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Biomedical Ethics Lesson Plan (ESL): Upper-Intermediate
Biomedical Ethics Lesson Plan (ESL): Warm-Up
2) How are the medical services in your country?
Reading #1: The Neanderthal Baby & Synthetic Biology
- What arguments can you think of for the creation of a Neanderthal baby?
- What are the arguments against?
- Would you be for it? If not, what about the cloning of an extinct species such as the woolly mammoth?
Reading #2: Case Studies in Biomedical Ethics
Biomedical Ethics Lesson Plan (ESL): Vocabulary Matching
- frenzy – a period of uncontrolled excitement
- feasibility – the degree of being easily done; how practical sth is
- surrogate – substitute
- in the works – being planned, worked on, or produced
- speculate – theorize; conjecture
- advocate – promote
- terminal – incurable; fatal; deadly
- will – a document indicating what to do with personal property after death
- coma – a state of unconsciousness that lasts a long time, usually caused by injury
- proxy – a person authorized to act on behalf of another
- contract – catch sth (e.g. a disease)
- fertilize – join sperm with an egg so that a baby develops
Vocabulary Homework: Circle the words above that you did not know. Add them to your vocabulary book and make sentences with them for homework.
Biomedical Ethics Lesson Plan (ESL): Discussion Questions
1) Do you know any interesting ethical dilemmas?
2) Are you for or against universal healthcare?
3) Are mandatory vaccinations required in your country?
4) Are you for or against genetically modified food (GMO)?
Biomedical Ethics Lesson Plan (ESL) copyright Matthew Barton of Englishcurrent.com