COVID-19 Campaign Script – ESL Lesson

Hello teachers and learners! Here is a lesson you can do in order to practice your English writing skills.

In this lesson, students are taught on how to do a research on the internet and how to write a simple YouTube video script. The main goal is to let students write their sentences and present it in a script form. When the script is done, teachers can instruct them to practice speaking their script. If they have already mastered it, let the students take a video like they are delivering in their YouTube channel.

Here is a sample script. There are three parts, the introduction, body and the conclusion. Teachers should assign students in groups and let them work together.

Introduction

ED: Hi guys, this is the HEALTHY BUDDY Channel, I am Ed, and here are my friends Tom, Gerry, Lina, and Son. Today, we are going to share you some health tips about COVID-19.

 TOM: COVID-19 means CORONA VIRUS DISEASE. It was discovered in 2019 and became a worldwide pandemic in 2020. Many people have died already of this virus.  So here are some tips on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Body

GERRY: (talks about the tips from number 1-4.  Numbers can be read as first, second, third, and fourth… etc.)

  1. Clean your hands often. It’s important to clean our hands…
  2. Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  3. Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  4. Wear a mask when physical distancing is not possible.

LINA: (talks about the tips from number 5-8)

  1. Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
  2. Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  3. Stay home if you feel unwell.
  4. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention.

SON: (talks about the conclusion of the video)

Conclusion

There you have it guys, the things that you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Stay safe and be healthy.

ALL MEMBERS: (All members will say in chorus)

If you liked our video, hit the “Like” button, subscribe to our channel and share this video. Bye-bye!

Answering Open-ended Questions

SPEAKING TEST RANDOM QUESTIONS

Direction: Answer the following questions.

1. Introduce yourself in at least 3-5 sentences.

2. What did you do at home during the pandemic lockdown?

3. What do you like doing in your free time?

4. What’s your favorite extreme sport?

5. What’s your favorite food?

6. What’s your favorite thing?

7. What can you advice people to avoid COVID-19?

8. How can you write a good paragraph?

Sample Answers     

-> Please introduce yourself .

My name is Manee. I live in Romklao. I was born on the 5th of July. I’m 18 years old. I’m a kind and honest person. In the future I want to be a doctor.

->What did you do at home during the pandemic lockdown?

Well, during the lockdown, I played computer games, watched movies and helped my family do the house chores. I also learned some skills by watching YouTube videos.

->What do you like doing in your free time?

I really like playing games in my free time. My favorite game is Mobile Legends. It’s exciting. I play everyday with my friends.

->What’s your favorite sport?

Well, I enjoy playing badminton. I like it because I can exercise while playing. I play once a week with my friend at a gym near our home. It’s fun.

->How can people avoid COVID-19 infection?

People can avoid COVID-19 infection by washing hands regularly, wearing mask and maintaining social distancing. Most importantly, they should be vaccinated against COVID-19.

->How can you write a good paragraph?                     

To write a good paragraph, you should have an introduction, body and a conclusion.  In the introduction, you should have a clear topic sentence. In the body, discuss the details, and in the conclusion, you should restate the topic sentence.  If you can write these three parts, you will have a good paragraph.

          

 

COVID-19 ESL Conversation At the Medical Centre

Hello, learners of English. One of the most recent ESL conversations that we can learn today is about the COVID-19 conversation at the medical centre.  Here is a transcript of a conversation that can help you understand how English is used in a conversation with a doctor at the medical centre. Before practicing, make sure to understand the following important words:

VOCABULARY

  1. symptoms – it means signs
  2. temperature – it means the hotness or coldness of something
  3. regularly – it means the uniform intervals of time
  4. social distancing – it means the practice of maintaining a greater than usual physical distance
  5. self-isolate – it means to remain apart from others for a period of time, especially in order to prevent the transmission or acquisition of an infectious disease.
  6. prescription – it means an instruction written by a medical practitioner that authorizes a patient to be provided a medicine or treatment

COVID-19 ESL Conversation At the Medical Centre

Doctor: Good morning, Mr. Johnson. What can I do for you?

