The Reading / Listening - Burnout - Level 1

Workers have had burnout for decades. Burnout is mental exhaustion from too much stress. The WHO called it a medical problem. People with burnout have no energy and feel exhausted. They feel negative about their job. The WHO says doctors should treat patients for burnout. However, doctors get burnout two times more than other workers. The number of people with burnout is increasing very quickly. More workers are getting stressed at work.



A scientist identified burnout in 1974. Researchers said it is similar to anxiety. It can come from depression. Burnout can cause serious health problems, like insomnia, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. There is advice on how to manage burnout. People should talk to their boss, reach out to co-workers, family and friends; and do relaxing activities like tai chi, meditation, going for a walk in the countryside, and yoga.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Burnout - Level 0 Burnout - Level 2   or  Burnout - Level 3

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. Workers have had burnout
  2. mental
  3. too much
  4. The WHO called it a medical
  5. People with burnout
  6. They feel negative
  7. doctors should treat patients
  8. increasing very
  1. stress
  2. about their job
  3. problem
  4. quickly
  5. for decades
  6. for burnout
  7. exhaustion
  8. have no energy

Paragraph 2

  1. Researchers said it is similar
  2. high blood
  3. People should talk
  4. reach out
  5. family
  6. do relaxing activities
  7. going for
  8. in the
  1. like tai chi
  2. to co-workers
  3. countryside
  4. to anxiety
  5. a walk
  6. pressure
  7. and friends
  8. to their boss

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Workers have (1) ___________________ decades. Burnout is mental exhaustion from (2) ___________________. The WHO called it a medical problem. People with (3) ___________________ energy and feel exhausted. They (4) ___________________ their job. The WHO says doctors should treat patients for burnout. However, doctors get burnout (5) ___________________ than other workers. The number of people with burnout is increasing very quickly. More workers are (6) ___________________ work.

A scientist (7) ___________________ 1974. Researchers said it is similar to anxiety. It can (8) ___________________. Burnout can cause serious health problems, like insomnia, heart disease, (9) ___________________ and diabetes. There is advice on how to manage burnout. People should talk (10) ___________________, reach out to co-workers, family and friends; (11) ___________________ activities like tai chi, meditation, going for (12) ___________________ the countryside, and yoga.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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mtoomuchstress.TheWHOcalleditamedicalproblem.Peoplewithburn
outhavenoenergyandfeelexhausted.Theyfeelnegativeabouttheirjob
.TheWHOsaysdoctorsshouldtreatpatientsforburnout.However,doct
orsgetburnouttwotimesmorethanotherworkers.Thenumberofpeopl
ewithburnoutisincreasingveryquickly.Moreworkersaregettingstress
edatwork.Ascientistidentifiedburnoutin1974.Researcherssaiditissi
milartoanxiety.Itcancomefromdepression.Burnoutcancauseserious
healthproblems,likeinsomnia,heartdisease,highbloodpressureandd
iabetes.Thereisadviceonhowtomanageburnout.Peopleshouldtalktot
heirboss,reachouttoco-workers,familyandfriends;anddorelaxingac
tivitiesliketaichi,meditation,goingforawalkinthecountryside,andyog
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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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