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The happiest city in China. ?. Happiness. Happiness is…. [shrug]. Whatever!. Skimming and Scanning. Match the paragraph with proper the heading Happiness is to stop worrying and enjoy life. Happiness is just a state of mind. Happiness is half genetic.

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Happiness

The happiest city in China

?

Happiness


Happiness

Happiness is…

[shrug]

Whatever!


Skimming and scanning

Skimming and Scanning

Match the paragraph with proper the heading

  • Happiness is to stop worrying and enjoy life.

  • Happiness is just a state of mind.

  • Happiness is half genetic.

  • Happiness is something that cannot be bought with money.

C

B

D

A

1_____2_____3_____4____


Guess the meaning of new words through context

P1

Guess the meaning of new words through context.

  • Happiness is fifty percent genetic.

    That means if you come from a long line of happy people, you will probably be happy too.

    = That means if you have a happy gene,

    you will probably be happy too.


Happiness

  • That means if you come from

    a long line of happy people,

    you will probably be happy too.

  • Unfortunately, I come from

    a long line of Scotch / Irish,

    a notoriously grumpy people.

  • Which of the following word has the closest meaning to the word ‘grumpy’?

    A. happy B. overjoyed

    C. easily get angry D. pleasant


Answer the questions

P2

Answer the questions

  • What is the definition of ‘Happiness’ according to Para.2?

    Happiness is just a state of mind.

  • What does ‘a state of mind’ refer to?

    It refers to a feeling of contentment, satisfaction, joy and pleasure.

  • The author uses two examples in Para.2 in order to show that___________________

    ________________________________

  • Example Two

we all have moments of

happiness even if they don’t last long.


Fill in the chart

P3

Fill in the chart.

the happiest city

Chongqing

income

jobs

close family relationship

a feeling of usefulness

Singing

money


Happiness

  • a sense of security

    a sense of humorhumorous

    a sense of responsibilityresponsible

    a sense of securitysafe

  • Chongqing topped the list in all these categories.

    Shanghai didn’t make it into top ten of happy Chinese cities.

V.

Adj.


Comparison

P4

Comparison.

VS.

happier

less happy

stop worrying

& enjoy life

worry a lot

about love, money and future

Stop worrying and learn to enjoy life.


Happiness

  • The less you worry, the happier you will be.

  • The more / less / fewer / adj.+er ______________, the happier you will be.


Happiness

Happiness

While people are busy pursuing happiness, few of them fully understand the meaning of it. Much to our surprise, happiness is half ________ , which helps to explain why some people are born to be happy. But you don’t have to despair if you are not lucky enough to have a happy gene. Happiness is simply a __________ of mind and a feeling of satisfaction and pleasure. Therefore, it is possible for people to be happy in difficult and unpleasant times.

genetic

state


Happiness

worrying

farther

To stop ________ is another way to stay happy. The _______ away you are from worries, the happier you get. So just take it easy and learn to enjoy life. What else about happiness you need to bear in mind is that money isn’t everything and it cannot buy __________. Close family relationships and a feeling of usefulness and security help to bring a deeper _______of happiness. A case in point is that Chongqing _______ the list of China’s 10 happiest cities in 2010, defeating the most prosperous cities like Shanghai and Beijing.

happiness

sense

topped


Happiness

  • What is your understanding of ‘Happiness’ after learning the passage?

    • Happiness is half genetic.

    • Happiness is just a state of mind.

    • Happiness is something that cannot bebought with money.

    • Happiness is to stop worrying and enjoy life.


Happiness

Happiness is…

[shrug]

Whatever!


Happiness

  • What does ‘[shrug] Whatever’ mean?

    • It’s just a state of mind.

    • Happiness is all around. It could be anything.

    • Cherish every tiny moment of joy in your life, and happiness will be right by your side.

    • A sense of happiness can be achieved through your own efforts.


Assignment

Assignment

  • Write a short essay about an unforgettable moment of joy in your life. (90-120 words)


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