The Reading / Listening - Moods - Level 0

A wristband called Moodbeam lets people know your mood. A company designed it to help hospital workers. It wanted staff to monitor their mood. Wearers can check their mood by logging in to their information in the cloud. Employers can see the data stored in the cloud. They can find out how workers are feeling.



A worried mother thought of the idea. She wanted to know how her daughter was feeling. Moods are hard to explain and difficult to talk about. The company wants to change the way we see mood and make it easier to talk about it. We can have better conversations with those we care about. We can also lead happier lives.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Moods - Level 1 Moods - Level 2   or  Moods - Level 3

Sources
    https://
  • moodbeam.co.uk
  • / https://www.
  • bbc.com
  • /news/business-55637328 https://www.
  • mobihealthnews.com
  • /news/emea/wearable-mood-device-provide-wellbeing-support-nhs-staff


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. A company
  2. help hospital
  3. It wanted staff to monitor
  4. logging in
  5. Employers can
  6. stored in
  7. They can find
  8. how workers are
  1. the cloud
  2. workers
  3. feeling
  4. see the data
  5. their mood
  6. out
  7. designed it
  8. to their information

Paragraph 2

  1. A worried mother thought
  2. know how her daughter
  3. Moods are hard
  4. change the way we
  5. make it easier to talk
  6. We can have better
  7. with those we care
  8. We can also lead
  1. about it
  2. to explain
  3. happier lives
  4. was feeling
  5. about
  6. of the idea
  7. see mood
  8. conversations

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A wristband called Moodbeam (1) ___________________ your mood. A company (2) ___________________ help hospital workers. It wanted (3) ___________________ their mood. Wearers can check their (4) ___________________ in to their information (5) ___________________. Employers can see the data stored in the cloud. They can (6) ___________________ workers are feeling.

A worried mother thought (7) ___________________. She wanted to know how her (8) ___________________. Moods are hard to (9) ___________________ to talk about. The company wants to change the (10) ___________________ mood and make it easier to talk about it. We (11) ___________________ conversations with those we care about. We can (12) ___________________ lives.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AwristbandcalledMoodbeamletspeopleknowyourmood.Acompanyd
esignedittohelphospitalworkers.Itwantedstafftomonitortheirmood.
Wearerscanchecktheirmoodbyloggingintotheirinformationintheclou
d.Employerscanseethedatastoredinthecloud.Theycanfindouthoww
orkersarefeeling.Aworriedmotherthoughtoftheidea.Shewantedtokn
owhowherdaughterwasfeeling.Moodsarehardtoexplainanddifficultt
otalkabout.Thecompanywantstochangethewayweseemoodandmak
eiteasiertotalkaboutit.Wecanhavebetterconversationswiththosewe
careabout.Wecanalsoleadhappierlives.

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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(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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