Giving Advice: Health & Wellness

In this intermediate-level ESL lesson, you will learn grammar, vocabulary, and phrases to talk about everyday English topics: an English conversation lesson to talk about health, wellness and ways to relieve stress.

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This ESL video lesson for daily English will help ESL students learn vocabulary, grammar, improve listening and be confident English speakers.

Practical English for everyday situations.

Health & Wellness ESL Lesson

ESL Questions Health & Wellness

1

Do you sometimes feel stressed? What stresses you out?



2

How do you deal with stress?



3

What is comfort food for you? (What food makes you feel better when you are down?)



4

Do you have any bad habits when you feel stressed? (Junk food, smoking, drinking, etc.)



5

What is more effective for dealing with stress: food, exercise, drinking, or a movie?



6

Do you think technology is a source of stress? Discuss.



Watch, Read or Listen

ESL Video on Health & Wellness

Watch the following ESL YouTube video lesson about health & wellness giving advice.

ESL Listening Practice

Watch the YouTube video and answer the following questions about Giving Advice: Health & Wellness.

1

What is the passage about?



2

What is Rose’s suggestion to deal with stress?



3

How does soaking in hot water make her feel?



4

According to Steve, why is getting enough sleep important?



5

According to Steve, what else is important to do?



6

What does Joanna recommend?



7

Who does Joanna recommend that we put first?



8

What does Jez recommend to refresh your mind?



ESL Speaking Activity

Use the illustrations to talk about health and practice giving advice.

Health & Wellness ESL Lesson



Health & Wellness ESL



Health & Wellness ESL



Health & Wellness ESL



Health & Wellness ESL





Word Bank

Word Bank

affect | balance | challenge | commitment | couple
difference | life | mood | recommend | refresh | simply
soak | stress | suggest | topic | please

Matching

Match the words on the left with the meanings on the right.

Doing Gym

1. stressed (adj)

A. to combine people or things

2. balance (n)

B. give new strength or energy to

3. challenge (n)

C. an equal distribution of something

4. commitment (n)

D. to have an influence on someone or something

5. soak (v)

E. to make someone happy

6. affect (v)

F. a promise to give or do something

7. mood (n)

G. something new and difficult which requires great effort and determination

8. please (v)

H. worried, nervous, and anxious

9. put together (phr.v)

I. the way you feel at a particular time

10. refresh (v)

J. to be immersed in water

ESL Discussion

Discuss the following quotes about advice and health.

Stretching Out

“If you keep good food in your fridge, you will eat good food.”

Errick McAdams

“Today is your day to start fresh, to eat right, to train hard, to live healthy, to be proud.”

Bonnie Pfiester

“A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.”

Tom Stoppard

“Your body hears everything your mind says.”

Naomi Judd

“So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.”

A. J. Reb Materi

Practice

Discuss the following questions about health.

  1. How often do you stop and reflect on life?
  2. In general, do you think people, “stop and smell the roses” enough?
  3. Do you sometimes spread yourself thin?
  4. How do you show gratitude to people in your life?
  5. What small changes can you make to your daily routine?

In Your Own Words

Explain what the word or phrase in bold means and give an example.

Example: She was exhausted because she worked until midnight.
Meaning: very tired - I’m exhausted because I stayed up and studied all night.

Health & Wellness

1

If you feel stressed, I suggest taking a long bath.

Meaning /

2

It can sometimes seem like a challenge to simply enjoy your life.

Meaning /

3

Sleeping late night after night will really affect your mood.

Meaning /

4

We work too hard to please other people.

Meaning /

5

I suggest going for a short run a couple of times a week to refresh your mind.

Meaning /

Missing Words

Watch the video again and complete the sentences.

Yoga

Feel good and enjoy your life

A popular topic when people _____________________ 1 on this blog is to ask about what they should do to feel less stressed and simply enjoy life more. If you’re trying to _________________ 2 life, work, family, and _____________________ 3, it can seem like a challenge to simply enjoy your life.

Here, our writers have put together some ______________________ 4 based on what works for them. Try them out – they might make a big difference in your life!

Rose:

If you feel ________________5, I suggest taking a long bath. _________________ 6 in hot water always makes me feel better!

Steve:

You should try to get enough sleep each night. Sleeping late night after night will really ___________________________ 7.

If I were you, I’d just remember to stop ____________________ 8.

Stop for a minute and think about the good things in your life.

Joanna:

I recommend learning to say no to people. Often, we work too ________________ 9 other people. Let’s try to put ourselves first more often!

Jez:

There’s one thing that always works for me – going for a run. I suggest going for a short run a couple of times a week to __________________________ 10. It works!

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