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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

World Mental Health Day is on October the 10th every year. It was started by the World Federation for Mental Health in 1992. The MentalHealth.org website says: “It is a unified effort to promote greater public awareness and understanding of mental health and mental illness.” Every year, thousands worldwide raise awareness and funds for mental health causes. The United Nations strongly supports this day, saying: “Greater efforts are needed to address the difficulties in providing mental health care and protecting the human rights of those with severe disorders.” General-Secretary Ban Ki-moon stated: "Mental health is of paramount importance for personal well-being, family relationships and an individual’s ability to contribute to society.”

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community”. The organization says there is a great need today to focus more resources on mental disorders. More than 75 per cent of people who suffer from mental health problems live in the developing world. They have very few opportunities to receive proper treatment. The WHO stresses there is an urgent need to “scale up care for mental, neurological and substance use disorders” in order to close the massive treatment gap between rich and poor nations.

Sources: http://www.wikipedia.org/ and assorted sites.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

on October the 10th

a.

are needed

2

promote greater

b.

every year

3.

mental health

c.

society

4.

Greater efforts

d.

importance

5.

of paramount

e.

public awareness

6.

contribute to

f.

causes

 

Paragraph 2

1.

a state of well-

a.

world

2

realizes his or her

b.

normal stresses

3.

cope with the

c.

contribution

4.

make a

d.

being

5.

in the developing

e.

rich and poor nations

6.

massive treatment gap between

f.

own abilities


LISTENING GAP FILL

World Mental Health Day is on October the 10th every year. It ___________________ World Federation for Mental Health in 1992. The MentalHealth.org website says: “It ___________________ promote greater public awareness and understanding of mental health and mental illness.” Every year, thousands worldwide raise awareness ___________________ health causes. The United Nations strongly supports this day, saying: “Greater efforts are ___________________ difficulties in providing mental health care and protecting the human ___________________ severe disorders.” General-Secretary Ban Ki-moon stated: "Mental health is of paramount importance for personal well-being, family relationships and _____________________ contribute to society.”

The World Health Organization (WHO) ___________________ as "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, ___________________ normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and ___________________ contribution to his or her community”. The organization says there is a great need today _____________________ on mental disorders. More than 75 per cent of people who suffer from mental health problems live in the developing world. They have ___________________ to receive proper treatment. The WHO stresses there is an urgent need to “scale up care for mental, neurological and substance use disorders” ____________________ massive treatment gap between rich and poor nations.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

World Mental Health Day is on October the 10th every year. It was ____________ by the World Federation for Mental Health in 1992. The MentalHealth.org website says: “It is a unified ____________ to promote greater public awareness and understanding of mental health and mental illness.” Every year, thousands ____________ raise awareness and ____________ for mental health causes. The United Nations strongly ____________ this day, saying: “Greater efforts are needed to address the difficulties in providing mental health care and ____________ the human rights of those with severe disorders.” General-Secretary Ban Ki-moon stated: "Mental health is of paramount importance for personal well-____________, family relationships and an individual’s ____________ to contribute to society.”

 

 

 

worldwide
supports
being
started
funds
ability
effort
protecting

The World Health Organization (WHO) ____________ mental health as "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can ____________ with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her ____________”. The organization says there is a great need today to ____________ more resources on mental disorders. More than 75 per cent of people who ____________ from mental health problems live in the developing world. They have very few opportunities to receive proper ____________. The WHO stresses there is an ____________ need to “scale up care for mental, neurological and substance use disorders” in order to close the massive treatment gap ____________ rich and poor nations.

 

 

focus
 
defines
community
treatment
between
suffer
cope
urgent


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

Delete the wrong word in each of the pairs of italics.

World Mental Health Day is on October the 10th every year. It was started by the World Federation for Mental Health in 1992. The MentalHealth.org website saying / says: “It is a unified effect / effort to promote greater public awareness and understanding of mental health and mental / mentally illness.” Every year, thousands worldwide raise awareness and funds for mental health cause / causes. The United Nations strongly supports this day, saying: “Greater efforts are needed to address the difficult / difficulties in providing mental health care and protection / protecting the human rights of those with severe disorders.” General-Secretary Ban Ki-moon stated: "Mental health is of paramount importance / important for personal well-being, family relationships and an individual’s ability to contribute to socially / society.”

