At the doctor’s

At the doctor’s

Objectives: to enrich their vocabulary, to form pupils’ communicative culture, to develop speech ability and listening skills; to form cross-cultural literacy, to strengthen knowledge of country studying, to train skills of planning and skills of working in an optimal mode, to develop of abilities to compare and comparison.

New words: words which connected with the health

Material: computer, interactive board, presentation, course book “English” (Kuznezova T, Kozlov P), Baiterek (5, Module-Health), magazine “Speak English”

Methods: listening, questions, work with multimedia presentation; work with pictures; dialogue, speaking, comparison, doing exercises, writing, role play.

Procedure of the lesson:

  1. Introduction: Organization moment
  2. Main part:  a)Warm-up
  • Listen to the speaker and read notes from Michael’s diary.( Baiterek)

It’s winter now. We are in Canada. It’s often cold here. So a week ago I suddenly fell ill. It was just after the New Year party. I had a high temperature, a running nose and a sore throat. Also I had a splitting headache and a cough. My whole body ached. Mom told me to stay in bed and called for a doctor. The doctor examined my lungs, felt my pulse and blood pressure, took my temperature. He said it was a light case of the flu and told me to have a rest. He wrote a prescription for a gargle and cough medicine. I followed all the doctor’s instructions. Every day I took a tablespoonful of mixture 3 times a day and some pills. In three days I was better and I have almost recovered by now..

  • Work with pictures. Can you explain what is wrong with people? What is doctor doing?
  • Here are some rules for good health. But there are some mistakes. Find them.

-take long walks in the open air as often as you can.

— eat a lot of sweets and ice-cream.

-keep your body clean.

-Wear dirty clothes.

-sleep with your window open

— When you are reading or writing let the light come from your left shoulder.

-have a lot of fruits and vegetables

— sleep with your eyes open

-wear clean clothes.



  1. b) Reading. Speaking. Writing.

1) What does doctor usually say? What does a patient usually say? Divide the phrases into 2 groups.

I have a running nose.                         I have a sore throat.

Open your mouth.                           That’s a prescription for you.

I have a bad toothache.                  Let me take your temperature.

Let me examine your lungs.          Can you give me a medicine for my headache?

Let me feel your pulse.                  You should take it three times a day.

2) Ex 4, p24. Say if you have any illness recently. Have you had any aches and pains recently? Are there any illnesses you have had or still have? If so, find the name for it in English.

3) Ex5, p24. Do you know what famous people said about health? Read, try to explain how you understand them.

  1. Early to bed and early to rice makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. (Benjamin Franklin)
  2. A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world. (John Locke)

4) Ex3, p23. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word (asthma, prescription, lung, pain, stomachache, attack, myself)

2) They say she died of a heart attack.       

3) She had some apples that weren’t ready to eat, and now she has a stomachache.

4) I’ve got this terrible pain in my neck from sleeping in the wrong position.

5) He died of lung cancer, even though he never smoked a cigarette in his life.

6) I went to the doctor, and she gave me a prescription for some medicine.

7) Pollution makes his asthma worse, and it’s difficult for him to breath.

8) I hurt myself when I fell off that chair.

5) Listening. (Magazine “Speak English”) Listen to the words and phrases. Repeat the dialogue between Paul, Mary Stuart and the doctor. (parts  “Making an appointment”,  “Seeing the doctor”)

6) Make up your own dialogue “At the doctor’s”

  • Conclusion: a) marks. B) Home work: ex 11, p25; ex 7, p24.(Kuznezova T)