June 14th is WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY! This is a great opportunity to get your ESL students talking about what it means to be a blood donor and how donating their blood helps save lives around the world. You might also want to show the World Health Organization's short video clip in support of their "Thank you For Saving My Life" theme this year and read more about this day here. >>>
Learn about blood types, facts and information here by the American Red Cross.
WARM-UP QUESTIONS ON THE TOPIC OF BLOOD By ESL Made Easy:
1. What is blood and why is it important?
2. Does the thought or sight of blood make you feel queasy and faint? Why?
3. Have you ever been a blood donor or needed a blood transfusion? Explain.
4. What are some things that can go wrong with blood? (i.e. blood clots, anemia...etc?)
5. Have you, or has someone you know, ever had problems with their blood? Explain.
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