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Upper-Intermediate Birth Control ESL News Lesson Plan : Warm-up
U.S. Insurers Must Fully Cover Birth Control
Birth Control ESL Lesson Plan : Comprehension Questions
- What type of services will be covered under the new law?
- True or False: Women wishing to receive the morning after pill will still be required to pay a deductible.
- Why do the Catholic bishops oppose the law?
- True or False: Research in the United States has shown that the availability of emergency contraceptives does not encourage unprotected sex.
Birth Control ESL Lesson Plan : Vocabulary Matching
- cover – include, deal with
- preventive – protective, precautionary
- intercourse – sex
- relieve – release, excuse, exempt
- deductible – money paid by the insured before the insurer will pay a claim
- monumental – huge, enormous
- suppress – hold back, restrain, stop
- means – method, way
- abstinence – the practice of not allowing yourself sth, e.g. sex
- contraceptive – a drug used to prevent pregnancy
- promiscuity – the state of having many sexual partners
Birth Control ESL Lesson Plan : Connect the below idea(s) to make a sentence.
government / uprising
preventative / medicine
abstinence / intercourse
|law / cover / contraceptive|
|relieve / women / deductible|
monumental / decision
suppress / promiscuity
|contraceptive / means|
|deductible / car / crash|
- Jim was given preventative medicine to fight malaria while in Indonesia.
- Abstinence from intercourse can be difficult for young men.
- The law covers the purchases of contraceptives.
- The law will relieve women of the costs of emergency birth control.
- The decision to end slavery was monumental.
- The church is looking for new ways to suppress promiscuity.
- Contraceptives, such as the condoms, are a means of preventing pregnancy.
- I have insurance, but I'd still need to pay a $1000 deductible if I crashed my car.
Birth Control ESL Lesson Plan: Brainstorming
Brainstorm the benefits of emergency contraception (such as the “morning after pill”) and also some of the concerns about them.
Birth Control ESL Lesson Plan: Debate (Pair Work)
You are an elementary school principal. The free condom campaign has just been introduced. You support this program, but you know that some parents might not like the idea. Think of reasons for why the program is a good idea. (Soon, you’ll need to give these reasons.) After a minute or so, your phone will ring.
Your innocent 11-year old daughter has just come home from elementary school with a handful of condoms. She tells you about the new program. You think it’s crazy. Think of reasons for why the program should be changed or cancelled for a minute or so. When you’re ready, call the school principal on the telephone.
You are a 16-year old girl. You have a new boyfriend, Ricky, who is 22. Ricky didn’t finish high school but he makes good money fixing motorcycles. You love him. Tell your parent (Student B) that you want to marry Ricky and have his baby.
Your daughter is the top student in her classes. You want her to go on to become a dentist like you. Recently, however, she’s been out a lot and you haven’t seen her much. Today she says she wants to talk to you about something.
Birth Control ESL Lesson Plan : Discussion Questions
(Write your answers in the Comments section below if you wish)
1) What do you think of the new law? Would it be possible in your country?
2) Is the “morning after pill” a form of abortion?
3) Do you believe today’s generation of teenagers are more sexually active than the generation of 30 years ago? If so, why?
Lesson plan copyright Matthew Barton of Englishcurrent.com