Welcome to our "English for new immigrants" section. We have created this section for newcomers to an English-speaking country to be able to practice English related to things you might have to do every day. The new English vocabulary you learn will help you integrate into society, and make life in your new country easier. Most of these questions use our patented approach, which combines both grammar and vocabulary training, and spans a range of levels from low-intermediate to low-advanced.

This section is for people talking about their emotional problems. Depression, anxiety, and other conditions affecting mental health are often very serious, and should be discussed with a doctor, counsellor, or psychiatrist.


 







TOPIC: EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS/MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELLING


VOCABULARY BUILDER:

Antidepressant = Medication that helps alleviate depression

Panic attack = A sudden and serious condition when one's mind and body feels extremely nervous

Toxic relationship =
A relationship of any kind, - romantic, family, friendship - that is harmful to your mental health.
Phobia = Irrational ( = not rational) fear about something

Delusion = A belief about something despite strong evidence to the contrary



EXERCISE/VOCABULARY PRACTICE TEST:
Remember to choose the most natural-sounding answer:

1. I've been very ____________ ( = nervous) ever since I came here.
  depressed
  anxious
  tired

2. My father is not a calm, peaceful man. He is very ____________.
  tired
  optimistic
  aggressive

3. I'm generally _____________. = I generally believe things will end badly.
  optimistic
  pessimistic
  shy

4. My sister is very ______________, and this makes it hard for her to meet new people.
  shy
  open
  happy

5. Can this be cured without ______________? ( = without taking pills)
  medication
  a prescription
  tests

6. My family would never ________________ ( = permit) me to do this.
  grant
  leave
  allow

7. Can you _________________ an antidepressant for me?
  prescribe
  prescription
  write

8. It's difficult for me to forget things that happened in the _____________.
  past
  previous
  before

9. In my culture, this type of _____________ is not acceptable.
  behave
  behavior
  to behave

10. Sometimes I feel life doesn't make _____________.

  meaning
  reason
  sense

CHECK ANSWERS (Your answers will be displayed in a new window)



THINGS TO LISTEN FOR:

Have you ever had suicidal thoughts? = Have you ever thought about killing yourself?

Have you ever considered therapy? = Have you ever thought about talking to a professional (a psychiatrist, psychologist, counselor, etc.)?

Don't trivialize this. = Don't dismiss this as not important, or not serious.

Your family won't be informed. = We won't tell your family.





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