Welcome to our "English for new immigrants" section. We have created this "life-skills" 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 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, counselor, or psychiatrist.
EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS/MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELLING
EXERCISE/VOCABULARY PRACTICE TEST:
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
Remember to choose the most natural-sounding answer:
THINGS TO LISTEN FOR:
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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.