The Reading / Listening - Level 4

Britain's health service said that up to half of adults have suffered from a mental illness. The Health Survey for England shows that 25 per cent of adults have had a mental health problem and 18 per cent believe they have suffered from one but have not seen a doctor. A mental health expert said the survey is a "wake-up call" to make sure that people get mental health support. He said: "Effective mental health treatment saves lives."



Researchers questioned 5,000 adults and found that 26 per cent of them were diagnosed with a mental illness. Depression was the most common form. Women are more likely to suffer than men. Over 40 per cent of middle-aged women have had an illness at some time in their life. A mental health charity said: "These are shocking figures…because the scale of mental illness is already known but too often ignored."

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Sources
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/nhs/12101811/Almost-half-of-adults-have-suffered-mental-illness-NHS-stats-suggest.html
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-35322354
  • http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/one-four-diagnosed-mental-illness-7187621


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Britain's health

a.

of adults

2.

up to

b.

saves lives

3.

suffered from a

c.

half of adults

4.

25 per cent

d.

expert

5.

have not seen

e.

up call

6.

A mental health

f.

service

7.

the survey is a wake-

g.

a doctor

8.

Effective mental health treatment

h.

mental illness



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Researchers questioned

a.

time in their life

2.

diagnosed with

b.

suffer than men

3.

Depression was the most

c.

a mental illness

4.

Women are more likely to

d.

of middle-aged women

5.

Over 40 per cent

e.

mental illness

6.

had an illness at some

f.

5,000 adults

7.

These are shocking

g.

common form

8.

the scale of

h.

figures

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Britain's health service said (1) ___________________ of adults have (2) ___________________ mental illness. The Health Survey for England shows that 25 per cent (3) ___________________ had a mental health problem and 18 per cent believe they have suffered from one but have (4) ___________________. A mental health expert said the survey is a "wake-up call" (5) ___________________ that people get mental health support. He said: "Effective mental health (6) ___________________."

Researchers (7) ___________________ adults and found that 26 per cent of them were (8) ___________________ mental illness. Depression was the most common form. Women are more (9) ___________________ than men. Over 40 per cent (10) ___________________ women have had an illness at (11) ___________________ their life. A mental health charity said: "These are shocking figures…because the scale of mental illness is already known but (12) ___________________."





MENTAL ILLNESS SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about mental illness 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.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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Q.1.

 

 

 

 

Q.2.

 

 

 

 

Q.3.

 

 

 

 

Q.4.

 

 

 

 

Q.5.

 

 

 

 

  • Now return to your original partner and share and talk about what you found out. Change partners often.
  • Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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FREE WRITING

Write about mental illness for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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