The Reading / Listening - Depression - Level 0

People can soon check their mental health online. A search for "depression" on Google will give you a link to a questionnaire. You can check for depression. You can decide if you need to see a doctor. Google is working with a mental illness group on this project. At first, the questionnaire is only for people in the USA.



People can get help more quickly. Google said people usually wait six to eight years before they get help. It said people would get help more quickly if they knew more about depression. A doctor said Google's questionnaire was just information. He said an online chat box for mental health services would be better.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Depression - Level 1 Depression - Level 2   or  Depression - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-41034618
  • https://www.blog.google/products/search/learning-more-about-clinical-depression-phq-9-questionnaire/
  • https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/23/16193236/google-depression-questionnaire-mental-health


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. check their mental
  2. A search for
  3. You can check
  4. You can
  5. if you need to see
  6. Google is
  7. a mental
  8. only for people
  1. a doctor
  2. illness group
  3. health online
  4. in the USA
  5. working
  6. for depression
  7. decide
  8. "depression" on Google

Paragraph 2

  1. People can get help
  2. people usually wait six
  3. before they get
  4. if they knew more
  5. Google's
  6. just
  7. an online chat
  8. mental health services
  1. about depression
  2. help
  3. box
  4. more quickly
  5. information
  6. to eight years
  7. would be better
  8. questionnaire

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

People (1) ___________________ their mental health online. A search for "depression" on Google will (2) __________________ link to a questionnaire. You (3) ___________________ depression. You can (4) ___________________ need to see a doctor. Google is (5) ___________________ mental illness group on this project. At first, the questionnaire (6) ________________ people in the USA.

People (7) ___________________ more quickly. Google said people usually (8) ___________________ eight years before they get help. It said people (9) ___________________ more quickly if they knew (10) ___________________. A doctor said Google's questionnaire (11) ___________________. He said an online chat box for mental health services (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Peoplecansoonchecktheirmentalhealthonline.Asearchfor"depressio
n"onGooglewillgiveyoualinktoaquestionnaire.Youcancheckfordepre
ssion.Youcandecideifyouneedtoseeadoctor.Googleisworkingwitha
mentalillnessgrouponthisproject.Atfirst,thequestionnaireisonlyforp
eopleintheUSA.Peoplecangethelpmorequickly.Googlesaidpeopleus
uallywaitsixtoeightyearsbeforetheygethelp.Itsaidpeoplewouldgeth
elpmorequicklyiftheyknewmoreaboutdepression.AdoctorsaidGoogl
e'squestionnairewasjustinformation.Hesaidanonlinechatboxformen
talhealthserviceswouldbebetter.

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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