The Reading / Listening - Level 4

The UK will pilot a scheme to help mentally ill people in police stations. Mental health nurses will work with them across England. They will spot those with problems earlier, so they get the right treatment. A UK minister explained he wanted to stop people committing crimes, and reduce the suffering of victims. The police said officers needed to focus on fighting crime, and people with mental health conditions needed to get the care they need quickly.



The project could change how the police force uses staff and resources. Officers spend up to 25 per cent of their time dealing with people with mental health problems. A mental health charity welcomed the new project. It said Britain's justice system often frustrated those with mental health problems, police officers and others. It believes the project could stop people going unnecessarily to prison and save millions in taxpayers' money.

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Sources
  • http://strongnews.sky.com/story/1190177/mental-health-nurses-in-police-stations-pilot
  • http://www.strongexpress.co.uk/news/health/452040/Help-for-unwell-who-break-the-law


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

pilot a scheme to help

a.

those with problems earlier

2.

They will spot

b.

of victims

3.

they get the right

c.

committing crimes

4.

stop people

d.

on fighting crime

5.

reduce the suffering

e.

mentally ill people

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officers needed to focus

f.

treatment



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

change how the police

a.

unnecessarily to prison

2.

dealing

b.

welcomed the new project

3.

A mental health charity

c.

taxpayers' money

4.

frustrated those with

d.

force uses staff

5.

stop people going

e.

with people

6.

save millions in

f.

mental health problems





LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The UK (1) ___________________ to help mentally ill people in police stations. Mental health nurses will work with them across England. They will (2) ___________________ earlier, so they get (3) ___________________. A UK minister explained he wanted to (4) ___________________ crimes, and reduce the suffering of victims. The police said (5) ___________________ on fighting crime, and people with mental health conditions needed to get the (6) ___________________.

The project could change how the police (7) ___________________ resources. Officers spend up to 25 per cent of their (8) ___________________ people with mental health problems. A mental health charity (9) ___________________ project. It said Britain's justice system (10) ___________________ with mental health problems, police officers and others. It believes the (11) ___________________ people going unnecessarily to prison and (12) ___________________ taxpayers' money.

MENTAL HEALTH SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about mental health 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.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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Q.1.

 

 

 

 

Q.2.

 

 

 

 

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Q.5.

 

 

 

 

  • Now return to your original partner and share and talk about what you found out. Change partners often.
  • Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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FREE WRITING

Write about mental health for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner's paper.

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Answers

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