Teacher Resources for the IB Diploma

English B for the IB

Chapter 6 Health

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Guidance Notes

Chapter 6: Health

The materials provided in this section of the website support Chapter 6 of the English B for the IB Diploma coursebook: ‘Health’. This is one of five chapters which cover the topic options in the IB English B syllabus.

The materials can be used to supplement and extend the coursebook content, and links to the appropriate coursebook pages are given on individual resources.

All materials, apart from image resources, give the choice of either PDF or Word format, which can be printed out and used as given, or edited to suit your needs. Student worksheets can be printed and completed by hand, or supplied to students in editable format, to allow them to be completed on-screen, and then printed out or saved as digital documents. Lesson plans are likewise supplied in an editable Word format, as well as PDF, for teachers to adapt to their own needs.
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For Chapter 6, you will find the following range of materials:


Lesson plan 6.1: an overview and planning document for Chapter 6.
Lesson plan 6.2: an editable lesson plan template, which can be used to create your own lesson plans for the topic option ‘Health’.


Assessment sheet 6.1: provides answers and exemplar responses to the activities in Chapter 6.
Assessment sheet 6.2: for Activity 4.1, on page 237 of the coursebook, students practise working with images for the individual oral, using key words to create a structure for their presentation.
Assessment sheet 6.3: for Activities 4.5 and 4.6 on page 238 of the coursebook, students assess audio recordings of individual oral presentations by other students, using the assessment criteria.

The optional editable Word format enables students to complete the assessment activities on-screen.


Students are provided with the following worksheets to support their work in this core topic:

Worksheet 6.1: quotes and sources in Text 6.2 ‘Alternative medicine’, supporting Activity 1.8 on page 207.
Worksheet 6.2: a copy of the Ayurveda self-assessment graph for Activity 1.20, on page 215 of the coursebook.
Worksheet 6.3: this worksheet supports Activity 2.21, on page 231 of the coursebook, sorting nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs from Text 6.6 on Isabelle Caro.
Worksheet 6.4: for use with Activity 3.2 on page 233 of the coursebook, this worksheet provides a copy of Text 6.7 for students to annotate when using the ‘5 Ws’ to analyse a news report.
Worksheet 6.5: students consider what makes a story newsworthy, with reference to Text 6.7 – the worksheet provides support for text analysis, and can be used with Activities 3.4–3.6 on pages 235–36 of the coursebook and independently with any text being studied.

Under Resources you will also find:

  • a list of selected images and artworks from the coursebook, by chapter, available in PDF format for projection or for printing out
  • selected image and artwork resources for this chapter.