The Reading / Listening - Art Therapy - Level 0

Doctors and a museum in Canada are helping sick people. They are sending patients to art galleries, instead of giving them medicine. The doctors say art helps our health. The patients have breast cancer, eating disorders and mental health problems. A doctor said: "You could come to the museum and you might feel better."



A doctor who heals people with art therapy said it is good for our physical health. Looking at art produces the same hormones in our bodies that exercise releases. A museum spokesperson said: "I am [sure] that in the 21st century, [art] will be what physical activity was for health in the 20th century."

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Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45972348
  • https://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2018/10/25/montreal-museum-of-fine-arts-prescription/
  • https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/doctors-can-soon-prescribe-visits-to-montreal-museum-of-fine-arts


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. helping sick
  2. instead of giving
  3. The doctors say art
  4. The patients have breast
  5. eating
  6. mental health
  7. You could come
  8. you might
  1. helps our health
  2. problems
  3. them medicine
  4. feel better
  5. people
  6. to the museum
  7. disorders
  8. cancer

Paragraph 2

  1. A doctor who
  2. it is
  3. our physical
  4. Looking at
  5. the same hormones
  6. A museum
  7. physical
  8. health in
  1. health
  2. spokesperson
  3. in our bodies
  4. the 20th century
  5. good
  6. activity
  7. art
  8. heals people

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Doctors and (1) ___________________ Canada are helping sick people. They (2) ___________________ to art galleries, instead of (3) ___________________. The doctors say art helps our health. The patients have breast cancer, (4) ___________________ mental health problems. A doctor said: "(5) ___________________ to the museum and you (6) ___________________."

A doctor (7) ___________________ with art therapy said it is good (8) ___________________ health. Looking at art produces the same (9) ___________________ bodies that exercise releases. A museum spokesperson said: "(10) ___________________ that in the 21st century, (11) ___________________ what physical activity was for health in (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

DoctorsandamuseuminCanadaarehelpingsickpeople.Theyaresendi
ngpatientstoartgalleries,insteadofgivingthemmedicine.Thedoctorss
ayarthelpsourhealth.Thepatientshavebreastcancer,eatingdisorders
andmentalhealthproblems.Adoctorsaid:"Youcouldcometothemuse
umandyoumightfeelbetter."Adoctorwhohealspeoplewitharttherapy
saiditisgoodforourphysicalhealth.Lookingatartproducesthesamehor
monesinourbodiesthatexercisereleases.Amuseumspokespersonsai
d:"Iam[sure]thatinthe21stcentury,[art]willbewhatphysicalactivity
wasforhealthinthe20thcentury."

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)

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(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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