The body keeps the score
Free
Marta
Marta

The body keeps the score

Lesson overview

This C2 ESL lesson centers around useful expressions and phrases used in speaking about trauma and addiction.

 

Introduction

The student reads a brief explanation of trauma and answers some questions related to it.

 

Video: The body keeps the score

The student’s task is to create a definition of trauma based on the video The body keeps the score.
Then, they match names of trauma responses (fight, flight, freeze, fawn) with their descriptions.

 

Vocabulary

The student looks for synonyms of the phrase inflict trauma in a word cloud

Next, to complete a list of disorders, the student matches the names to the descriptions (cumulative trauma disorder, acute stress disorder, etc.) This is followed by a discussion about collective trauma.

Then, they learn about PTSD, choose PTSD symptoms from a list, and underline the positive ways of coping with it.
The student also learns about EMDR as a type of trauma treatment by completing the text with the missing words.

 

Video: What is addiction?

The student listens to Dr. Gabor Mate’s explanation of what addiction is and how it’s related to trauma. Then, they answers video comprehension questions.

In the final part of the lesson, the student reads and discusses famous quotes about addiction and trauma.

 

 

Comments (3)
Miss Xiao
2023/08/25

Great lesson!!

Please log in to like
Luke
2023/08/25

thank you for your kind words Xiao!

Please log in to like
leopardprintkristy
2023/10/02

Really fantastic, thanks Marta!

Please log in to like
Others similiar materials

Any questions?

find out our q & a