Of the Demonstration English lesson in the system of Learner-Centered Education and modernized curriculum.
Teacher: Saviţkaia Stella. Theoretical Lyceum “N. Gogol”; mun. Bălţi
Grade: X th B / Theme: “Health and Wellness.”
-To develop speaking skills through a wide range of tasks based on giving information; cross-cultural and cross-curricular competences.
-To exchange and justify opinions and ideas, compare and contrast them.
-To develop positive attitude to healthy way of life.
-Selecting information from several texts to perform a structured work task.
-Writing an informative paragraph to present opinions and views on a given topic.
-Identifying key information from audio or video messages.
Strategies: brainstorming, mind-map, matching info, monologue, pair-work, group-work, making mini-posters.
Materials: computer and multimedia projector; tape-recorder; self-made posters; illustrations; handouts.
The course of the lesson
Stages of the lesson
Do you like going and doing shopping? I’m a magic store-owner. You are to choose only 3 of my commodity.
The topic of our lesson is “Health and Wellness”.
The aims are: (on the screen of the projector).
The students choose of things in the shopping list and give their reasons.
(One of the commodity is perfect health)
The students read the objectives of the lesson.
a) Before discussing these problems let’s try and remember some well-known proverbs and sayings.
The students remember:
“A sound mind in a sound body”,
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”,
“Health is above wealth”.
Brainstorming of ideas.
b) Many outstanding people were also worried about this. Here you have the beginnings and the endings of different quotations. Match them. Which of them did you like most of all and why? Work in pairs.
Motto of the lesson.
Students match the beginning of the quotation with the ending and express their attitude:
(I chose “Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians”
Because we should remember that good health is much more that not being sick.)
a) You are divided into 3 groups: “Experts”, “Parents”, “Teens”. From your point of view give the definition of the word “Health”.
b) Don’t forget that the question we’ve got to consider is to describe a broader view of good health. (on the screen of the projector)
Fill the clusters of ideas.
c) Try to explain what does the term “being healthy” mean for you, choosing only 2 aspects.
Students make up their definitions.
-Health is the state of being well in body or mind.
Students fill the (mind-maps).
Physical → body fitness
Students write an informative paragraph to present opinions of the team.
Scanning the text
As you remember you held survey among the students.
Make up mini-posters and prepare their presentation under the title “If I had the power, I’d stop people smoking.”
We confess the significance of all these problems, but smoking. So, we have decided smoking to be discussed. Many teenagers do not consider it to be a serious problem.
Students draw mini-posters and convince the audience.
Giving commentaries presentation
Now you understand hw important it is to be careful about the choices you make. Listen to a passage stating why it is so important.
While listening the students decide whether statements are true or false.
Listening to the tape-recorder
Think of different rules or advice on keeping fit using list of adverbs.
Students write their own rules, using given adverbs:
-Walk quickly, confidently and naturally.
-Eat well and right and lightly.
Expressing general beliefs
Take this self-evaluation sheet and fill it in.
Then share you view about your activity at the lesson.
Please, leader of the group, appreciate the activity of your students.
Choose one of the quotations from the handouts and write an essay dealing with personal health care.
Students fill in the self-evaluation sheet and make conclusions of their activity at the lesson.
Leaders of the groups express their opinions and evaluate the activity of others.
The students revise the given quotations and the motto of the lesson.
Explaining the home task
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