Why vacations matter for your health (Clauses)

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Grammar — Intermediate Level
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Complete each sentence choosing the correct option


"Vacation is essential to reset and remind yourself that career is not the be-all and end-all. There are other facets to a healthy existence [outside work]," said Sherry Amatenstein, a New York City-based therapist and editor of the anthology "How Does That Make You Feel? True Confessions from Both Sides of the Therapy Couch."
That mental break doesn't just feel good. It also benefits businesses -- which is probably why even though Western European workers have more time off than the US does, generous vacation policies haven't been found to affect productivity.
Schulte says that all the research points in the same direction. Those who don't take time off are "sicker, less productive, stressed, and more anxious and depressed—that affects your work as well."
She says it behooves managers, CEOs and leaders to create systems that prioritize a culture of vacation. Requiring workers to take time off or including vacation planning as a part of performance reviews are two ways to make sure time off is used—all of which will benefit the bottom line. "The key reason people give for not taking vacations is that they don't feel they can leave work," says Schulte, but you can if you're organized.
Start by "writing in your calendar beforehand when to schedule time for a trip," said Amatenstein. Once the vacation is in your schedule—even if it's six or eight months from now—you can organize around it.
Source: CNN
  1. Vacation is essential to remind you that your career is not everything you have but it is just a part of your life. The independent clause is   .

  2. Mental break doesn't just feel good since it also benefits businesses. The dependent clause is   .

  3. Schulte says that all the research points in the same direction. What kind of a clause is this?

  4. The key reason people give for not taking vacations is that they don't feel they can leave work. The independent clause is   .

  5. Once the vacation is in your schedule—even if it's six or eight months from now—you can organize around it. The independent clause is   .

Discussion

Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below


  1. How often do you go on a vacation? Why?

  2. Do you agree with the article? Which part is worth agreeing?

  3. What could happen if people would not take any break from their normal activities?

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