Pokémon GO Might Reduce Mild Depression According to Study | Learn English with the News

Pokémon defined an entire generation in the 90s and remains extremely popular to this day. Likewise, the Pokémon Go app redefined mobile games. It successfully deployed a new technology: augmented reality. It got people out of the house and made them more active; now, studies are beginning to see largely positive effects from this.

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The news is a consistent source of entertainment, knowledge and discovery that never ceases to exist and always comes out with more and more material each day. Because it plays such a vital part in our lives and is so important to keep up with, it is without a doubt a piece of your everyday routine that can’t go ignored.

Whether it is to understand the ramifications of recent legislation passed, to hear about recent events and grasp the potential consequences to your country, or simply hear about what is happening in other countries in order to compare them to what’s happening in yours, the news is certainly a staple in our lives and the most consistent way to get information.

This is why Scrambled Eggs has decided to unite two of your biggest worlds: learning English and keeping up with what is happening in the world. We hope our challenging daily exercises, composed of listening, vocabulary and comprehension exercises in English, will satisfy both of those above worlds in a satisfactory and also entertaining way.

So enough about introductions, let’s get to today’s Learn English with the News topic:

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Pokémon GO | Definition Match

Put the following words to the correct definitions.

Pokémon GO | Fill in the Blank

Fill out the text below with the correct answers.

Pokémon GO | True or False

Indicate which sentences are true and which ones are false.


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Playing location-based games, such as the augmented reality game Pokémon GO, may alleviate non-clinical forms of mild depression, a new study has found. Location-based games are those that revolve and progress around a player’s physical location. This is often monitored using GPS technology. In a new study by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), researchers examined the effect of location-based mobile gaming on local depression trends.

Using the introduction of Pokémon GO as a case study, the researchers exploited the staggered release of the game over 50 weeks in 2016 into 166 regions in 12 English-speaking countries.

They measured local depression levels using Google Trends data to calculate internet searches for depression-related terms such as “depression,” “stress,” and “anxiety.” Using internet search data is a well-established mechanism for measuring mild depression in medical and public health literature. They found the release of Pokémon GO was associated with a significant short-term decrease in depression-related internet searches.

The authors argue that playing these types of games may reduce mild depression because they encourage outdoor physical activity, face-to-face socialization and exposure to nature. All factors which have all been shown as having a positive impact on mental health.

In the paper, published in the Journal of Management Information Systems, the authors were keen to stress that their findings only relate to those suffering from mild depression—not chronic or severe depressive disorders.

Campus Estivo per Bambini a Milano

L’estate per i bambini è il momento del divertimento, del tempo trascorso all’aperto e dello sport.

Quanto sarebbe bello fare tutto questo nel centro di Milano… ma in inglese!

Scrambled Eggs offre un’esperienza di campo estivo di alto livello con sede nella sua scuola nel quartiere Navigli di Milano. Ogni attività, dall’inizio alla fine, si svolge in inglese, dagli sport che facciamo con gli istruttori, al pranzo con insegnanti madrelingua inglese, fino alle divertenti e interattive lezioni di inglese tenute nella nostra scuola.

Il campus si terrà dal lunedì al venerdì e avrà un itinerario diverso, offrendo una vasta selezione di attività che includono sportartegiochi e corsi accademici.

Ci sarà qualcosa per tutti!

I nostri qualificati insegnanti di madrelingua inglese saranno al fianco di tuo figlio mentre sperimenta queste nuove avventure e si diverte durante l’estate.


attività bambini

Alcune attività:

– Lezioni di inglese con insegnanti qualificati di madrelingua inglese

– Lezioni di tennis con istruttori qualificati

– Aiuto per coloro che hanno compiti durante l’estate

– Lezioni di nuoto e relax in piscina

– Lezioni d’arte che includono pittura e ceramica

– Un’estate all’insegna del sole, delle energie positive e di tanti sorrisi!

Ogni gruppo sarà seguito dal proprio insegnante madrelingua inglese. Durante le attività sportive e artistiche, invece, i campeggiatori avranno la possibilità di interagire con altri di tutte le età, lavorando in squadra e aiutandosi a vicenda, grandi e piccoli!

Per maggiori informazioni : Campus Estivo per Bambini


Top 5 Ingredients of a British Christmas Dinner

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat… please put a penny in the old man’s hat! Read the article below to discover the most essential items needed for a British Christmas dinner and then try our quizzes to test your knowledge!

1) Turkey


You probably already knew this, but yes, turkey is the most essential ingredient to a good British Christmas dinner. This festive bird is rarely eaten throughout the year, but when Christmas arrives, everyone in the UK rushes to the supermarket shelves to grab one for Christmas day. The turkey is usually stuffed (more on that later) and then roasted in the oven for at least a few hours. At the dinner table the roasted turkey is then carved and shared amongst family and friends, forming the most important element to the Christmas dinner. It can be a bit dry if not done well, but a good slice of juicy turkey (for meat-eaters) is a wonderful thing.

2) Gravy

In my opinion, the gravy is the second most important element to a good British Christmas dinner. Even if your turkey is juicy, it would still be a bit dry without a splash of delicious meaty gravy. Gravy is a sauce usually made out of the fat from the roasted meat, but it can also be made using vegetables, like onions. For me, it really brings the Christmas dinner together.

3) Roast potatoes

The common theme of the British Christmas dinner is that everything is roasted. The second most important roasted element of the dinner is definitely the roast potatoes. When done well, good roast potatoes are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Good advice would be to pour your gravy over the potatoes!

4) Stuffing

A British Christmas dinner would not be a British Christmas dinner without the stuffing. I mentioned before that when we roast the turkey, we stuff it. What I didn’t mention is what we stuff it with. Well, we stuff it with stuffing of course! Stuffing is made out of breadcrumbs, pork meat, herbs and spices. Sage and onion is the most popular flavour. After several hours roasting inside the turkey, the flavours from the stuffing are magnificent!

5) Brussel Sprouts

Now, this is controversial, because I could have said cranberry sauce, pigs in blankets, bread sauce, or even Yorkshire pudding! However, everyone knows that brussel sprouts are essential to a proper British Christmas dinner. Even if you don’t like them, you need a few on your plate, otherwise it wouldn’t be Christmas! These tiny cabbages are quite bitter, so many people aren’t fond of them, but it is undeniable that they are an essential.

Now you’ve read the article, try the quizzes below!

Top 5 Ingredients for a British Christmas Dinner- Definitions Quiz

Match the words to the correct definition

Top 5 Ingredients for a British Christmas Dinner- True or False

Decide if the statement is true or false.