Expository: Why Rituals Are Good

23 Vocabulary Focus: Rituals

This chapter focuses on the following activities to support your understanding of the article, Why Rituals are Good for Your Health, and to help you develop your academic vocabulary fluency.

  • Academic Vocabulary

Academic Vocabulary

Please follow the suggestions below in your one-page essay:

  • Use at least five of the following expressions:
Affect (v) Effect (n) Effective (adj) Connection (to) Bring (people) together Challenge (n, v)
Nourishing (adj) Mental health Offer an opportunity (for) Increase confidence Improve performance Reduce anxiety
A sense of belonging Well-being Build community Promote cooperation Uplifting (adj) Enforce communication
Celebration (of) Meaningful Psychological Be invited (to) Be required Benefit (n, v)
Be encouraged Be tied to Be discouraged Be determined Be allowed Beneficial (adj)
Resentment (n)

Resentful (adj)

Time-consuming (adj) Cherish (v) In full swing In direct correlation to Relief (n)
Relieve stress Be disappointed Be exhausted Bring joy Be taken for granted Be supposed to
  • Check verbs. Use the Present Simple tense when making general statements. Use the Past Simple tense to describe past experiences. Use the Past Perfect tense to describe events that happened prior to other events in the past.
  • Use the Power of Three (parallel structure) in lists.
  • Use modal verbs (can, must, should, have to, etc.) to describe your attitude toward actions.
  • Use a variety of sentence structures (simple sentences, prepositional phrases, adjective clauses, adverb clauses, noun clauses, reduced clauses, transitional expressions) to improve the flow of your writing.

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