Planning sheet 6.1: Topic planner for Chapter 6 ‘Health’
This planning document provides you with an overview of the contents of Chapter 6 of the Cambridge IB English B coursebook. This chapter offers course material for the topic option ‘Health’, and is supported by the IB English B website resources.
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In this planning document, page numbers refer to the Cambridge English B for the IB Diploma coursebook. The online resources refer to worksheets (ws) and assessment resources (as) available on the supporting website which can be found at ibdiploma.cambridge.org
Website/article: ‘Homeopathy In Singapore’ (page 206).
News article: ‘Alternative medicine, a growing trend’ (page 208).
Article: ‘Ayurvedic Medicine Facts’ (pages 213–14).
Assessment sheet 6.1. ‘Answers to activities in Chapter 6’ (filename: IB_elb_6_assess_as1).
Worksheet 6.1 ‘Looking at quotes and sources in Text 6.2’ for Activity 1.8 on page 207 (filename: IB_elb_6_resources_ws1).
Worksheet 6.2 ‘Ayurveda – self assessment graph’ for use with Activity 1.20 on page 215 (filename: IB_elb_6_resources_ws2).
Understanding the differences between the adjectives that end in -ing and -ed (page 210).
Expand topic-specific vocabulary.
Explore the topic of alternative medicine.
Build reading comprehension skills.
Build discussion and writing skills.
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Students discuss the use of euphemisms in promoting alternative medicine (page 204).
Students are invited to discuss the role of the scientific method in homeopathy (page 206).
Students learn more about the concept ‘placebo’ and its role in testing the effectiveness of alternative medicine (page 211).
Students discuss the differences between ‘facts’ and ‘beliefs’ (page 213).
Students are invited to analyse the language that is used on websites that promote alternative medicines. A suggested title reads ‘How does Ayurveda Retreat use language to convince readers of the validity of Ayurvedic medicine and encourage them to visit their health centre?’ (page 212).
Balanced – Students are asked to find a balance between open-mindedness and scepticism when exploring the subject of alternative medicine (page 203).
Open-minded – students are encouraged to be open-minded when discussing the effectiveness of homeopathy (page 206).
Reflective – Students are encouraged to reflect on their own personality traits, using Ayurvedic terminology (page 215).