Subject of the lesson:Alternative medicine
Aim: -to deepen and supplement knowledge on the theme “Health”;
-to inculcate in a feeling of love and respect for healthy way of life;
-to create conditions for the development of independent and creative thinking person;
-to activate power of apprehension;
-to form the ability to work in a team, helping each other;
-ability to analyze and critically evaluate information to develop lexical, grammatical, communicative skills and critical thinking.
Plan of the lesson
№ Stages of the lesson
Good morning, dear students!
I think you are ready for our lesson and have a good mood. Our today’s lesson is dedicated to very important theme for many people. We will talk about medicine.
But before divide into 3 groups.
1 group-Alternative medicine
2 group- Herbal medicine
3 group- Traditional medicine
Today we will speak not about traditional medicine. We will speak about alternative medicine, namely the treatment with plant remedies.
Let’s start our lesson with a poem:
Now repeat after me in chorus all together.
Now, listen to me. In order to know how you understood the contents of this poem. I shall give you each line of the poem separately. You must put together the whole poem.
I want to live, but not to die.
I want to laugh, but not to cry.
I want to feel the summer sun.
I want to know that life is fun.
Pupils all together repeat each line after the teacher.
Students recite the poem loud when they have learned it.
What do you think of when you hear the word “health”?
Dio you think it is possible to think of music discussing the topic “health”?
Pupils possible answers:
P1: I think of sport, because it helps us to be healthy and strong.
P2: As for me, I think of nature, as we can breath in fresh air walking in the fields and forests. We can enjoy the beauty of nature feeling positive emotions.
P3: I think of food, for we use it every day and to be healthy it is necessary to eat plain and healthy food.
P4: Sure, it is. Music hepls to cure people. It is used in medicine more and more often, especially classical music.
III. The end of the lesson
New vocabulary from the text “Herbalism”
Open your books at page 26. Let’s do ex. 1. Match the following therapies with their definition.
Ex.3 p 27 Cover the text.Discuss the sentences below with your partner. Do you agree or disagree with the ideas.
Ex.4 p 27 Read the text.
Your task is to work at the text with the INSERT method and I hope that your reading will be ready effective. I remind that you were to fill in the table:
V I know this fact.
+ New information.
? Not clear, have questions.
If you know the given information-you put a V (tick)opposite the sentence.
If the information was new for you-you marked it with a +.
If something was not clear to you-you were to put an? Mark and ask questions.
Show me your marks and notes. Let’s begin with the first column.
Ok, students, you’ve managed doing this task, I’m pleased with you.
Make up the questions according to the text.
Let’s do ex. 5 p 27. Match the following words with the words in bold in the text.
Let’s try to retell one of the parts of the text “Herbalism”. If pupils cannot retell the text at once, I can use method “Jigsaw” for better understanding of the text.
Division into groups (“family” group – 1,2,3,4.)The numbers of groups corresponds to the number of parts into which the text is divided.
Installation: by the end of the lesson, each team member needs to understand all of the text and to know all of it, but to spell it to each other to be in parts and so everyone is responsible for the development of the whole group of his part of the text.
Division by expert groups (1+1+1+1, 2+2+2+2, 3+3+3+3, 4+4+4+4)
Reading of the text and its discussion in the expert group.
Work in family groups on the content of the text.
Presentation of the text. Retelling the text.
It’s the end of the lesson and the time for reflection, students. We have discussed much today. Did you like our lesson? I wonder what feelings and thoughts you’ve got now. Please, express your opinion.
Pupils match the therapies with their definition.
Pupils read the text and mark with method INSERT.
Pupils try to retell one part of the text “Herbalism”