The Reading / Listening - Art Therapy - Level 1

A museum in Canada is working with doctors to help sick people. Doctors will send patients to art galleries, instead of giving them medicine. The doctors believe art benefits our health. The patients include people with breast cancer, eating disorders, epilepsy and mental health problems. A spokesperson said: "We saw that the museum was good for people....You could come to the museum and you might feel better."



A doctor who helps to heal people with art therapy spoke about its benefits. She said: "There's...scientific proof that art therapy is good for your physical health." Looking at art increases the same kinds of hormones in our bodies that are released when we exercise. The museum's director-general said: "I am convinced 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. instead of giving
  2. art benefits our
  3. breast
  4. eating
  5. mental health
  6. good for
  7. You could come
  8. you might feel
  1. cancer
  2. problems
  3. better
  4. health
  5. to the museum
  6. disorders
  7. them medicine
  8. people

Paragraph 2

  1. A doctor who helps
  2. spoke about
  3. There's...scientific
  4. art therapy is good for your
  5. the same kinds
  6. released when we
  7. physical
  8. health in the
  1. proof
  2. physical health
  3. exercise
  4. 20th century
  5. to heal people
  6. activity
  7. of hormones
  8. its benefits

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A museum in Canada (1) ___________________ doctors to help sick people. Doctors will send patients (2) ___________________, instead of giving them medicine. The doctors (3) ___________________ our health. The patients include people (4) ___________________, eating disorders, epilepsy and mental health problems. A spokesperson said: "We (5) ___________________ museum was good for people....You could come to the museum and (6) ___________________ better."

A doctor who (7) ___________________ people with art therapy spoke about its benefits. She said: "There's...scientific proof that (8) ___________________ good for your physical health." Looking (9) ___________________ the same kinds of hormones in our bodies (10) ___________________ when we exercise. The museum's director-general said: "I (11) ___________________ in the 21st century, [art] will be what physical activity (12) ___________________ in the 20th century."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AmuseuminCanadaisworkingwithdoctorstohelpsickpeople.Doctors
willsendpatientstoartgalleries,insteadofgivingthemmedicine.Thedo
ctorsbelieveartbenefitsourhealth.Thepatientsincludepeoplewithbre
astcancer,eatingdisorders,epilepsyandmentalhealthproblems.Aspo
kespersonsaid:"Wesawthatthemuseumwasgoodforpeople....Youco
uldcometothemuseumandyoumightfeelbetter."Adoctorwhohelpsto
healpeoplewitharttherapyspokeaboutitsbenefits.Shesaid:"There's..
.scientificproofthatarttherapyisgoodforyourphysicalhealth."Lookin
gatartincreasesthesamekindsofhormonesinourbodiesthatarereleas
edwhenweexercise.Themuseum'sdirector-generalsaid:"Iamconvi
ncedthatinthe21stcentury,[art]willbewhatphysicalactivitywasforhe
althinthe20thcentury."

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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