Mr. Johnson: Well doctor, I’ve had this dry cough for the past couple of days and I think I might have a bit of a fever too.

Doctor: Mmm, let me take your temperature. 38.5 degrees. That is quite high. Have you got any other symptoms?

Mr. Johnson: Well, I’ve been feeling very tired lately and I’ve got these aches and pains all over my body.

Doctor: And do you have any difficulty breathing?

Mr. Johnson: Yes, I do tend to get out of breath very quickly.

Doctor: I see, What about your sense of taste and smell?

Mr. Johnson: Now that you mention it, I think I may have lost those too.

Doctor: I’m afraid it looks like you’ve caught the corona virus.

Mr. Johnson: But I always wear my mask when I go out and I regularly wash my hands. And I’ve been respecting all the social distancing rules.

Doctor: Well, we can’t be sure unless you take a test. In any case you’re going to have to self-isolate for the next seven days. In the meantime, I’ll give you a prescription for some paracetamol. You should also drink plenty of fluids. If your condition worsens, you’ll have to call “one-one-one”. Good luck Mr. Johnson, and make sure you get your vaccination when the time comes.

Mr. Johnson: Don’t worry doctor, I will.

 

You can watch the video here:

Take the test here.

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Describing Oneself

When describing oneself, you need to use lots of describing words. Describing words are called adjective.  Adjectives present qualities either physical or character traits.

Physical traits talk about how we look. For example, tall, short, fat, slim, big, small, and long, are words we can use to describe our physical appearance.

Character traits can also be used to describe our qualities and values. For example, honest, polite, kind, humble, and hardworking present someone’s character traits.

Here is a sample talk about describing oneself.

Describe Yourself

Hi, I’m Frank. As you can see, I am a chubby/ thin boyI love eating/ playing/ _______.  My favorite food is pizza/ burger/ somtam. I am a kind and honest person.  One thing I don’t like about myself is that I am a playful boy.  In the future, I want to be a doctor/ policeman/ nurse/ teacher. Now, you know me better. Thank you.

 

Good News Bad News

Hello learners. Today we are going to practice speaking using a simple Youtube vlog paragraph. Read the following vlogs as if you are John speaking.

JOHN’S VLOG #1

John’s Good News

          Hello guys. I’m John and welcome to my Youtube channel.  I have good news to tell you. You know what, I am very happy today because yesterday, my teacher told me that I will be going to an English camp next week. I will be going with my classmates and my English teacher. We will be learning English by playing different games. I’m sure I will enjoy this activity. I am now preparing the things I will be bringing to the camp. I will be bringing some t-shirts, pants, and shorts. I will be bringing also some snacks to eat in case I get hungry at night. And of course, I should not forget my toothpaste and my toothbrush. I’m really excited to go. I love English and this is a very exciting experience for me. I’ll update you again in the next vlog. Bye-bye!

JOHN’S VLOG #2

John’s Bad News

           Hello guys. So here is my vlog update. I told you yesterday that I will be going to an English camp next week. The bad news is, I am going to the camp from home alone. I can’t bring with me my mom! I _______ my mom when I don’t see her. I thought parents can accompany the participants but no! I know that my dad _________ me too when I’m away. It’s my first time to be away from home alone. I will ________ my little sister too.  I’m sure she _______ me too when she cannot see me at home. And I’m sure I will ________ my dog, Boky.  I will surely _______  my friends in the neighborhood, too. They _________ me when they don’t see me at home. But it’s okay. I will be out just for three days. I will update you again when I get back from the camp. I’m sure my fans on YouTube will miss me too. I will be back, soon. Bye!

A. Answer the following questions:

1. What is John’s good news to his followers?

a. He will be going to an English camp the next week.

b. He will be bringing his mom.

c. He will be learning English.

2. How does he feel about it?

a. He is very sad.

b. He is very happy.

c. He is not excited.

3. What are 5 things that he will be bringing with him to the camp?

1.______________

2.______________

3.______________

4. ______________

5. ______________

4. What is John’s bad news in his vlog #2?   (2 points)

____________________________________

B. Complete the sentences in John’s vlog #2 with the word miss or misses. 

  1. I _______ my mom when I don’t see her.
  2. I know that my dad _________ me too when I’m away.
  3. I will ________ my little sister too.
  4. I’m sure she _______ me too when she cannot see me at home.
  5. I will surely _______  my friends in the neighborhood, too.
  6. They _________ me when they don’t see me at home.

 

Tastes Flavours and Textures

Describing Food

What kind of food do you like to eat?

Different ways to describe food.

1. tasty – delicious, so good to eat.

I really think that cooked vegetables are tasty.

I really like to eat roasted beef. It’s tasty.

2. tasteless/ bland – doesn’t have a lot a flavor

I ordered at this restaurant and the food were tasteless. They had no flavour at all. They were tasteless and that made me very sad.

I prefer eating meat than vegetables. I think vegetables are tasteless.

Steamed vegetables are tasteless unless you have a tasty dipping sauce.

3. flavourful – a lot of flavour

I like flavourful food. I like it to be spicy.

4. divine – (means like a god) it means so good.

I love to go home and eat my mom’s cooking because her cooking is divine, it is so good.

5. fit for a king – so good that a king would eat it.
– I really enjoy eating Indian cuisine because I think Indian cuisine are fit for a king.

6. rich in flavour – flavourful/ a lot a flavour.

I really like Thai food. It’s flavourful.

7. to my taste – the way you prefer your food.

I get my Indian cuisine to my taste, very very spicy.
I like my coffee with 1 sugar and two creams, perfectly to my taste.

Types of Tastes Flavours and Textures

Question: What food do you usually like to eat?

Answer: I like to eat…

Basic tastes

sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami (savory) are universally recognized, although some cultures also include pungency and oleogustus (“fattiness”).  pungent- smelling or tasting very strong and sharp – e.g. coffee

1. sweet – candy/ fruit/ – with sugar

2. salty – has salt – French fries, potato chips.

3. savory – flavourful – usually cooked food you feel full and satisfied.

Ex. hamburger, pizza

4. sour – lemon, vinegar, tamarind

I never like to eat sour food.
I really enjoy the sour taste so sometimes I add some lemon juice to my water.

5. spicy – hot – pepper, chili, ginger.

The flavor of fresh ginger is slightly peppery and sweet, with a pungent and spicy aroma.

I hate spicy food so I try to avoid cuisines that are known for being spicy.

I love spicy food so much that I like to cry when it is so spicy.

6. bitter – a sharp, pungent, or disagreeable flavor.

I love the bitterness of bitter melon.  It makes me drink more water.

7. umami – corresponding to the flavor of glutamates, especially monosodium glutamate.

Some foods that are high in umami compounds are seafood, meats, aged cheeses, seaweeds, soy foods, mushrooms, tomatoes, kimchi, green tea, and many others.

 

Texture

1. creamy – thick and soft, smooth – you don’t have to chew it

ex. yogurt

2. crumbly food– falling apart – crackers , pie crust
I love to eat pie and I especially love the crumbly pie crust.

3. greasy – oily food – pizza
I try to eat too much greasy food because I know it’s not good for me even though I love it.

4. gooey – like creamy but a little more solid. also thick and soft. – cheese, mozzarella sticks

5. moist – a little wet – tofu

I really don’t like the moist texture in my food so I never liked to eat tofu.

6.  mushy – soft and pulpy/ able to be crushed – banana, mashed potatoes.

I love to eat mashed potatoes because I love the mushy soft texture of it.

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Eating Habits

EATING HABITS
What are your eating habits like?
Do you have healthy eating habits?

1. grab a bite to eat/ have a quick snack- means you are eating very small in a very quick amount of time

Answer: I am a very busy person and eating isn’t very important to me so in the middle of my workday,I will grab a bite to eat before going back to work.

If I have a second, I will havbe a quick snack but then go right back to work.

2. eat like a horse. – to eat a lot

I love to eat like a horse.
I try to eat a little bit at time but sometimes I can’t help but to eat like a horse and then take a long nap.

3. work up an appetite – you work until you are very hungry

I work so hard and forget to eat and then at the end of the day I realized I really work up an appetite. I am very hungry.

I work up an appetite most of the time.

4. eat a balance diet – you eat healthy
I try not to eat too much junk food/ bad food/ fast food too frequently. I try to eat a balanced diet so I am healthy and strong.

5. wine and dine – you are goin on a date with someone.

Answer: I usually just grab a bite to eat during the week because I am busy but on Friday night I like to wine and dine with my boyfriend/ girlfriend because its nice to sit down and enjoy our time together.

6. scarf something down – american phrase which means eating quickly- small or big food that you eat so fast.

I was at work all day and I really work up an appetite, I came home, got a huge pizza and I scarf the pizza down.

I scarf the pizza down so quickly. It was done before I blinked.

7. tuck into a meal – British which means the same as scarf something down.

I tuck into a meal so quickly that I was done before a minute went by.

8. have a sweet tooth –
I really have a sweet tooth so I like to eat sweet food.

Well, I try to have a balanced diet but I really have a sweet tooth so I love to eat candy when I can.

9. fussy eater -someone who only likes certain food

I try not to be a fussy eater but that’s just who I am.
Children are fussy eater/

10 vegetarian – someone who prefer eating vegetables/ no meat

I am a vegetarian, so I like to look for vegetarian restaurants and I don’t like to be around people who eat meat.

11. gluten free- No gluten – gluten is a protien found in wheat and rye (cerial plant) and other grains.

I’ll eat anything but my girlfriend is gluten free so we try to look for gluten free restaurants so we could both enjoy the meal together.

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Types of Meals

Meals are regular occasions in a day where we eat large amount of food to sustain us through the day. During these meals, different kinds of food are prepared for one to enjoy. Meals are usually classified according to the time of the day. The meal we eat in the morning is called breakfast, at noontime is lunch and in the evening is called dinner.

There are also different types of meals, depending on the habits of people. When someone ask you “What types of meals do you enjoy eating?” you can mention the following types of meals:

Types of Meals

1.  ready meals – fast and convenient food. anyone can make them. You can usually find them at 7/11 or any grocery store, convenient store or at places where you can buy the food, take it home and all you have to do is heat it up and then you’re done.

Answer:  I enjoy ready meals because I am very busy and I always can find a 7-eleven to heat up my dinner and that will be good for the night.

2.  slap-up meals – very big meals that make you feel happy and satisfied.

Question:  What do you like to eat after a long day?
Answer: I enjoy having a slap-up meal after a long stressful day because it makes me feel so happy and satisfied and forget about all the work that I had to do that day.

3. gourmet meals – fancy nice meals where you sit down and enjoy your time eating – expensive.

Question:  What do you like to eat after a long day?

Answer: When I work really hard I like to treat myself to a gourmet meal of my favorite food at an expensive restaurant because I deserve it.

4.  home-cooked meals – meals that are cooked at home. Usually people have home-cooked meals with their families. Home cooked meals are especially popular on holidays.

Question: How often do you eat home-cooked meals?

Answer: I try to have a home-cooked meal with my family at least once a week so it can take the time to talk to each other while we’re eating.

5.  (Italian/ Chinese/ Indian) Cuisine – food from a certain place.

Question:  What types of meals do you enjoy eating?

Answer: I really enjoy Chinese cuisine and try to get it as much as possible but sometimes all the restaurants are closed and all I can get is Thai cuisine which is fine too.

6.  poultry food – birds that we eat

Question:  What types of meals do you enjoy eating?

Answer: I really enjoy eating poultry. I like to eat chicken, turkey and duck.

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