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Lesson 1: Symptoms
If you have a headache, sit down and have a cold drink.

I can listen to and understand an explanation of symptoms.

INTRODUCE

It is important to know the symptoms of common illnesses when traveling in another country.

PRESENT

STEP A VOCABULARY

I. Listen and repeat.

have a headache

feel dizzy

be sweaty

feel sick

have a stomachache

have chest pain

II. Which of the symptoms above have you had recently?

III. Practice reading the words.

/ tʃ/

/ʃ/

chest

chef

matching

machete

chick

chic

STEP B GRAMMAR TIP

Use if to talk about possible situations.

You can use if clauses before instructions or advice.

  • If you have a headache, take medicine immediately.
  • If you feel sick, go to bed.

You can also use if clauses after instructions or advice.

  • Take medicine immediately if you have a headache.
  • Go to bed if you feel sick.

UNDERSTAND

LISTENING

Sho is on a business trip in Australia. He’s in a taxi on his way to the office when he hears an important radio announcement about the weather.

TRIVIA

Do you know the difference between listen and hear? If you listen to something, you are concentrating on that sound. If you hear something, you noticed the sound without any effort.

 

O The taxi driver was listening to the radio.

O Sho heard the radio announcement.

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Combine the condition and advice with if. More than one answer is possible.

ex.

Condition: You have a cough.

Advice: Take one tablespoon of honey every day.

If you have a cough, take one tablespoon of honey every day. / Take one tablespoon of honey every day if you have a cough.

 

1.

Condition: You have back pain.

Advice: Get a massage.

 

2.

Condition: You feel dizzy.

Advice: Put your head between your knees.

 

3.

Condition: You have a stomachache.

Advice: Drink mint tea.

STEP B EXERCISE

Make sentences with if using the pictures as clues. More than one answer is possible.

1.

Condition

 

 

Advice

2.

Condition

 

 

Advice

3.

Condition

 

 

Advice

your own idea

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

You are working at your company’s branch in Sydney, Australia. A doctor is visiting your office today.


Listen to his presentation on Ross River Fever. Then, call your friend and talk about what the doctor said.

Today's grammar tip

  • if

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

GETTING SICK

2

TREATMENT

3

PREVENTION

1

GETTING SICK

  1. What are the most common sicknesses in Japan?
  2. When was the last time you were sick?
  3. How long were you sick?
  4. Did you make anyone else sick?

2TREATMENT

  1. When you feel sick, do you immediately take medicine?
  2. Do you use medicine from the drugstore?
  3. When do you usually go to the doctor?
  4. Do you always follow the doctor’s advice?

3PREVENTION

  1. What foods should you eat to avoid getting sick?
  2. What activities can keep you healthy?
  3. Do you think vitamins are effective?
  4. What do you do when someone around you is sick?

FEEDBACK

I can listen to and understand an explanation of symptoms.

LESSON GOAL ACHIEVEMENT

  • 4
    Very Good

    Could complete the task with ease

  • 3
    Good

    Could complete the task with some clarifications

  • 2
    Fair

    Could complete the task with additional instructions

  • 1
    Poor

    Could somehow complete the task with difficulty

PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK

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Chapter 2 Lesson 2 (Speaking) - I might have heatstroke.