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2 Module 6 Unit 2 What is happiness to you? Reading: The Search for Happiness Wei Juan Suzhou No. 1 High School

3 1. To apply reading strategy of an interview; 2. To understand the story and give a summary; 3. To give a report on “The search for happiness” Learning goals: By the end of this lesson, we’ll be able to

4 What is happiness to you? happiness wealth love success health family Peace of mind friendship devotion

5 Pair work A: What is happiness to you? B: To me,_______ is happiness. / To me, happiness means ______. /_______ makes me happy. An Interview Interviewer Interviewee Topic: Happiness Elements of Reading strategy Questions

6 An Interview Interviewer Interviewee Topic Reading strategy Questions Conclusion Structure

7 Task 1: Different understandings of happiness What is happiness? Being _____________by family and friends. ______________ success. Having a day without _________ or being alive surrounded Achieving suffering

8 Task 2: What was happiness to Sang Lang before the accident? Dr. Brain takes _______________as an example. Sang Lan Read Line 14-31and answer questions: 1. What was Sang Lan? 2. How did her teammates describe her? 3. Did she live together with her parents? 4. As an gymnast, what was happiness to her? 5. How did she win her happiness?

9 Task 2: What was happiness to Sang Lan before the accident? Sentence patternsPhrases Sang Lan, who was _____________, was described as __________________________. Although Sang Lan _____________________her parents, she found happiness in _______________________ and______________________ through __________________ and ___________________gymnastics. energetic, happy and hard-working a junior gymnast live apart from win competitions make one ’ s parents proud devote oneself to work hard a junior gymnast energetic, happy and hard-working lived apart from winning competitions making her parents proud working hard devoting herself to

10 Could she still be happy? energetic, happy, confidentinjured, neck broken, can’t walk

11 Discussion: How would you feel if you were Sang Lan? hopeless sorrow in low spirits negative pessimistic regret self-pity sad hopeful happiness in good spirits positive optimistic be thankful to have appreciation for be proud of strong-willed brave

12 Task 3: What was happiness to Sang Lan after the accident? Read Line Was Sang Lan happy? Find out proofs. What was happiness to Sang Lan after the accident? How did she find happiness?

13 Task 3: What was happiness to Sang Lan after the accident? Sentence patternsPhrases The severe injuries at the Goodwill Games could have _____Sang Lan her future happiness. However, instead of_____________, Sang Lan ____________________ and was_________________. cost her future happiness feel hopeless overcome the sorrow be in good spirits cost feeling hopeless overcame her sorrow in good spirits

14 Sentence patternsPhrases Sang Lan knew _______________ happiness is to have __________ for the good things in life and to ______________the goals. She _____________her accomplishments and felt __________to be alive. After returning to China, she _______ her life and ________________ a degree in broadcasting. Sang Lan found her happiness again by_____________ smaller goals and by staying _________ and________. the secret to happiness have appreciation for focus on goals be proud of accomplish feel thankful to be alive adapt to graduate with a degree in reach smaller goals be optimistic stay positive the secret to appreciation focus on felt proud of thankful adapted to graduated with reaching optimistic positive

15 Task 4. What can we learn from Sang Lan? I find the story (to be) ____________________( inspiring/ touching/ encouraging/sad- --) I will learn from her ________________( attitude towards life/ optimism/ bravery/ courage- --)

16 What is happiness to you? happiness wealth love success health family Peace of mind friendship devotion

17 Group interview 1. Groups of 3 or 4. One interviewer, the others interviewee. 2. Topic: The search for happiness 3. Interview questions: 1) What is happiness to you? 2) Why? 3) How to find that happiness? 4. Report the interview.

18 (What) What is happiness? To some, happiness is _____________. To others, happiness means __________. To __________, happiness means _____. (Why) ___________________________________ __________________________________________ __________________________________________ (How) _____________ helps _____ enjoys happiness. By focusing on ____________, _______ finds happiness in life. The search for happiness

19 Example (What) What is happiness? To some, happiness is enjoying family life. To others, happiness means achieving success in the business world. To my teacher, happiness means helping the students. (Why) When helping the students, she enjoys a sense of achievement. She believes that as an individual, her contribution is little and limited. However, as a teacher, her contribution to the world is multiplied by the number of the students she teaches and helps. Imagine what a big number it is! (How) My teacher works hard to prepare her lessons well. Although working long hours makes her tired, she feels happy as she believes that all her hard work will pay off and benefit the students. By focusing on the progress of the students, my teacher finds her happiness in life.

20 (What) What is happiness? To some, happiness is _____________. To others, happiness means __________. To __________, happiness means _____. (Why) ___________________________________ __________________________________________ __________________________________________ (How) _____________ helps _____ enjoys happiness. By focusing on ____________, _______ finds happiness in life. The search for happiness

21 Homework 1. Interview your teachers/ parents about their happiness. 2. Write a report on “The Search for happiness”.

22 Content is happiness. Happiness isn't getting all you want. It's enjoying all you have. Happiness lies first of all in health. Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others. Happiness comes when you believe in what you are doing, know what you are doing, and love what you are doing.

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