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines / definitions mental health as "a statue / state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stressed / stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community”. The organization says there is a great need today for / to focus more resources on mental disorders. More than 75 per cent of people who suffer / sufferers from mental health problems live in the developing world. They have very few opportunities to receive properly / proper treatment. The WHO stresses there is an urgent need to “scale / sale up care for mental, neurological and substance use disorders” in order to close the massive / mass treatment gap between rich and poor nations.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

World Mental Health Day is on October the 10th every year. It was started by the World Federation for Mental Health in 1992. The MentalHealth.org website says: “It is a unified (1) ____ to promote greater public awareness and understanding of mental health and mental illness.” Every year, thousands (2) ____ raise awareness and funds for mental health causes. The United Nations (3) ____ supports this day, saying: “Greater efforts are needed to (4) ____ the difficulties in providing mental health care and protecting the human rights of those with severe disorders.” General-Secretary Ban Ki-moon stated: "Mental health is of paramount (5) ____ for personal well-(6) ____, family relationships and an individual’s ability to contribute to society.”

The World Health Organization (WHO) (7) ____ mental health as "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and (8) ____, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community”. The organization says there is a great need today to focus more resources on mental disorders. More than 75 per cent of people who (9) ____ from mental health problems live in the developing world. They have very few opportunities to receive (10) ____ treatment. The WHO stresses there is an urgent need to “(11) ____ up care for mental, neurological and substance use disorders” in order to close the massive treatment (12) ____ between rich and poor nations.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

effect

(b)

affect

(c)

effort

(d)

afford

2.

(a)

worldwide

(b)

worlds

(c)

worldly

(d)

world

3.

(a)

strength

(b)

strengthen

(c)

strong

(d)

strongly

4.

(a)

addressing

(b)

addresses

(c)

addressed

(d)

address

5.

(a)

importance

(b)

importantly

(c)

import

(d)

important

6.

(a)

doing

(b)

being

(c)

having

(d)

taking

7.

(a)

definition

(b)

definite

(c)

defines

(d)

definitive

8.

(a)

fruitfully

(b)

fruits

(c)

fruity

(d)

fruitful

9.

(a)

sufferance

(b)

suffer

(c)

suffered

(d)

sufferer

10.

(a)

properly

(b)

prosper

(c)

proper

(d)

propel

11.

(a)

scales

(b)

scale

(c)

scald

(d)

stale

12.

(a)

gaped

(b)

gape

(c)

gapped

(d)

gap


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

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2.

promote greater libucp awareness

3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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Paragraph 2

7.

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8.

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9.

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10.

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11.

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12.

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PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to

(    )

problems live in the developing world. They have very few opportunities to receive proper

(    )

treatment. The WHO stresses there is an urgent need to “scale up care for mental, neurological and substance

(    )

make a contribution to his or her community”. The organization says there is a great need today to focus

(    )

needed to address the difficulties in providing mental health care and protecting the human rights of those with severe

(    )

more resources on mental disorders. More than 75 per cent of people who suffer from mental health

(    )

funds for mental health causes. The United Nations strongly supports this day, saying: “Greater efforts are

(    )

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or

1  )

World Mental Health Day is on October the 10th every year. It was started by the World Federation for Mental Health in

(    )

disorders.” General-Secretary Ban Ki-moon stated: "Mental health is of paramount

(    )

use disorders” in order to close the massive treatment gap between rich and poor nations.

(    )

importance for personal well-being, family relationships and an individual’s ability to contribute to society.”

(    )

awareness and understanding of mental health and mental illness.” Every year, thousands worldwide raise awareness and

(    )

1992. The MentalHealth.org website says: “It is a unified effort to promote greater public


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

With a partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

health     mental     of     understanding     and     awareness     Public.    

2.

day     this     supports     strongly     Nations     United     The.    

3.

difficulties     the     address     to     needed     are     Efforts.    

4.

rights     disorders     of     those     The     with     human     severe.    

5.

individual’s     An     society     to     contribute     to     ability.    

6.

life     of     stresses     normal     the     with     Cope.    

7.

or     a     her     contribution     community     to     his     Make.    

8.

Focus     resources     mental     more     on     disorders.    

9.

Few     to     proper     opportunities     receive     treatment.    

10.

nations     Gap     rich     poor     between     and.    


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

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

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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THE WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY SURVEY

Write five questions about World Mental Health Day in the table. Do this in pairs/groups. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

Without your partner, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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Q.1.

 

 

 

 

Q.2.

 

 

 

 

Q.3.

 

 

 

 

Q.4.

 

 

 

 

Q.5.

 

 

 

 

Return to your original partner(s) and share and talk about what you found out.  Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.


WRITING

Write about World Mental Health Day for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find more information about World Mental Health Day. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about World Mental Health Day. Write about what happens around the world. Include two imaginary interviews with people who did something on this day.

Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. POSTER: Make your own poster about World Mental Health Day. Write about what will happen on this day around the world.

Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

ANSWERS

Check your answers in "THE READING / TAPESCRIPT" section at the top of this page.


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