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1 HAPPINESS! What makes you happy? What affects your quality of life? What makes you happy? What affects your quality of life? Look at the items below and rank them in order of what makes you most happy. Look at the items below and rank them in order of what makes you most happy. –Exercise / Sports / Hiking___ –Exercise / Sports / Hiking___ –Good health___ –Good health___ –Money___ –Money___ –Getting Good Grades___ –Getting Good Grades___ –Sunshine___ –Sunshine___ –Things (cars, clothes, gadgets, etc.)___ –Things (cars, clothes, gadgets, etc.)___ –A happy marriage / relationship___ –A happy marriage / relationship___ –Watching television / playing video games___ –Watching television / playing video games___ –Spending time with family or friends___ –Homework___ –Music____

2 Australians are the Happiest People in the World Australians are the happiest people in the world. This is according to a new survey from the market research company GfK NOP. Interviewers asked 30,000 people in 30 different countries about their levels of happiness. Forty- six percent of Australians said they were “ very happy ”. Following them was the USA (40 percent), Egypt (36 percent), India (34 percent) and the UK and Canada (32 percent). Hungary finished top of the “ miserable ” list. Thirty-five percent of its citizens said they were “ very unhappy ”. Second most miserable were Russians, at 30 percent. Australians are the happiest people in the world. This is according to a new survey from the market research company GfK NOP. Interviewers asked 30,000 people in 30 different countries about their levels of happiness. Forty- six percent of Australians said they were “ very happy ”. Following them was the USA (40 percent), Egypt (36 percent), India (34 percent) and the UK and Canada (32 percent). Hungary finished top of the “ miserable ” list. Thirty-five percent of its citizens said they were “ very unhappy ”. Second most miserable were Russians, at 30 percent.

3 Australians are the Happiest People in the World The research showed that money and age affected how happy people are. The study did not show that money can buy happiness, but it did reveal a link between a lack of money and unhappiness. Unhappier people were in lower income groups or unemployed. The study also suggested the older we become, the less happy we are. Globally, teenagers are the happiest people. The least happy age group is – only 16 percent of those in their fifties said they were very happy. The things that make us happy include good health, financial security and a happy marriage, not cars and clothes. The research showed that money and age affected how happy people are. The study did not show that money can buy happiness, but it did reveal a link between a lack of money and unhappiness. Unhappier people were in lower income groups or unemployed. The study also suggested the older we become, the less happy we are. Globally, teenagers are the happiest people. The least happy age group is – only 16 percent of those in their fifties said they were very happy. The things that make us happy include good health, financial security and a happy marriage, not cars and clothes.

4 Agree or Disagree? Money makes you happy. Money makes you happy. The older you become, the happier you are. The older you become, the happier you are. You can take lessons on how to be happy. You can take lessons on how to be happy. Men are happier than women. Men are happier than women. Married people are happier than single people. Married people are happier than single people. People in warmer climates are happier than people in colder climates. People in warmer climates are happier than people in colder climates. It ’ s hard to be happy in today ’ s world. It ’ s hard to be happy in today ’ s world.

5 Happy Day! Vs. Bad Day! In pairs / groups, talk about your level of happiness throughout the day. What kinds of things make you happy or unhappy? What increases or decreases your happiness? In pairs / groups, talk about your level of happiness throughout the day. What kinds of things make you happy or unhappy? What increases or decreases your happiness? –Waking up –Waking up –Breakfast –Breakfast –Going to school –Going to school –Lunchtime –Lunchtime –Afternoon –Afternoon –Going home –Going home –Evening –Evening –Bedtime –Bedtime


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