20. Eating disorders (part one)

Eating disorders (part one)

I can use a variety of internet tools to select relevant information and to understand a text in detail.


1.Have a look at the word cloud and find five most attracting words. Using these words choose a task you’ll do with your group members.

  • a. create a poem or a rap song
  • b. work out a dialogue or a conversation
  • c. write a letter to a friend
  • d. write or design a motto on the topic e. write a meaningful sentence of 25 words.


2. Present your creative work to the class.

3. Can you guess what the class will be about?


1. Connect to Linoit.com with your class account. On the Linoit canvas there is the part of the text the word cloud was created from. Read the paragraph and working with you partner ask one to three questions about the content of the paragraph. Write the question(s) on a sticky note and post it. Compare your questions with other members of the class.

Orthorexia (tool: cueprompter )

Eating disorders are so common in many developed countries that two our of every hundred teenagers are struggling with one of them in any given year. Anorexia and bulimia are the most recognized disorders. However, there is a newer disorder which is becoming more common – orthorexia. Orthorexia nervosa is an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating. Unlike its relation, anorexia, sufferers are primarily concerned with quality, rather than quantity. It is not about feeling thin, but about feeling “pure” and healthy. Healthy eating is, of course, seen as a good thing, but when taken to extremes, malnutrition, severe weight loss and even death can occur as a result.

2. Without looking at the paragraph – can you tell how much you remembered about the topic?

3. How can you check how much you really remembered? Use the application Hot Potatoes, if downloaded on your computer or use the following link: www. lgeorges.online.fr/tools/cloze.html to work out a mock test for your partner.

4. How can you highlight any relevant information in the text? Go to www.scrible.com and see what the tool can do for you.

5. Discuss the results with the class.

6. Write on two different sticky notes three reasons why you would/wouldn’t recommend this tool a. to your friends, b. to your teachers and post the notes.

7. Discuss as a group the similarities and differences, find the most important reasons for and against.


1. Here is the rest of the text on orthorexia and some other ways how to read and have fun with the texts.

  • a. use the cueprompter for slow reading and work out 5 questions to cover the content of the text. Post your questions on the canvas.
  • b. use the HotPotatoes tool to work out a cloze test (either a cloze test or a bank cloze). Post the test on the canvas.
  • c. create a comprehension task using TRUE and FALSE statements. Post the task on the canvas.
  • d. use the scrible tool to select and highlight five most relevant sentences in the text. (You should be able to explain and defend your choice.) Post the sentences on the canvas.

2. Try to do some of the tasks, quiz your classmates, see how much they have learnt about eating disorders and orthorexia.

3. Did you learn what actually the word orthorexia stands for – without looking it up in a dictionary?


1. What have you learnt today? Can you provide answers to the following questions without reading the text handout?

  • a. What is the difference between anorexia and othorexia?
  • b. What consequences may a radical change in somebody’s diet may have on the person’s social life in general?
  • c. Can you tell the difference between orthorexia and a healthy diet?
  • d. How does orthorexia start? How is the disorder related to their social life?

2. Name at least three school subjects in which you could use similar strategies to understand and remember the main ideas of any teaching materials.

Discuss with your partner and with the class.


What does the abbreviation URL in internet addresses stand for? What is a tiny url? Is the tool useful? Why do you think so? Present your opinion to the class.

(Site suggested: tinyurl.com/hrnwve3