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Reading Comprehension. Page 8
Reading Comprehension. Page 8
Reading Comprehension. Page 8. Zainab, Andy and Waleed.
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Zainab: Every time I have exam preparations, I get very stressed and worried. I always wonder whether I will have time to study for all the subjects. I know that I will pass all my exams, as usual, but I always aim at getting high grades. Sometimes the stress that I experience stops me from concentrating on my studies. Mum is very patient with me and she knows very well the kind of stress that I go through before every exam. So she helps me to prepare a well-organised revision timetable, and that makes me feel more confident. I also make sure that I get enough sleep, and I go for a walk every afternoon, which helps me to relax.



Andy: I work in a bank in the City of London. I earn a lot of money and have an interesting job, but sometimes I feel really stressed. I travel to work by train, but it takes three hours every day, which is very exhausting. To forget all the stress of the day, I go running after work. Jogging is a great form of exercise.

I immediately stop feeling so tense and begin to relax.




Waleed: I love my job as a doctor! It makes me really happy to see how patients improve, and most of them are very grateful to the hospital staff.

Sometimes, though, we have to make difficult decisions about people, which can be very stressful. Stress is something all doctors have to live with. We usually have to work long hours, and sometimes I get upset if a person is very ill. When that happens, I think about all the positive things that have already happened to me that day, and it makes the situation seem a lot better.