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Beating stress


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Task 1

Choose the correct way to finish each sentence.






Sounds a bit naive.
Actually, in most cases, stress is a result of real problems - small or big ones, doesn't matter.
It's unlikely that you can cope with your problems just by smiling, sleeping, doing exercices etc.
To resolve the problems and thus avoid the stress you have to ACT.
Because without having something done your problems will grew worse and worse. And so does your stress.

So, I'd prefer to add article to this - A-S-T-R-E-S-S, where the first 'A' is for 'ACT':)

As a college student in a technical field, I admit that I am having a very stressful life and I can not find ways or even hobbies to decrease my stress level.Sometimes , I feel like it is getting out of control and I can not help it ...

I can understand you. I think, you should share your thoughts with your relatives or close friends. Did you try discussion about your worries?

Not really, because, frankly I am too shy to admit that I can not do something, I can not admit that I almost fail in my studies because I used to have excellent marks at high school and I am not in position in which I can comfortably admit things because all people that I know including my family expect me to succeed and achieve brilliant work ....

i think the effective way of get rid of stress is watching funny video. the effect brings you immediately. Talking with people having positive thinking and giving you love is good way, too.

I think,if you don't want be in stress,you must more laugh,more sex and don't worry for all problem's.They are end,but they robber your peace and time..

Haha, good comment)) I think you are right, because when we are in particular problem right now, it seems like something horrible but after the time we will find it not so frightful.

in my opinion, i think if we want to enjoy the opportunity that the life offers us, we should first forget the word STRESS, and especially always keep the positive attitude :-)

There are some sayings that are coming to my attention lately, and going around, back and forth, here and there, and I couldn’t really understand their meaning, where do they appear from or who invented them and what they are good for?

A saying like the one I have read in the discussion paragraph above: (stress is motivating to drive you to do better) is a typical one that I am trying to talk about.
Really I don’t understand what stress has to do with motivation or better performing?!
I believe that stress is one of several reasons for a personal failure, if it’s not the main reason. Someone under stress is someone who is exposed to lose his concentration, self-confidence and his nerves as well, which will definitely widen the margin of errors and mistakes which will lead in its turn to a misunderstanding. Stress can damage the brain and the body of the human being any doctor will say so! Stress results are very negative. It can cause high blood pressure and even a heart attack.
Finally there are many other ways to drive us to do better than the motivating force of the stress. Encouraging, supporting, cheering, positive approaching are excellent means of motivation that we should follow.
Doctors say: “Stress is a silent killer” I say:” It is better to be unmotivated and alive, then motivated under stress and dead”.

Hello nabsamad,

For the most part, expressions and words in languages arise as people use them over time -- it's usually difficult, if not impossible, to find out who invented them. The Cambridge Dictionary has entries for many of these expressions -- see, for example, 'back and forth' and 'here and there'.

This article on embracing stress on the BBC might help you understand the idea of stress being motivating.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team