How did you pick this theme or topic?
It’s another common topic for students in their daily life. Starting from body part vocabulary to the description of their illness, students can build up a hospital and doctor related language learning system.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Handouts, Group work, pair work
How did students react?
It’s really changeling for them to figure out all the tasks however, they really enjoy the challenge.
Did they engage with each other and you?
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
Students found it is quite useful for them to learn all the vocabularies, especially with the language related to describe their illness and how to react to a doctor’s questions.
Health and Doctor 1
Warm up: 5MIN
Teaching body part related vocabulary by posters
Find out 5 body parts sung in the video.
View the poster to go through body parts in Chinese.
Give handouts of body parts and they need to work in pair to figure out the English meaning and Chinese pronunciations.
Divide into 3 groups, each group has one doctor. The rest are the patients. The patients
all do Rock-Scissor-Paper and the first loser picks a card from the pile. They look at the card and then say “Doctor, doctor my ______ hurts” or “Doctor, doctor, I have a _______” depending on the card they choose. Then the doctor should say “Oh That’s to bad” and wrap that part of the patient’s body in toilet
paper. This continues until one student in the class is a complete mummy (wrapped everywhere)
Find out the right remedy
Group work: each group is given a Chinese medicine pack and they need to figure out what kind of medicine it is and how to use it.
Health and Doctor 2
Warm up: Why Mongolian doctor?
Cough – cough syrup
Earache – ear drops
Cold – cold medicine
Sore Throat – throat lozenge
Stomachache – tablet
Backache – pain pill
Headache – aspirin
Role-Play: Visit a doctor
Watch Chinese medicine ads and guess what they are about: