Discussing Medical Developments

During today’s class we will be creating a presentation based around recent medical developments. The medical developments we will be looking at are:

  • X-Rays
  • Laser Surgery
  • Contact Lenses
  • Hip Replacement.

You will need to focus on one of these developments and your presentation should include the following:

  • What is it?
  • When was it discovered and used successfully?
  • How does it benefit society ?
  • Why do you think this development is important ?

In order to create your presentation you will need to use the Web 2.0 tool prezi.com which can be found on the following link:


Please note that this task is a group work assignment and that you will need to email me a completed presentation at the end of the class


Discussing Medical Developments

Discussing Animals

Essential Language

I find…



interesting/ attractive/ enjoyable etc. 



Using the essential language above work with a partner and create a presentation discussing animals. Your presentation should cover the following points:

  •  Are there any animals that you and your partner particularly like? (if so why?)
  • Are there animals you and your partner can’t stand ? (If not why?)
  • Have you or your partner ever kept a pet?
  • Which animals are popular as pets in the UAE?
  • What kind of pet would you advise for the following people:

As well as covering the above points it should also briefly talk about whether the animal will be suitable as a pet for one of the people shown below:

    1.    an elderly person living alone
    2.    a seven year old child living in a house with a small garden
    3.     a single professional person living in a city apartment

Talking about jobs and Careers

Task 1 

Study the essential language: 

Discussing jobs and careers: 


What do you do? / What’s your job?

I’m a….  / I work as a…. / I work in a… 

Tell me about your job / the job you hope to do..

My /the job involves …. ing   You need to have…. 

I / you have to … and …    You need to be ..

The best thing about being a… is… (that)


What are your career plans? 

I’m hoping to be a(n)…..  I’m studying to be a(n)….. 

Task 2

Discussing Jobs and careers



Talking about your likes and dislikes

Task 1: 

Read the following essential language information box

Likes and Dislikes

Task 2

Using the essential language that has been introduced create a 3 minute presentation about how you feel about different types of reading matter. Choose from the following. You must choose at least three

  • Daily newspapers
  • Thrillers
  • Science fiction
  • Fashion magazines
  • Romantic Novels
  • Biographies
  • Historical novels
  • Poetry
  • Non-fiction
  • Classic Novels
  • Gossip Magazines
  • Scientific Journals

Once your have prepared your presentation present it to the class.