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    Default How to teach "I've got a cough/cold'

    This question was asked in another thread that got badly off-topic, so I am reposting it here.
    Quote Originally Posted by chancesz View Post
    Hi

    What is the best way to teach pre-intermediate students expressions such as

    Ive got a cough
    Ive got a headache
    I feel nauseous


    and how would I emphasise the correct use of form and pronunciation?

    I'm a new English teacher and would appreciate any help.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: How to teach "I've got a cough/cold'

    • I’ve got a cough
    • I’ve got a headache
    • I feel nauseous

    You could begin by pretending to have a cough, cold, headache, backache, etc, and or/use pictures for a cold, cough, headache, feeling nauseous, etc. That will help give your learners the vocabulary.

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    Default Re: How to teach "I've got a cough/cold'

    I agree with 5jj, you can pretend or you can enter the class feeling down and pretend you have got that problem or one one of your family members had it and he/she didn't let you sleep well the night before, because she kept coughing all the time. You can also pretend the day before you went to a doctor and let them ask you why and through doing pantomime, elicit the words (let's be hopeful they know the words, if not you can let them know). Pictures are also a good way as 5jj mentioned. I also cut up different pictures of illnesses and the proper words for them and let groups of 3-4 match them. In this way they can learn some new health problem and after getting feedback I work on their pronunciation. I use a picture dictionary to make the cards.
    Being a non-native teacher, I'm so thrilled being in such a superb forum.

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    Default Re: How to teach "I've got a cough/cold'

    Quote Originally Posted by moonlike View Post
    I use a picture dictionary to make the cards.
    That's one way Another is to look on Google images. I find that adding the word Clipart to my search brings up images that are often very clear for learners. Cough Clipart brought up these pictures, many of them copyright free.

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