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Proteins – chemical compounds in food

Subject taught
- Biology


Type of Product
- Slides

Language Skills Developed
- Interaction
- Reading
- Speaking
- Writing

Transferable/Scientific Skills Developed
The ability to gather, organise evidence 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, including sensitivity to the reader's perspective - Attention to detail - Ability to think quickly - Respecting different viewpoints -The ability to write and think under pressure -Reading materials 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?
- Proteins are important for human’s body in every age so what kind of food should be eaten

Linguistic aims
-use proper grammar structures
-learn and use a specific vocabulary
- correct pronunciation
Subject specific aims
-Presenting groups of proteins
-Explain what the proteins are
- Give examples how to provide proteins for our bodies
-Point healthy diet for everyone, the right amount of food for every age
Target group age
Level of competence in English (CEFR)
Time required to use the resource with the students
15 minutes
How to use it
This presentation 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 watching. Teacher can prepare a list of questions about proteins. It will be a way of checking if students understand the video. 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 of each group can present their answers. Each group can compare the answers. Then a teacher can summarise the team work, correct or explain questions. In the end, a teacher can ask students to write a short review of the presentation.
This presentation can be also used as an additional material for the topic, it can be used as a conclusion of the lesson because it shows the groups of food which contain proteins, These slides show gives also a chance of speaking about different diets, it focuses on healthy balanced diets. This presentation is not long and it gives essential information about proteins.
This video is very well constructed because it contains introduction, main body and conclusion. This structure can be useful for students to prepare their speech because the information is done in the chronological order.
Possible difficulties for the students

- lack of vocabulary,
- a lot of new names
- the pronunciation of new words

Comments • Strength - This presentation is not long - It gives the most important information about the topic - It provides true information - It is colourful and interesting - In this slide show there are subtitles which make it easy to understand - Teacher can rely on this presentation • Weakness -Too many new words to remember - A lot of difficult names to pronounce • Scientific reliability -All pieces of information which are presented in the presentation are true, -The pictures used are accurate, -The structures presented are correct - A teacher can rely on this material - In this presentation are used the techniques to help students remember all the pieces of information like: pictures, highlighted words, subtitles • Pedagogical value (e.g. collaborative learning, self–directed learning, peer assisted learning, etc) - Increasing memory performance -Collaborative learning - State their own opinion - Respect different point of view - Work in pairs, groups -Repeating -The ability to write, talk and think

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Proteins- compounds in food