The Reading / Listening - Burnout - Level 0

Many workers have burnout. This is mental exhaustion from too much stress. The WHO says it is a medical problem. People with burnout have no energy. They feel negative about their job. The WHO says doctors should treat patients for burnout. The number of people with burnout is going up quickly.



Burnout was found in 1974. Researchers say it can come from depression. Burnout causes serious health problems, like heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. People with burnout should talk to their boss, co-workers, family and friends. They should do relaxing activities like meditation and going for a walk.

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Sources
  • https://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2019/05/29/burnout-is-now-officially-recognized-as-a-medical-condition-here-are-the-symptoms-you-should-know-about/23736830/
  • https://www.treehugger.com/health/who-officially-recognizes-burnout-symptoms-solutions.html
  • https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlynborysenko/2019/05/29/burnout-is-now-an-officially-diagnosable-condition-heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-it/


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Many workers have
  2. mental exhaustion from too
  3. The WHO says it is a
  4. People with burnout have
  5. They feel negative
  6. doctors should
  7. The number
  8. going up
  1. no energy
  2. treat patients
  3. quickly
  4. medical problem
  5. burnout
  6. of people
  7. much stress
  8. about their job

Paragraph 2

  1. it can come
  2. Burnout causes serious health
  3. heart
  4. high blood
  5. People with burnout should
  6. family and
  7. relaxing activities
  8. going for a
  1. like meditation
  2. disease
  3. walk
  4. problems
  5. pressure
  6. from depression
  7. talk to their boss
  8. friends

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Many (1) ___________________. This is mental exhaustion from (2) ___________________. The WHO says it is a medical problem. People with burnout (3) ___________________. They feel negative (4) ___________________. The WHO says doctors should (5) ___________________ burnout. The number of people with burnout is (6) ___________________.

Burnout (7) ___________________ 1974. Researchers say (8) ___________________ from depression. Burnout causes serious health problems, (9) ___________________, high blood pressure and diabetes. People with burnout (10) ___________________ their boss, co-workers, (11) ___________________. They should do relaxing activities like meditation and (12) ___________________ walk.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Manyworkershaveburnout.Thisismentalexhaustionfromtoomuchstr
ess.TheWHOsaysitisamedicalproblem.Peoplewithburnouthavenoen
ergy.Theyfeelnegativeabouttheirjob.TheWHOsaysdoctorsshouldtre
atpatientsforburnout.Thenumberofpeoplewithburnoutisgoingupqui
ckly.Burnoutwasfoundin1974.Researcherssayitcancomefromdepre
ssion.Burnoutcausesserioushealthproblems,likeheartdisease,highb
loodpressureanddiabetes.Peoplewithburnoutshouldtalktotheirboss,
co-workers,familyandfriends.Theyshoulddorelaxingactivitieslikeme
ditationandgoingforawalk.

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.

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Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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Free writing

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