Is it ‘OK not to be OK’ when you’re an athlete?

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LESSON OVERVIEW

In this lesson students learn words and expressions related to mental health while talking about mental health issues suffered by athletes. They also discuss ways to promote mental health by public institutions.

B2 / Upper Intermediate
C1 / Advanced
30 minCritical Reading ClubUnlimited Plan

This is a Critical Reading Club worksheet. With this format, students need to read an online article at home and do the exercises in the classroom. Learn more about how to use such worksheets and their benefits in our post.

ACTIVITIES

As an introduction to the lesson students brainstorm factors that might affect our mental health. Next, they focus on a word cloud with words and phrases related to mental health. Students’ task is to analyse the vocabulary and find examples that fit into five specific categories (e.g. words for mental health problems: depression, anxiety). The vocabulary task is followed by a discussion about problems suffered by athletes. It also gives students the chance to express their thoughts on the topic of the article they read at home and relate it to their own experiences. As a final activity, they work in pairs and discuss how different public institutions can support people struggling with mental health issues.

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