Friday, November 28, 2014

Lab Tests

Hello, seniors!

This week we learned about requisitions for blood work. I enjoyed watching your role plays with real cotton balls, gloves, and band-aids. Weimiao made a syringe from a pen.

Listen to these conversations between a patient and the laboratory staff.

If you enjoyed that one, take a look at the whole list. There is one about giving a urine sample, as well.

Happy learning!


Friday, November 21, 2014

Lots of Listening - Doctor

Hello, seniors!

Teacher Stephanie has a lot of listening activities on her blog. Her class is studying health now, too. Take a look!

Also: Maritza Goes to the Doctor

See you Monday.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

More Practice with Medical Language and the Body

Hello, seniors' class!

This week we are learning dialogues used during an eye exam.

First we will watch this video.

Listen to parts of the face and eye.

But don't forget to study the whole body. Listen and pronounce body parts HERE.

Pronounce more body parts.

Pronounce parts of the digestive system.

This British site has useful phrases that you can hear AND see translated. Click for Chinese or Arabic.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Our Posters

Hello, class!

Having requested a 'part two' to our health/medical unit, this week you agreed that breaking into teams to create posters of the systems of the body would be a good way to cement the new vocabulary into memory. I never dreamed you would do such a lovely job with your posters. You planned, sketched and coloured them beautifully. Crayons might have worked better for shading the organs. I'll remember that for next time.

First we had the planning stage...

Then you chose to colour in the organs.

Each team posed with their poster.

And finally we played "Each One Teach One."

In the end, you told me you want us to learn English this way more often. Creating the posters has helped you learn the vocabulary. From here, you've asked me to present lessons on the function of each organ. We will do that, as well as talking about the diseases associated with each system, tests involved in diagnosing those, and typical language used to discuss such investigations with your medical team.