Do you know you can apply the 'STRESS' theory to reduce stress? Find out more from Emily.


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Task 1

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I think stress is a problem nowadays.I am a pupil and I am always stressed: I have homeworks,I review for the tests,I prepare for the group work....... I sometimes spent weekends learning. Perhaps when I have lunch with my friends in the school canteen I have fun!!
well, I think STRESS theory is a good solution because it may reduce stress and make me relaxed
I wish that will be the best solution!!

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Well, I think almost everybody live stressed nowadays. The world we have created, the system we live in, make us to live acelerated all the time.
Most people don't realize, but they are stressed. We always are thinking about the next thing we have or want to do, and instead of living the moment, we are worried about the future, so, a precious time scape from us without notice. That is Stress.
When you are stressed, your life pass like in a dream, you are not conscious of things happening around you and in fact, you are not happy.
I practice yoga to feel better with me and with the people, to cope with my work, and to learn to live relaxed, quite, and happy.

stress becomes something usual in our every day's life,we can't even pass an hour without getting stressed and angry,and I've tried my best to get over it but i couldn't

Today stress in an important subject  and everybody talks about how stressful is his life, in my opinion , of course you have to take care about your physical and mental health and stress can heavily damaged them. But in the other hand , stress can be an useful tool too and it help us to face unexpected experience in life.
Well, now in my country too many people have stress but not for an exhausted job, it is concerns with the lack of one. It can be a very stressful situation when you haven´t enough money for pay the bills, food and beside you couldn't afford to go out as a way to  help relieve stress

Hi everyone,
I feel quite stressed when it's winter, because I live on my own in a very chaotic city that it's not the mine and I have to study a lot and to do all the houseworks by myself, then I don't have my family and my friends close to me. But when it's summer, I go back home and I can relax. Like the girl in the recording, I like playing piano and, above all, talking to my friends. By this way, I cope with my stress! Moreover, I think the STRESS theory is really useful. I usually practice sleeping well and smiling to everybody and I think, by this way, you can put in a good mood the people around you. Then, I think that sometimes stress can give you the right adrenaline to do better, but we should not exaggerate and expect by ourselves to be perfect.

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Hi Everyone,
I've been a member here for about a week and I find the tools here very useful however since I am not a native English speaker, I am not as fluent as I would have liked to be. So I would really appreciate if the Learn English Team can give me some suggestions on how to improve my fluency! There are people who tell me that the only way to fluency is by not putting too much emphasis on grammar and vocabularies but rather focus on learning phrases.
They also said I should refrain from translating the words from my mother tongue, because the order of words is probably completely different and that will slow me down.
So what would you guys recommend?

Hi Zolani,
I would say that you have been given sound advice. The word order problem depends on your mother tongue and how similar word order is in your mother tongue versus English.
One thing that can help when speaking is to not worry so much about making mistakes. Even if you know the word or phrase you want to use is not 100% correct English, go ahead and use it. People will probably understand. I know this has helped me communicate in Polish which is a very challenging language for English speakers to learn.
I hope this helps.
The LearnEnglish Team