5-speed listening (Level 4)

Boys and girls react differently to stress






Try  Level 5  |  Level 6

See a sample

This useful resource has hundreds of ideas, activity templates, reproducible activities for …

  • warm-ups
  • pre-reading and listening
  • while-reading and listening
  • post-reading and listening
  • using headlines
  • working with words
  • moving from text to speech
  • role plays,
  • task-based activities
  • discussions and debates
and a whole lot more.

More Listening

20 Questions  |  Spelling  |  Dictation


A new study says that stressful events affect boys and girls differently. Girls could suffer more after traumatic events and be more likely to get post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Girls and boys should be treated differently for PTSD. The lead researcher said: "It is possible that boys and girls could [have] different trauma symptoms and that they might benefit from different approaches to treatment."

The research was on a part of the brain called the insula. A smaller insula means PTSD is more likely. Researchers said the insula was very small in girls and larger than usual in boys who had experienced trauma. PTSD is a mental disorder that can develop after traumatic events. Sexual assault, war, traffic accidents, or life-threatening experiences can lead to PTSD. Symptoms may include scary or suicidal thoughts, nightmares, and changes in mood.

Higher Levels

Try higher levels. The listening is a little longer, with more vocabulary.

Level 5  |  Level 6

All Levels

This page has all the levels, listening and reading for this lesson.

← Back to the stress  lesson.

Online Activities

Help Support This Web Site

  • Please consider helping Breaking News English.com

Sean Banville's Book

Thank You