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Passport to English: Health Listening Activity


ESL: English as a Second Language

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required

http://www.passporttoenglish.com/Beginning-English/Lesson12/Listening.html new window
Computer(s), Internet access, and headphones for each student

Activity Description

In this activity, students listen to a conversation between a doctor and a patient, and answer questions about the dialog.


  1. Review the activity and how the site works so you are comfortable with it in class.
  2. Pre-teach any basic Internet navigation and keyboarding skills your students are not familiar with to be able to complete the activity.
  3. Check to make sure the audio file plays on the student computers.
  4. Put the link to this activity on the desktop of each student computer or on your class Web page.


  1. Review the vocabulary and grammar used in the dialog (see the Lesson 12 Vocabulary new window and Grammar new window links)
  2. Have students go to the Web site, listen to the dialogue, and answer the comprehension questions.

More Ways

See the links to other activities for this Lesson 12 - Health new window lesson including Vocabulary, Grammar, Listening, Dialog, Pronunciation, Dictation, and Game.

Use this site for lessons and exercises for Literacy new window, Beginning new window, Intermediate new window, and Advanced new window level students on 15 other topics including:

  • Greetings
  • School
  • People
  • Work
  • Family
  • House
  • Food
  • Clothes
  • Sports/Hobbies
  • Shopping
  • Transportation
  • The City
  • Animals
  • Weather
  • The Future


Beginning Low
Beginning High




Basic Communication
0.1 Communicate in interpersonal interactions
3.1 Understand how to access and use the health care system
3.3 Understand how to select and use medications
3.4 Understand basic safety measures and health risks
3.5 Understand basic principles of health maintenance
3.6 Understand basic health and medical information