The news around the recent coronavirus includes a lot of vocabulary commonly used in discussions of epidemics. Viruses and vaccines is a good teaching topic for students studying in the fields of health and the medical sciences. Of course, it is such an important public health topic that it’s good for all students.
This is a vocabulary and discussion exercise. It worked well in classes.
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This is a reading comprehension exercise about the people who invented a vaccine for the coronavirus.
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This is similar to the earlier exercises (below) but focuses on the vaccines for the coronavirus.
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This exercise deals with some of the impacts and issues surrounding the coronavirus. It expands into vocabulary for dealing with a pandemic (a public health crisis) and an economic crisis.
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This is a bit more challenging and advanced. It gets deeper into the grammar and language used to talk about a pandemic.
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I have been teaching the English language to medical technology students for many years so I have accumulated a lot of medical sciences related materials. In particular, I have a good library of images relating to medical topics. I realized that it would be quite easy to create a worksheet for the coronavirus.
This is another exercise that focuses on the language of public health issues and the coronavirus.
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14 Replies to “Viruses and vaccines vocabulary and speaking lessons”
Excellent worksheet on the coronavirus. I would be grateful to receive any other worksheets on this topic.
Excellent worksheet on the coronavirus. I would be grateful to receive any other material related to this topic.
Thanks a lot ; I’m very pleased to have such a colourful and interesting worksheet . I’m sure that my students will love it .
Thanks for the comments. I’ll try and make some more exercises related to this topic (if I can find time!!).
Excelente!!! Mil gracias!!!
I would be grateful to recive more worksheets about coronavirus
Excellent worksheets and very helpful!!! It would be wonderful to get more of these.
Really appreciate the comments. Am doing the best I can!
Thanks a lot very helpful activity
I loved these worksheets ? very usefull.
I loved these worksheets ? very helpful
The worksheets are great. Thank you so much.
Thank you for the worksheets 🙂 Very helpful