ESL Health Activities

ESL Health Activities

This post looks at some ESL Health Activities. These materials can be used as a great way to introduce the topic of health in a fun and engaging way.

ESL Health Questions

Activity Time:  5 – 10 minutes +
Materials required: A print out of the questions below. Download 
Skills practiced: Speaking, listening and reading.
Level: Pre-intermediate +

1. Print out the following questions and cut them out. Each student takes a question and answers it.

Do you always eat healthy food?
Do you catch a cold more than once a year?
Do you bruise easily?
Do you take vitamin or minerals? why/why not?
What is a healthy lifestyle in your opinion?
Do you have a healthy lifestyle? Why?
Do you have any allergies?
Do you have any scars?
Do you think smoking is not bad for your health?
Which country in your opinion has the healthiest diet in the world? Why?
Which country has the worst diet in the world? Why?
Do you usually get enough sleep?

ESL Health Video

This activity can be a great way to get teens engaged by using a video to introduce a topic.

Activity Time:  5 – 10 minutes +
Materials required: Students require pen/pencil and a piece of paper
Skills practiced: Speaking, listening and reading.
Level: Pre-intermediate +


 Tell the students they are going to watch a video. Tell them they need to write the following information on a piece of paper.

Tell the students that they must listen and watch the video and try to write what the significance of each number is. Tell them they will get to hear it twice.
Play the video once. After the first playing, get the students to check their answers with the person next to them. Give them a few minutes and then let them listen and watch a second time.

Check their answers

1 – The number one vegetable in America is the potato.
50,000,000 – The number of people who go to fast food restaurants daily.
20% – 20% of Americans eat fast food twice a week.
75% – Customers who visit McDonald’s 10 times a month make up 75% of sales.
93% – 93% of children recognise the McDonald’s brand.
2,768 – The average daily calories intake of Japan.
248,000 – Number of Americans who die due to obesity every year.

Encourage students to give their opinions about the facts in the video. Get them to compare and contrast to their own country. This could lead into researching about their own country. This could be set as homework or done in class.
I hoped you enjoyed these activities. If you did or have any suggestions please leave a message in the comment section below. As always, enjoy and have fun!

More Themed ESL Activities
If you enjoyed this post you might enjoy the following:

ESL Food Activities –  This post looks at a number of activities when looking at the topic of food. These activities are especially great for teens.

ESL Countdown – ESL Countdown is based on the iconic show ‘countdown’. This simple activity is great for practicing spelling and vocabulary with students.

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  1. Thank you very much, David. I’m dealing with the topics of food and health in my classes at the moment. It’s a very helpful post.
    Thanks again.
    Gloria Miranda

  2. Gloria,
    I hope you found the post helpful. My students enjoyed the video and it was a great source of conversation. As always thanks for the comment and thanks for visiting the site.


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