Unit 7 – Health Sickness English Lesson


Unit 7: Sickness & Health


  • This English lesson will teach students how to talk about health problems and feelings of sickness/illness.
  • Students will learn how to give advice and suggestions, using the modal verb 'should.'
  • When describing health problems, we often use the verb 'to have' plus the name of the sickness which is the noun in the sentence. When giving advice, we often use the modal verb 'should' or ‘shouldn’t’.

Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps

health-sickness video lesson

1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

health-sickness game

2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The student’s score is recorded in the Learning Management System (LMS). This game can only be played on a PC, not mobile devices.

health-sickness test

3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.

Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'Health Sickness'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

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Lesson Story:

Dad has just left for work. After her leaves, Freddie comes down to the living room with a worried look on his face. It's Lisa! She is not feeling well. Mom rushes back into the room to find Lisa, lying in bed with a high fever. Mom takes her temperature and tries a natural method of bringing down her temperature.


headache, toothache, stomachache, fever, flu, cough, sore throat

Key Sentences/Grammar

  • What's the matter?
  • I feel hot, Mom.
  • You have a fever.
  • Let me take your temperature.
  • You should stay in bed.
  • You shouldn't watch TV.

Auxiliary verb 'to have'

  • I have a headache.
  • She has a fever.

Modal Verb 'should' for giving advice

  • You should stay in bed.
  • You shouldn't watch TV.

This lesson is part of the Level 3 English course.

Download Level 3 Course Manual

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