flesl.net paired stories: words to story: mental illness

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• Words to Story Activity for “Susan Dime-Meenan” & “Molly Ahrens”

instructions:

• look carefully at the forty words below. look up the meaning of any words you don’t know.
• make a list of five words
mentally make up a story using the words you chose. (in other words no pens or paper!)
• tell your story to your partner (or in a group of three) and explain why you chose the words you chose.

anorexic

ashamed

bug

camp

cheek

chubby

cousin

depression

desire

diet

disgusting

energetic

fool

gain

goal

hallucination

hip

honeymoon

overdraw

mental

naked

nutritionist

obsessed

operation

perfect

pill

powerful

primary

privilege

pronounce

psychologist

reality

reporter

shy

solve

strict

successful

symptom

tease

vomit

- the idea for this exercise was found in Vocabulary,John Morgan & Mario Rinvolucri, Oxford University Press, 1986