Healthy Lifestyle Related section of pack: Health Aim: To discuss ‘sick days’ off work and how to avoid them by having a healthier lifestyle. Materials: A task sheet for each learner ESOL level: Access 3 upwards SCQF level: 3 Time: 60 mins Preparation: Photocopies of the task sheet In class: 1) Write ‘sick days’ on the board and tell learners that we are going to look at the problem it is in the workplace. Managers want to find ways of reducing the number of sick days. 2) Discuss and compare proverbs related to health. 3) Divide class into small groups, for Q & A (1-3). Higher level learner can relay information from their group to the class. 4) Look at healthy/unhealthy activities. Answer yes/no. 5) Follow instructions to add suggestions to the manager’s list. Encourage lots of discussion. 6) Divide class into threes, each group with a higher level learner. The higher level learner is the manager. Follow instructions. Assessment: The task helps prepare the learners for the following summative assessments: Access 3 Personal and Social English Outcomes 1 & 2 (DA9K 09) Access 3 English for Work and Study Outcomes 1 & 2 (DA9H 09) Healthy Lifestyle 1. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” This is an old proverb. What do you think it means? Do you have a proverb in your language that means the same? 2. What do you understand as ‘healthy’? 1. Do you think you are healthy? 2. When did you last visit the doctor? 3. Have you ever been to hospital? Why? In groups of two or three, ask each other these questions. 3.Which of the following does a healthy person do? Put a tick ( )for ‘yes’ and a cross (x)for ‘no’. yes no Takes the dog for a walk every day Has a hamburger and fries for lunch Eats five portions of fruit and vegetables every day Goes to the pub after work Eats breakfast before going out in the morning Drinks lots of water Smokes 20 cigarettes every day Plays on the play station all week-end Plays tennis at the week-end Watches movies every evening 4.You are the new manager of a small factory. There is a problem with staff taking ‘sick’ days off work. The factory is losing money. You want to find an answer to this problem. You are going to give staff two hours off every week for six weeks for an activity that will make them healthier. The manager suggests the following: 1. Get a ‘diet and fitness’ expert to help staff lose weight 2. Offer hypnotism to smokers to help them stop smoking 3. Cookery lessons for learning to cook healthier food 4. 5. 6. Add three more suggestions that would make the factory staff healthier. 5.Discuss these suggestions. Choose the activity that would be best for you (put a tick in the box). Tell the class which activity would be best for you and why. 6.The manager is pleased with his idea. He sits back in his chair with a large mug of tea. There is a knock at the door. Two of his best workers want a word! They are not happy. The only way to make employees healthy and happy is to pay them more, they say. Role play The employees You don’t like all these new ‘healthy’ ideas. You want more money. This will make you healthy and happy. The manager You must try to convince these two employees that your idea is a good one. Good luck! 7.Six months later, are employees still taking a lot of days off ‘sick’? yes/no (discuss). What do you think the manager should do next?
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