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Proteins

Subject taught
- Biology
- Chemistry

Link
https://www.getepic.com/app/read/29083

Type of Product
- e-book

Language Skills Developed
- Reading
- Speaking

Transferable/Scientific Skills Developed
Student will develop key competences, such as problem-solving, data analysis, written and verbal communication.

Description
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

Linguistic aims:
- to read English with ease
- to understanding content
- to learn from written texts
- to master tools for gathering information
- to express opinion
- to enable students to understand topic correctly
- to develop academic language
- to translate words connected with probability in English into the mother tongue using their own words.

Subject specific aims
- Presenting sources of proteins
- Explain what the proteins are
- Present information of meat production
- Point healthy diet for everyone

Linguistic aims:
- to read English with ease
- to understanding content
- to learn from written texts
- to master tools for gathering information
- to express opinion
- to enable students to understand topic correctly
- to develop academic language
- to translate words connected with probability in English into the mother tongue using their own words.

Subject specific aims:
- to familiarise students with the information on proteins
- to enable students to learn about various ways of producing meat as a source of protein

Target group age:
The e-book is aimed at 7-9-year-old native speakers of English. Therefore, it can be suitable for non-native students of 13-14. This e-book can be used by anyone who wants to broaden their knowledge of proteins, meat and food industry. Also, the resource is recommended to teachers who want to teach probability using English.

Level of competence in English (CEFR)
B1

Time required to use the resource with the students:
The e-book contains 5 chapters so it is recommended to use the resource during 1-2 lessons.

How to use it
The teacher should ask the students to read the resource at home before the lesson and then do the proposed tasks in order to enable students to use the required knowledge in practice. The students might get the answers and feedback at the end of the book.

Possible difficulties for the students
The e-book is written using simple and clear sentences so it won’t be difficult to understand.

Comments
“Meats and Proteins“ e-book by Allison Lassieur is an interesting self-directed learning resource. It is available on https://www.getepic.com website for free; it just requires registering. The resource can be used by teachers as an introduction to the topic of proteins or it might be assigned to students as a self-studying resource. The main strength of the e-book is clear explanations, lots of visuals and real-life examples. The resource contains a glossary with the most important vocabulary, which will allow students to practice the new terms. In my opinion, this e-book is scientifically reliable and can be recommended to students and teachers as it is a very useful resource. It’s another advantage is the possibility to get the definition of each word, just by clicking on it. The resource also contains a list of selected bibliography and useful websites that can be used in and after class.

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