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Spring Fever is a Real Condition


Interesting Facts in Easy English

Pre-Listening Vocabulary

  • energized: feeling awake and ready to do something physical
  • wardrobe: all of the clothing that you own
  • serotonin: a chemical that affects one’s moods
  • melatonin: a hormone that helps you fall asleep
  • endorphin: a hormone that activates and affects emotions
  • restless: a feeling of not being able to sit still

Spring Fever is a Real Condition

The expression “spring fever” refers to a good feeling that people at the beginning of spring. People are energized to clean their houses, start new relationships, and get new wardrobes. Studies suggest that spring fever is actually a physical condition. The increased amount of sunlight hours and warmer temperatures our serotonin levels and decrease our melatonin. Serotonin is responsible for happy moods while melatonin makes us . We also an increase in endorphins during springtime. Endorphins affect our emotions and inspire us to seek romantic . Spring fever can also make people feel restless. If you feel like you want to get outside and do something, you may have spring fever!

Comprehension Questions

  1. What is spring fever?
  2. How does melatonin affect the body?
  3. What is inferred about our serotonin levels in the winter?

Discussion Questions: What is your favourite season, and why?

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