Read the article on the BBC's webpage and then answer the multiple choice questions below.
1 Comfort food…
a) is a fashionable diet these days.
b) cures depression.
c) is supposed to be healing.
2 For John Whaite,…
a) baking makes him more erratic.
b) feeling in control is important.
c) prescribed medication has been useful.
3 The Depressed Cake Shop…
a) sells grey cakes in London.
b) helped people with mental health problems.
c) has its headquarters in Brick Lane.
a) was a good cook when she fell ill.
b) has feared for her life on occasion.
c) found out what her illness was 15 years ago.
5 Which statement is correct, according to the text?
a) The East London NHS Foundation Trust has published a book about healthy cooking.
b) Mental illness increases the patient’s short memory.
c) Baking has positive associations in our culture.
6 For Dr Cosmo Hallstrom...
a) the therapeutical effects of baking are unknown.
b) any structured non-stressful activity will cure depression.
c) artists with mental health problems understand their condition better.
7 Which statement is correct, according to the text?
a) Denyer finds sharing fulfilling.
b) Baking might give you a sugar high.
c) It’s not advisable to have sugar if a person has a depression.
Photo credit: BBC
1C 2B 3B 4B 5C 6A 7A