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Listening Upper intermediate B2: Can Money Buy Happiness?

Can money buy happiness? A question we ask ourselves again and again. Some say yes, some say no, but as a matter of fact, it does help, especially in situations where one finds himself/herself unable to cover basic needs. Money does contribute to make people happier, or at least more comfortably situated in life, but not everything can be purchased, or can it? Feeling moved by a scenery, a particular song or a kind gesture from a stranger, cannot be provided by paper notes or a piece of plastic slotted through an electronic device. Whatever happiness is, or however we think we can reach it is undoubtedly something quite personal and depends heavily on how each one of us sets our priorities. Meaning by this, that it’s up to you, or maybe not. I’ll leave that one for you to ponder upon.

Here’s a listening activity from Youtube channel After Skool to get you thinking about this particular issue.

Created by blogdeserena

B2-C1 Does Money Make Us Happy?

Watch the video and choose the best option.

Choose the best option according to what you hear.

Video from After Skool.

Activity by Serena

Video from After skool

1. Which of the following items IS NOT mentioned as something money allows us to do?

2.  Which statement IS NOT true concerning the speaker? 

3. According to the video, who is happier concerning income? 

4. Which statement IS NOT true according to the speaker? 

5.According to Maslow's hierarchy pyramid...  

6. Intrinsic happiness is related to... 

7. Intrinsic happiness has... 

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