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Proteins – chemical compounds in food

Subject taught
- Biology


Type of Product
- Audios/ Podcast

Language Skills Developed
- Interaction
- Listening
- Speaking
- Writing

Transferable/Scientific Skills Developed
The skills which can be developed: -The ability to gather, organise evidence, data and information - The ability to extract key elements from complex information - The ability to present material orally in a clear and effective way, including sensitivity to listeners' perspectives - The ability to present written material clearly and effectively - Attention to detail - Ability to think quickly - Respecting different viewpoints - The ability to write and think under pressure - Listening in a foreign language - Speaking/conversing in a foreign language - Writing in a foreign language

General aims
-What do we know about proteins – chemical compounds in food?
-Show how the proteins are important for human’s body in every age, and in every kind of diet
-Balance is important in every aspect of our lives

Linguistic aims
-use proper grammar structures
-learn and use a specific vocabulary
- correct pronunciation
Subject specific aims
-Presenting briefly groups of proteins
- Explain what the proteins are

- Give examples how to provide proteins for our bodies
-Point healthy diet for everyone
- Show what proteins mean to different group of people
- High protein food obsession
-Point how important is to find the balance in our diet
- A few words about supplements
Target group age
Level of competence in English (CEFR)
Time required to use the resource with the students
31 minutes
How to use it
This podcast can be used as a way to present the topic: Proteins – chemical compounds in food, then when it is necessary teacher can explain new words, or prepare a list of new words before listening. Teacher can prepare a list of questions about proteins. It will be a way of checking if students understand the audio. So students are split into small groups and they can work together to find out the answers. In these groups students will have time to speak out their ideas. They can discuss if they are right or wrong, so it will be a good way that everyone will be able to say something. After that, a leader/ a speaker of each group can present their answers. Each group can compare the answers. Then a teacher can summarise the team work,
This podcast can be also used as an additional material for the topic, it can be used as a conclusion of the lesson, this podcast answers what they are and where they are ( in what kind of food) and also this podcast can be a way to start a discussion about diets, how dangerous they can be. This audio gives also a chance of speaking about different diets, it focuses on healthy balanced diets, and shows different aspects of healthy diet which is like a mania which pushes people into dangerous path. This audio is quite long and it
is a real material, the language is fluent, speaker talks very fast.

Possible difficulties for the students

- lack of vocabulary,
- a lot of new names
- the pronunciation of new words
- too long audio
- too much information

Comments • Strength - It gives the most important information about the topic - It provides true information - It is interesting - It shows different aspects of proteins - Teacher can rely on this video • Weakness - Too many new vocabulary to remember - A lot of difficult names to pronounce - Too much information - Disturbing advertisements • Scientific reliability - All pieces of information which are presented in the audio are true, - The speaker gives true examples of real people who he has met - A teacher can rely on this audio • Pedagogical value (e.g. collaborative learning, self–directed learning, peer assisted learning, etc) - Increasing memory performance - Collaborative learning - State their own opinion - Repeating new vocabulary -The ability to take initiative -The ability to write, talk and think

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Proteins- compounds in food