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MEMORY AND STRESS

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Transcript of MEMORY AND STRESS

STRESS
PRESENTATION
Is there any connection between stress and the fight or flight response?
The harmful effects of stress
Watch the following video and take notes. Be prepared to answer the questions that follow and mark the statements either
True
or
False
.
A different approach to stress
Is there a way in which we can take a positive look at stress?
Focus on language
WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS THE BEST REPRESENTATION OF STRESS? WHY?

The two sides of stress
Stress Management
Speaking task
What is a verb that collocates with such nouns as "capacity" or "ability," and which means to damage or to make not as good as it should be
to impair
Think of a word that suggests the act of trying to give enough time and attention to many things at the same time
To juggle (for example, to juggle the demands of a family of 11 with a career in business)
What is an English phrase that is used to refer to an instance of trying to learn a lot of information very quickly, as if for an exam
A cram session;
cramming for exams
How would you express the idea of rushing to or throwing oneself into a stressful situation out of one's own volition?
To voluntarily plunge into a stressful situation

Think of an informal expression used to describe a person who keeps forgetting things (the implication is that the person's memory has been weakened by sth., e.g., stress)
A forgetful wreck
COLLOCATIONS
What kind of nouns can collocate with "stress-related"?
Ailment
Illness
Discomfort
Symptom
Think of different verbs which could collocate with "neurons" in different patterns, to describe the harmful effect of chronic stress on them
Stress can cripple your neurons
Neurons shrivel
Neurons shrink
In a figurative expression, we can refer to a "cascade of"... What is the missing noun?
chemicals
What noun(s) could be used in a phrase like the following:
a ..................... in the amount of a substance in the bloodstream (to show that there has been an increase).
surge
What would be a good lexical choice to complete the phrase "the brain is ....................................... with stress hormones"?
flooded
TRANSFORMATIONS
Enhancing my self-acceptance I could break free from the vicious circle of depression and stress.
It was ..............................................................
It was easy for the therapist to identify the patient's symptoms as he had often diagnosed patients with anxiety disorders before.
Use "found" and Begin Used .........................................................
The therapist finally started to ask me personal questions because she realized my willingness to reach out.
Use a present participle and the word "willing" .......................................................
It was only after/when I enhanced/managed to enhance my self-acceptance that I could break free from the vicious circle if depression and stress.
Used to diagnosing patients with anxiety disorders, the therapist found it easy to identify the patient's symptoms.
Realizing that I was willing to reach out, the therapist finally started to ask me personal questions.
DEFINITIONS
General View of the topic
Listening task
Reading task
What strategies can be used to prevent stress from wreaking havoc on your life?
The full-blown symptoms of the disorder appeared very suddenly; as a result, nobody in her family could anticipate the tragic outcome.
Begin So ..............................................................
So suddenly did the full-blown symptoms of the disorder appear that nobody in her family could anticipate the tragic outcome.
The audience will start to regret the absence of the host of the program
because the new stress expert hosting the TV program is obviously
less talented.
Use an idiom containing the word "SAME" ..................................................................................................
The audience will start to regret the absence of the host of the program because the new stress expert hosting the TV program is not in the same league as the former.
A final reminder !
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