The Reading / Listening - Moods - Level 1

A device lets people know your mood. It is a wristband called Moodbeam. A company and a healthcare provider designed it. The company wanted to help hospital workers. The healthcare provider wanted its staff to monitor their mood. Wearers can check their mood by logging in to their account. Their information is stored in the cloud. Employers can see the data stored in the cloud. They can find out how workers are feeling at work.



A worried mother thought of the idea. She wanted to know how her daughter was feeling. The company website says: "Moods are hard to capture, tough to talk about and often invisible." It wants to change the way the world sees mood, "by making it easier to...talk about how we feel". It gives us a better understanding of how we feel. We can have more meaningful conversations with those we care about. We can also lead happier lives.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Moods - Level 0 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 device lets people know
  2. a healthcare
  3. The company wanted to help hospital
  4. staff to monitor
  5. check their mood by logging
  6. Their information is stored
  7. see the data
  8. find out how workers are
  1. in the cloud
  2. workers
  3. feeling at work
  4. your mood
  5. stored in the cloud
  6. provider
  7. in to their account
  8. their mood

Paragraph 2

  1. A worried mother
  2. how her daughter
  3. tough to talk
  4. change the way the world
  5. a better understanding of how
  6. We can have more meaningful
  7. those we
  8. We can also lead
  1. care about
  2. sees mood
  3. happier lives
  4. thought of the idea
  5. conversations
  6. about
  7. we feel
  8. was feeling

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A device lets people (1) ___________________. It is a wristband called Moodbeam. A company (2) ___________________ provider designed it. The company wanted to help hospital workers. The healthcare provider wanted its (3) ___________________ their mood. Wearers can check their (4) ___________________ in to their account. Their information (5) ___________________ the cloud. Employers can see the data stored in the cloud. They can find out how workers are (6) ___________________.

A worried mother thought (7) ___________________. She wanted to know how her daughter was feeling. The company website says: "Moods are (8) ___________________, tough to talk about and often invisible." It wants to (9) ___________________ the world sees mood, "by making it easier to...talk about how we feel". It gives (10) ___________________ understanding of how we feel. We (11) ___________________ meaningful conversations with those we care about. We can (12) ___________________ lives.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Adeviceletspeopleknowyourmood.ItisawristbandcalledMoodbeam.
Acompanyandahealthcareproviderdesignedit.Thecompanywantedt
ohelphospitalworkers.Thehealthcareproviderwanteditsstafftomonit
ortheirmood.Wearerscanchecktheirmoodbyloggingintotheiraccoun
t.Theirinformationisstoredinthecloud.Employerscanseethedatastor
edinthecloud.Theycanfindouthowworkersarefeelingatwork.Aworrie
dmotherthoughtoftheidea.Shewantedtoknowhowherdaughterwasf
eeling.Thecompanywebsitesays:"Moodsarehardtocapture,toughtot
alkaboutandofteninvisible."Itwantstochangethewaytheworldseesm
ood,"bymakingiteasierto...talkabouthowwefeel".Itgivesusabetteru
nderstandingofhowwefeel.Wecanhavemoremeaningfulconversatio
nswiththosewecareabout.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) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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