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Studying can be very stressful and when you have been doing it for a while, you may find yourself unable to concentrate very well. Meditation has a number of benefits and could be an interesting way to support your learning process. Here is a small article with a few of the benefits of meditation, but some of the words are missing. Can you fill the gaps with the correct words?

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Lesson by Caroline

Missing Words

  • Reduce - make less.
  • Victim - the person who is hurt by a situation.
  • Control - to have power over someone/something.
  • Essential - very important.
  • Mind - the part a person that makes it possible to think.
  • Probability - the chance/likelihood of something happening.
  • Gradually - slowly.
  • Decision - choose.

Reasons to Meditate


Meditation helps to _1_ stress, it teaches us to switch off our worries. Meditation is a good chance to spend time by ourselves. Spending 15 minutes quietening your mind and focusing on the present time, will make you a more relaxed and effective _2_ maker.


Reports have shown that meditation has health benefits. These benefits are related to the decrease in stress that happens with meditation. For example, with lower levels of stress and anxiety, the _3_ of heart disease gets less.


Are we able to conquer our own _4_? How often do you find yourself _5_ to your own negative thoughts? Some people believe it is impossible to control your thoughts. However, meditation teaches that, not only is it possible to control our thoughts, but, we can learn to stop them completely. Through meditation we can bring our disobedient mind under _6_.


Concentration is _7_ to fulfill our potential. When we have concentration we can do more in less time. Through meditation we _8_ improve our powers of concentration.

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