The Reading / Listening - Level 1

People who use the Internet too much may have mental health problems. They may have problems if they cannot get online regularly. A survey from a Canadian university looked at the Internet habits of 254 students and their mental health. Researchers said 107 students were addicted or had problems like depression or anxiety because of their Internet use. We know little about the dangers of Internet addiction and need to do more research.



A researcher explained what problems there are. He said: "We found that [students addicted to the Internet] had significantly more trouble dealing with their day-to-day activities, including life at home, at work or school." He added: "[People] with Internet addiction also had significantly higher amounts of depression…and [problems with] time management." We need to find out 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. have problems if they cannot
  3. the Internet habits
  4. Researchers said 107 students
  5. problems like depression
  6. We know
  7. the dangers of Internet addiction
  8. need to do
  1. or anxiety
  2. of Internet addiction
  3. health problems
  4. more research
  5. were addicted
  6. of 254 students
  7. little
  8. get online regularly

Paragraph 2

  1. A researcher explained what
  2. students addicted
  3. significantly more
  4. dealing with their day-to-
  5. at home, at work
  6. significantly higher
  7. time
  8. mental health problems
  1. trouble
  2. management
  3. or school
  4. cause Internet addiction
  5. to the Internet
  6. day activities
  7. problems there are
  8. amounts of depression

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

People (1) ___________________ Internet too much may have mental health problems. They (2) ___________________ if they cannot get (3) ___________________. A survey from a Canadian university looked at the Internet habits of 254 students and their mental health. Researchers (4) ___________________ were addicted or had problems like depression (5) ___________________ of their Internet use. We know little about the dangers of Internet addiction (6) ___________________ research.

A researcher explained (7) ___________________ are. He said: "We found that [students (8) ___________________ Internet] had significantly more trouble (9) ___________________ day-to-day activities, (10) ___________________ home, at work or school." He added: "[People] with Internet addiction also had significantly (11) ___________________ depression…and [problems with] time management." We (12) ___________________ mental health problems cause Internet addiction.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

PeoplewhousetheInternettoomuchmayhavementalhealthproblems.
Theymayhaveproblemsiftheycannotgetonlineregularly.Asurveyfro
maCanadianuniversitylookedattheInternethabitsof254studentsand
theirmentalhealth.Researcherssaid107studentswereaddictedorhad
problemslikedepressionoranxietybecauseoftheirInternetuse.Wekn
owlittleaboutthedangersofInternetaddictionandneedtodomorerese
arch.Aresearcherexplainedwhatproblemsthereare.Hesaid:"Wefoun
dthat[studentsaddictedtotheInternet]hadsignificantlymoretrouble
dealingwiththeirday-to-dayactivities,includinglifeathome,atworkor
school."Headded:"[People]withInternetaddictionalsohadsignificant
lyhigheramountsofdepression…and[problemswith]timemanageme
nt."WeneedtofindoutifmentalhealthproblemscauseInternetaddictio
n.

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

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Answers

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