These activities center around conversations about health problems and common symptoms. These are activities to practice or learn English online through simple clinic or hopsital conversations. There is a vocabulary builder and some activities to solidify vocabulary and spelling. There is a section with question and answer listening activities for students to practice asking and answering simple medical questions using 'have'. The question and answer games and grammar games are associated with the MES ESL Curriculum - Unit 11.
The basic structure for the grammar, question and answer sections are:
A: What's wrong?
B: I have a headache.
A: Do you have a fever?
B: Yes, I do. / No, I don't.
A: What's the matter with his leg?
B: He has a broken leg.
A: Does he have a toothache
B: Yes, he does. / No, he doesn't.
In the grammar section, student will need to use 3rd person singular present tense. - 'I have (problem).' 'He/She has (problem).'
When I teach children to talk about common medical problems, I stress that English uses 'have' + a noun and 'feel' + an adjective. So, there is some emphasis in these activities on using 'have'.
In the grammar activities, some of the questions use the the prepositional phrase starting with 'with', 'What's wrong with Billy?' or "What's the matter with your leg?'
The listening and conversational games for this activity only use 'you' and 'I' - 'Do you have a fever?' - 'I have a headache.' They are designed as if the character in the picture is actually talking.
For a full list of the vocabulary, teaching ideas and materials to match these learning activities, please see the links below:
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