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Use your smartphone a lot? You could be depressed…

Did YOU know? Monitoring the length of time you spend on your phone can show whether you are depressed or not…  So, … are you affected or not?
Find it out in the article of The Telegraph . Before you start, fill in the missing verbs in the text below. You may find the AnswerKey right after the text, along with the explanation of some useful expressions marked in red. Go on and Enjoy!

 

Spending more than an hour on your smartphone each day may be a sign that you are suffering from depression, a new study has suggested. A study by Northwestern University in the US (1) s…………………………… that monitoring phone data could be a simple way to (2) a…………………………….. whether someone is feeling upbeat or down in the dumps. The more time spent using a phone for any reason including (3) t……………………….. and going online, the more likely volunteers were to have the blues. The average daily usage for depressed individuals was about 68 minutes, while for non-depressed individuals it was about 17 minutes.You may read the complete article here.

Still not sure whether you should be concerned or not? Here is a quiz to find out how addicted you are to your smart phone.

 

AnswerKey

(1) suggests       (2) assess       (3) texting

upbeat = full of happiness

down in the dumps = depressed (informal)

to have the blues = to feel sad (informal)

 

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