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"Doctor, Doctor!" Lesson

Target English: Parts of the body "My ... hurts", "Are you OK?"
Target grade: Kindergarten to Junior High school 1
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Doctor, Doctor!
by Richard Graham

Doctor, Doctor! My head hurts.
Doctor, Doctor! My arm hurts.
Doctor, Doctor! My leg hurts.
Doctor, Doctor! My stomach hurts.

Are you OK?
No, I'm not!
Are you OK?
Yeah, I'm OK!

Doctor, Doctor! My hand hurts.
Doctor, Doctor! My foot hurts.
Doctor, Doctor! My back hurts.
Doctor, Doctor! My tooth hurts.

Are you OK?
No, I'm not!
Are you OK?
Yeah, I'm OK!

In the classroom or at home ........

NEW: Also have a look at the "Make a Face" theme

"Heads and Shoulders" is a great song, but you want to keep progressing, so here is a very Genki song for learning the parts of the body with "My .... hurts".

When singing, touch the relevant part of the body, e.g. touch your head whilst singing "My head hurts".



Doctor, Doctor! My head hurts.





Doctor, Doctor! My arm hurts.





Doctor, Doctor! My leg hurts.




Doctor, Doctor! My stomach hurts.




Doctor, Doctor! My hand hurts.




Doctor, Doctor! My foot hurts.





Doctor, Doctor! My back hurts.




Doctor, Doctor! My tooth hurts.



In the chorus the kids ask the teacher (or another group of kids) "Are you OK?" and the teacher or other group replies.

Once the kids know the song, try the "Doctor, Doctor" game!

If you own any of the Genki English CDs, you can check out the worksheet to go with the song. Or if you order the set of 4 CDs we'll send you a FREE printed copy of the worksheets book!

Recommended Game:

The simplest, no preparation game to do is...

1. The kids shout out "Are you OK?"

2. One kid shouts out "No, my ..... hurts" whilst saying a part of their body.

3. Then they run away whilst all the other kids try and touch this body part!

If you've done the left & right lesson the patient can also say "My left leg hurts" etc.

Here it is with our kids in India - it's even fun when you can't run away!



Or with teachers in Tanzania...



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Or you can try:
Funky Mummy Game ( even if it's not Halloween!), or Fukuwarai, Body Building Game



Worksheet:
This worksheet game is the same as the game from the software section of the CD and the "Doctor, Doctor!" game on the website. Each kid has a copy of the worksheet and everyone shouts out "Doctor, Doctor!". The teacher says "My... hurts!". The kids then colour in this body part. E.g. if the teacher says "My head hurts!" the kids colour in Aygo's head! Remember that most of the body parts you can say twice. Once you've done all the items you can play again, this time instead of colouring in the relevant body part, the kids use glue and stick toilet paper to the body part, pretending they're bandages!

On the CD....

On the CD there is the music (if you put it into a normal CD player), and the software section (if you put it in a suitable PC or Mac). As with the other songs there is a fun pronunciation section for learning the words, a mini-lesson to learn the song "a cappella" and a groovy quiz.

The "Doctor, Doctor!" song can be found on CD vol. IV !

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Readers' Comments

by Pierre

This week I tried something a little different.  First of all, the kids love the doctor, doctor animation. They laugh like crazy when Aygo falls and breaks his leg. 

This is what I did:
- Quick review of previous lesson
- I wrote the body parts on the board with Korean translations beside them  and had the kids say the words
- I wrote, "My ... hurts" and explained what "Hurts" means
- I wrote "Are you okay? No, I'm not. Yeah, I'm okay" explained them and had them repeat these phrases.
- The mini-lesson
- Then we did the song twice followed by the karaoke

- This is the part they really enjoyed...I hung a sign over my desk saying, "Doctor Peter", and I picked one student to be my nurse.  The nurse would go into the group and pick a student to bring to me.  I would turn the student to face the class and get the students to ask, "Are you okay?" The patient would say, "No, I'm not okay", well, hopefully.  Then, I asked them "What's wrong?" and hopefully they would say, "My...hurts".  If they said, "My head hurts" I'd pretend to massage their scalps and had them face the class again and the students would again ask, "Are you okay?" If they said yes then, I would ask for my payment which made the class laugh. But, if they said, "No", then I would take more drastic measures, like pretending to slap them in the face, or cutting their heads off and giving them a new one which I would then pretend to sew on. 

I ended the lesson by handing out a sheet with a picture of a kid with parts numbered.  They spent the rest of the lesson writing the body parts next to the appropriate number on the sheet.

I did this with both grade 5 and 6 students and they all had fun.

Being Genki!
Pierre

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