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Feeling sad? Hug a tree!! :)

Sep 10, 2020

Hello dear students and Cafetalk!
In times when the world is fighting off a pandemic we all might feel overwhelmed and out of sorts at times. Even lonely and sad at times.

Here I found an interesting article that encourages us to hug a tree! What a sweet and thoughtful idea! :)

As quoted from the article; “Research has shown that humans need physical touch to stay mentally and physically healthy. Without it, many become lonely, sad and even sick.”

What's the solution? Hug a tree!

I hope you enjoy the article and join me for a discussion! I would love to meet you and hear from you.


Vocabulary for this article;

• Basic – (adjective) forming or relating to the most important part of something

• Express (verb) to make known especially in words or actions

• Hug – (noun) to put your arms around someone especially as a way of showing love or friendship

• Pandemic( medical noun): an occurrence in which a disease spreads very quickly and affects a large number of people over a wide area or throughout the world

• Promote – (verb)to help (something) happen, develop, or increase

• Recommend – (verb)to suggest that someone do (something)

• Scent – (noun ) a pleasant smell that is produced by something

• Spike –(noun) . to undergo a sudden sharp increase in, usually up to an indicated level

• Unpleasant – (adjective) not enjoyable : causing discomfort or pain


Happy reading!

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