Coping with study stress

Do you find studing stressful? Match the headings and read tips about how to control stress as a student!

Indonesian flag The text features the word stress 23 times. Indonesians should pay careful attention to the words surrounding stress, or words that ‘collocate‘ with stress. You might also want to take a look at this earlier post dealing with stress.

Remember to read the instructions carefully before you begin! ×
  1. Skim read the paragraphs below.
  2. Click or touch an empty heading and then click or touch a heading from the list that appears.
  3. Click or touch 'Check Answers'.

To change a heading, click the heading you wish to change and select another from the list that appears.

This activity includes 6 paragraphs.

There are more headings than paragraphs!

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Stress caused by the word ‘stress’

The rapid pace of modern life is what causes most people to get stress.

Collocation! For a stress-free life (and for a higher IELTS score for vocabulary), use one of the following instead:

  • The rapid pace of modern life is what causes most people to experience stress.
  • The rapid pace of modern life is what causes most people to suffer stress.
  • The rapid pace of modern life is what causes most people to suffer from stress.
  • The rapid pace of modern life is what causes most people to feel stressed.
  • The rapid pace of modern life is stressful.

Take a look at some sentences using ‘stress’ and try to identify common collocations. Remember that stress can be a noun as well as a verb, and it also has different forms: stressful, stressed.

Advanced students can consult this comprehensive collocation table for stress.

Above all, try not to become too stressed out by ‘stress’.