VIP Class Notes (George)

Speaking

a lot of behaviors can cause addiction, buying things can be one kind addiction, people can be addicted to drugs, alcohol , or even sugar. I think in our brain maybe have some hormones to control our behavior to make us not too much addicted to something, expect drugs, right dose of alcohol, sugar or shopping is not harmful at all , so the key point is to control ourselves. this morning I saw something on the WeChat moments, it says there is a lot of beverage it has a superior chain and milk tea is always on the bottom. because people think that milk tea has too much sugar and cream, I think it’s kinda of misunderstanding.

a lot of behaviors can cause addiction, buying things can be one kind of addiction, people can be addicted to drugs, alcohol , or even sugar. I think in our brain maybe we have some hormones that controls our behavior to prevent us from being addicted to something, except drugs, right dose of alcohol, sugar or shopping is not harmful at all , so the key point is to control ourselves. this morning I saw something on the WeChat moments, it says there is a a superior chain of beverage and milk tea is always on the bottom. because people think that milk tea has too much sugar and cream, I think it’s kind of misunderstanding./ lack of knowledge.

Reading

Online Shopping Addiction – Level 5

The Internet has brought the convenience of shopping at our leisure in the comfort of our home. For many, the attractions of shopping can turn into an addiction. Experts believe that online shopping can develop into a mental illness. Researchers from the Hannover Medical School have termed the illness “Buying Shopping Disorder” (BSD). Researchers say the medical profession should recognize it as an illness, not just as one of various “impulse control” disorders. Dr Astrid Müller said: “It really is time to…accumulate further knowledge about BSD on the Internet.”

Dr Müller and her team conducted research on earlier studies on shopping involving 122 patients who sought treatment for BSD. Dr Müller said five per cent of people might suffer from BSD. She added that younger people are more likely to develop it. They also have greater levels of anxiety and depression. People with BSD exhibit negative behaviors. These include buying expensive things they don’t need, keeping and never using things they order, buying things for instant gratification, and ending up in debt. BSD can destroy marriages, relationships and mental health.

Vocabulary

leisure:
the time when you are not working.

Impulse:
doing sudden decisions

accumulate:
collect large number of information or something over a large period of time

Dose:
a measured amount of something