The Reading / Listening - Level 0

People who use the Internet too much may have mental health problems, especially if they cannot get online regularly. A survey into the Internet habits of 254 students found 107 students were addicted or had problems like depression. We know little about the dangers of Internet addiction. We need to know more.



A researcher said students who are addicted to the Internet have more problems with their day-to-day life at home, at work or school. He said people with Internet addiction were more depressed and had problems with time management. We need to know if mental health problems cause Internet addiction.

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Sources
  • http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-09-internet-addiction-mental-health-problems.html
  • http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/47821/20160919/internet-addiction-lead-cognitive-impairment-mental-health-issues-study.htm
  • http://health.usnews.com/health-care/articles/2016-09-18/internet-addiction-may-be-red-flag-for-other-mental-health-issues-study


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. have mental
  2. if they cannot get online
  3. A survey into the Internet habits
  4. 107 students were
  5. problems like
  6. We know
  7. the dangers
  8. We need to
  1. of Internet addiction
  2. addicted
  3. health problems
  4. know more
  5. little
  6. depression
  7. regularly
  8. of 254 students

Paragraph 2

  1. students who are addicted
  2. have more
  3. their day-to-
  4. at home, at work
  5. people with Internet addiction were
  6. problems with time
  7. We need to
  8. mental
  1. more depressed
  2. day life
  3. health problems
  4. management
  5. to the Internet
  6. know
  7. problems
  8. or school

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

People (1) ___________________ Internet too much may have mental health problems, (2) ___________________ cannot get online regularly. A (3) ___________________ Internet habits of 254 students found 107 students (4) ___________________ had problems like depression. We (5) ___________________ the dangers of Internet addiction. We (6) ___________________ more.

A researcher said students (7) ___________________ to the Internet have more problems with (8) ___________________ life at home, at (9) ___________________. He said people with Internet addiction (10) ___________________ and had problems with (11) ___________________. We need to know if mental health (12) ___________________ Internet addiction.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

PeoplewhousetheInternettoomuchmayhavementalhealthproblems,
especiallyiftheycannotgetonlineregularly.AsurveyintotheInterneth
abitsof254studentsfound107studentswereaddictedorhadproblemsl
ikedepression.WeknowlittleaboutthedangersofInternetaddiction.W
eneedtoknowmore.AresearchersaidstudentswhoareaddictedtotheI
nternethavemoreproblemswiththeirday-to-daylifeathome,atworko
rschool.HesaidpeoplewithInternetaddictionweremoredepressedand
hadproblemswithtimemanagement.Weneedtoknowifmentalhealthp
roblemscauseInternetaddiction.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic 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.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

Write about this topic for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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