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  THE TAPESCRIPT

I sometimes worry about my mental health. There are times when I think I’m going crazy. I think it’s because of this world we live in. Everything is so fast. Everyone is in a hurry. Everything has to be done yesterday. I’m sure life wasn’t so stressful a hundred years ago. Then, people’s mental health was probably better. The only good thing nowadays is that there are mental health specialists who can help us when we are in trouble. But, there is a problem with these experts. They keep on thinking up new mental health problems we suffer from. What we all need is to take a step back and slow down. That will be good for our mental health. We need to laugh more and care more. If we don’t do this, we’ll all have mental health problems.

  LISTENING GAP FILL

I sometimes _______________ mental health. There are times when I think I’m going crazy. I think it’s because of _______________ in. Everything is so fast. Everyone is in a hurry. Everything _______________ yesterday. I’m sure life wasn’t so stressful a hundred years ago. Then, people’s mental health _______________. The only good thing nowadays is that there are mental health specialists who can help us when _______________. But, there is a problem with these experts. They keep on thinking up new mental health problems _______________. What we all need is to take a step back and slow down. That will _______________ mental health. We need to laugh more and care more. If _______________, we’ll all have mental health problems.

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

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  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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  DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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  STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about mental health in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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  WRITING

Write about mental health for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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  HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about mental health. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about mental health. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. MENTAL HEALTH POSTER Make a poster about mental health. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY MENTAL HEALTH LESSON: Make your own English lesson on mental health. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on mental health. Share your findings with the class.

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