Hello, students. Now you will have the opportunity to read, listen, and take a quiz about a Health and Lifestyle article in American English. You are encouraged to carefully read the article and the vocabulary words, as well as listen to the article and take the quiz. Finally, you are invited to share what you learned by writing a short summary of the article in the comments section below.
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Directions: Share what you’ve learned from the article by writing a short summary in the comments section below.
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Natures healing power on Appalachian trail
On a recent sunny day , hikers stood at an entry point on the Appalachian trail near Hawk mountain in the U.S state of Pennsylvania . Some rested and drank water as they prepared to continue hiking on the 3.508 Kilometers walking path. The Appalachian trail stretches from Maine in the north to Georgia in the south .
One of the hikers is Mario Kovach , a war vert-rah on his right arm are last names of many soldiers permanently written or tattooed …..silesbee.
They were all members of the U.S Air . Force explosive ordnance Disposal unit , and they all died battle . They had the dangerous job of defusing bombs . That was also Kovach’s job for 20 years in the Air Force . Kovach job for retired in 2018 . He served five tours of duty in Afghanistan without serious injury to his body . However his mental health suffered. So , he has been treating his mental health on the trail and in other places in nature . He shared his experiences of healing on the trails with a reporter from the Associated press” Nature is nothing that man control “Kovach said , he added that it is both the natural environment and the peace and quiet that has helped him heal