in each part can be shown on IWB, the rest 1:1.
 

Speaking

Talking about Feelings/Health Use the Phrases, read the instructions and let students make dialogues

Reading

Clean Hands A short text with ‘3rd person singular’ sentences.

Worksheets

Body-parts-worksheet
Body-parts-worksheethttp://www.eslflow.com/Body-parts-worksheet.htmlThis is an elementary English language exercise introducing body parts vocabulary. A downloadable worksheet, match the words with the pictures
 
Health Problems ESL Printable Worksheets and Exercises
Health Problems ESL Printable Worksheets and Exerciseshttp://www.englishwsheets.com/health.htmlFour downloadable worksheets with vocabulary activities
 
Health problems worksheet - Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachers
Health problems worksheet – Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachershttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/health_problems/health-elementary-a1/63706Label the pictures. – ESL worksheets Match the words with the pictures More Health Problems
 
Health Problems-Quiz worksheet - Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachers
A1.2. Health Problems-Quiz worksheet – Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachershttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/health_problems-quiz/health-preintermediate-a2/18763A quiz about health problems – ESL worksheets
 

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