The Reading / Listening - Moods - Level 2

A new device can let people know your mood. It is a wristband called Moodbeam. A UK company and a healthcare provider designed it. The company wanted to make a self-reporting device to help hospital workers. The healthcare provider wanted its staff to be able to monitor their mood. Wearers of the device can check their mood by logging in to their account. Information on their mood is stored in the cloud. Employers and managers can see the data stored in the cloud on a dashboard. This can let them know how workers are feeling and dealing with their work.



The idea for the wristband came from a worried mother. She wanted to know how her daughter was feeling. The company website says: "Moodbeam is built on the unfortunate truth that...[moods are] hard to capture, tough to talk about and often invisible." It wants to transform the way the world sees mood, "by making it easier to understand and talk about how we feel". It added "The device allows for better understanding of how we feel, creates more meaningful conversations with those we care about and helps us lead happier lives."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Moods - Level 0 Moods - Level 1   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 new device can let people
  2. a healthcare
  3. make a self-
  4. monitor
  5. logging in to
  6. Information on their mood is stored
  7. managers can see the
  8. let them know how workers
  1. are feeling
  2. reporting device
  3. their mood
  4. their account
  5. know your mood
  6. data
  7. provider
  8. in the cloud

Paragraph 2

  1. The idea for
  2. She wanted to know how her
  3. the unfortunate
  4. transform the way the world
  5. easier to understand and
  6. better understanding of how
  7. conversations with those we care
  8. helps us lead
  1. talk about
  2. about
  3. we feel
  4. happier lives
  5. truth
  6. the wristband
  7. sees mood
  8. daughter was feeling

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A new device can let people (1) ___________________. It is a wristband called Moodbeam. A UK company and a healthcare (2) ___________________. The company wanted to make a self-reporting device to help hospital workers. The healthcare provider wanted its staff to be (3) ___________________ their mood. Wearers of the device can check their mood by logging in to their account. Information on their (4) ___________________ in the cloud. Employers and managers can see (5) ___________________ in the cloud on a dashboard. This can let them know how workers are feeling (6) ___________________ their work.

The idea for the wristband came from (7) ___________________. She wanted to know how her daughter was feeling. The company website says: "Moodbeam (8) ___________________ the unfortunate truth that...[moods are] (9) ___________________, tough to talk about and often invisible." It wants to transform the way the world sees mood, "by (10) ___________________ to understand and talk about how we feel". It added "The device (11) ___________________ understanding of how we feel, creates more meaningful conversations with those we care about and helps (12) ___________________ lives."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Anewdevicecanletpeopleknowyourmood.ItisawristbandcalledMood
beam.AUKcompanyandahealthcareproviderdesignedit.Thecompan
ywantedtomakeaself-reportingdevicetohelphospitalworkers.Thehe
althcareproviderwanteditsstafftobeabletomonitortheirmood.Weare
rsofthedevicecanchecktheirmoodbyloggingintotheiraccount.Inform
ationontheirmoodisstoredinthecloud.Employersandmanagerscanse
ethedatastoredinthecloudonadashboard.Thiscanletthemknowhow
workersarefeelinganddealingwiththeirwork.Theideaforthewristban
dcamefromaworriedmother.Shewantedtoknowhowherdaughterwa
sfeeling.Thecompanywebsitesays:"Moodbeamisbuiltontheunfortun
atetruththat...[moodsare]hardtocapture,toughtotalkaboutandofte
ninvisible."Itwantstotransformthewaytheworldseesmood,"bymakin
giteasiertounderstandandtalkabouthowwefeel".Itadded"Thedevice
allowsforbetterunderstandingofhowwefeel,createsmoremeaningful
conversationswiththosewecareaboutandhelpsusleadhappierlives."

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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Free writing

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Answers

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