Smoking stinks

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A free lesson plan, which I wrote for the British Council Teaching English Teens page.

This lesson begins by focusing on some anti-smoking posters with students discussing the message and effectiveness of each one. They then learn some vocabulary to talk about four key reasons not to smoke: (health, cost, the impact on your attractiveness, and the impact on others). Students then choose one of these reasons and write a paragraph about it, using the vocabulary as appropriate.

As an optional final activity, the students design their own anti- smoking poster and present it to another pair or to the class.

Click here for the lesson plan and student’s worksheet.

Aims:

  • Raise awareness of the many reasons not to smoke, or to give up smoking.
  • Extend students’ vocabulary to talk about health risks and other issues connected with smoking. E.g. bad breath, anxiety, blood pressure.
  • Develop students’ writing skills through writing a paragraph (using vocabulary) about one negative aspect of smoking.
  • Encourage peer feedback and correction on writing.
  • As an optional final task, develop students’ oral fluency as well as their ability to work together to design a poster and present it to their peers

 

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One response to “Smoking stinks

  1. Muthanna Abdullah

    My dear,

    I hope you are very well and your summer holiday is fantastic.

    Best wishes

    On Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 9:22 AM, elt-resourceful wrote:

    > Rachael Roberts posted: ” A free lesson plan, which I wrote for the > British Council Teaching English Teens page. This lesson begins by focusing > on some anti-smoking posters with students discussing the message and > effectiveness of each one. They then learn some vocabulary to ta” >

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