Clase digital 1. Health and sickness

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Health and sickness

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Welcome to our first digital class for English VI.
You have come a long way from your start in the first semester with English I, up to this point. Congratulations on your achievement, now you are closer to the level B1 (intermediate) for the use of English as a second language. A few more lessons and soon you will reach a great goal.
Today we will focus on the topic of Health and Illness, using the grammatical structure of Causal Verbs and Causatives. We will learn to express situations in which someone influences another person to perform an action related to health using:

  • Causatives

Subject + let/ make/ help/ have + object + verb
Subject + get/want/ask/tell + object + to + verb

  • Health and illness
  • Health professionals
  • Health and senses related verbs

Don’t forget to do your assignment and answer the class test. Good luck!

Objetivo didáctico de la clase

By the end of this class, you will have the tools to improve some competences in English as a Second Language and you will:

  1. Understand and apply the grammatical structure of Causative Verbs in contexts of health and illness, using the forms:

Subject + let/make/help/have + object + verb
Subject + get/want/ask/tell + object + to + verb

  1. Expand vocabulary to communicate effectively about Health and Illness issues in English in key areas such as Health and Illness, Health Professionals, and Health and Senses Related Verbs.

Develop skills to speak and write about health situations, reaching the intermediate level B1 of The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Contenido didáctico

A continuación, se presenta el contenido didáctico de acceso abierto o institucional para profundizar en el tema.

No.Nombre del recursoSinopsisTipo de recursoEnlace Web
1Health Vocabulary FlashcardsFlashcards featuring vocabulary related to health and illness. Each card includes an image and the corresponding English term, making visual association and learning easy.Webpage and interactive material[Acceder]
2Medical Dialogues for English LearnersCollection of medical dialogues in English, with realistic situations involving health professionals and patients. Each dialogue includes transcription and audio, making it easy to practice listening comprehension and specific vocabulary.Audio material with transcriptions[Acceder]
3Causative Verbs and FormDetailed explanations about the grammatical structure of causal and causative verbs in English.Online lesson[Acceder]
4Healthcare Professions VocabularyVocabulary about health specialists specific terms in this area.Vocabulary[Acceder]
5Healthcare Professions Vocabulary QuizInteractive quiz that assesses knowledge of vocabulary related to health professions in English.Quiz online[Acceder]
6Interactive HealthInteractive video designed to reinforce health-related vocabulary.Interactive activity[Acceder]

Material didáctico complementario

No.Nombre del recursoSinopsisTipo de recursoEnlace Web
1Healthcare ProfessionalsVocabulary about health professionals.Video[Acceder]

Resumen e ideas relevantes de la clase digital

You have reached the end of the first digital class. The following can be summarized from it:

  1. Grammatical Structure: Verbos Causales/Causatives
  • Subject + let/make/help/have + object + verb**
  • Example: She made him take his medicine.

Used to express the influence or persuasion of one person on another to perform a health action.

  • Subject + get/want/ask/tell + object + to + verb
  • Example: He told her to see a doctor.

Used to express the communication of an instruction or advice about health.

  1. Key Vocabulary
  • Health and Illness: We learned vocabulary related to parts of the body, symptoms and common diseases: disease, asthma, chickenpox, heart attack, heart disease, flu, mumps, wound, injury, blood, injection, pill, ear drops, prescription, vaccine , painful, painless, dizziness, swollen, bandage, band aid, crutch, plaster, wheelchair.
  • Health Professionals: We explored roles and responsibilities of health professionals such as doctors, pharmacists, nurse, obstetrician, gynecologist, pediatrician, lab technician, dentist, surgeon, anesthesiologist, oncologist, cardiologist, dermatologist, doctor, pneumologist, psychologist, physician.
  • Health and Senses Related Verbs: We learned about expressions related to the senses and health such as see, smell, hear, feel, touch, listen to, notice, taste, feel good, catch a cold, to have a cold, sneeze, cough, to blow one’s nose, to feel sick, to be stung, to have food poisoning, to feel dizzy, to faint, to pass out, to be tired, to be exhausted, to have backache, to have earache, to have a headache, to have a sore throat, to have a stomach ache, to have toothache, to have temperature, to have a cough, to have diarrhea, to have a rash, to have spots, to have a black eye, to get a bruise, to get burnt, to lose one’s appetite, to lose one’s voice, to break one’s arm, to sprain one’s ankle, to twist one’s ankle, to be constipated, to have constipation, to be allergic to, to suffer from, to vomit, to throw up, to hurt, to swell, to be in pain/to feel pain, to take an aspirin, to take a medicine.

I hope this class has provided you with the tools necessary to communicate effectively about health and illness topics in English. Remember to practice and use what you have learned in everyday situations. Thank you for your participation!