Posted by: a2cristina | December 22, 2015


  1. HAPPY: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word “happy”.


  1. Are you happy today? Have you been happy recently?


  1. What makes you happy? What affects your quality of life most? Look at the items below and rank them in order of what makes you most happy.


___ Hiking

___ Good health

___ Money

___ Owning your own home

___ Sunshine

___ Things (cars, clothes, gadgets, etc.)

___ A stable marriage / relationship

___ Children

___ Watching television

___ Exercise


Can you add other items to the list?



  1. HAPPY PEOPLE: In pairs / groups, talk about the happiest and most miserable people you know from the following:

Babies, children, teenagers, adults, students, work colleagues,  middle-aged and old people.


  1. HAPPY OPINIONS: How far do you agree with these opinions on happiness? Talk about them with your partner(s).


  1. Money makes you happy.
  2. The older you become, the happier you are.
  3. You can take lessons on how to be happy.
  4. Men are happier than women.
  5. Married people are happier than single people.
  6. People in warmer climates are happier than people in colder climates.
  7. It’s hard to be happy in today’s world.
  8. Every country should have a Minister of Happiness.


  1. Discuss the following quotations:


  • The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you’ll never find it.
  • Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
  • Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
  • Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in the same city.



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