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Condition for happiness

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Condition for happiness

Time: 45 minutes

Teaching Aim:

  1. 能理解视频大意
  2. 能听、说、认读 contentment, mentally, physically, component, shelter
  3. 能听、说、认读、并在情景中恰当运用reside, pervade, supportive,

It takes/took somebody  some time to do sth.

take it for granted (that…)

The list goes on and on.

Teaching Procedures:

Have you watched the film The Pursuit of Happyness

Here the word happyness with a Y is not misspelled, but it is intended to show that the true meaning of happiness is being happy.

  1. So are you HAPPY?

It always takes me a few moments to answer.  

It takes me a few moments to learn the English song.

It takes/took somebody  some time to do sth.

How long does it usually take you to get home from work?

How long did it take you to get home yesterday?

  

Happiness doesn’t just reside in my head, like contentment, but it pervades the entire body. So when we say we’re happy, this means we are mentally and physically happy.

reside:  If a quality resides in something, the thing has that quality. 存在 [正式] [no cont]

Happiness does not reside in money.

contentment:  N-UNCOUNT Contentment is a feeling of quiet happiness and satisfaction. 满足

I have found contentment at last.

pervade: If something pervades a place or thing, it is a noticeable feature throughout it. 弥漫; 充满 [正式]

The smell of perfume pervades the entire office.

Sadness pervades most of her songs.

  1. What are the conditions for happiness?

There are some conditions that need to exist in order to be truly happy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic needs such as a good supportive family, country, a healthy body, a place to live and things to eat, knowing yourself, what you like and what you are good at, so you can set realistic goals in life.

supportive: If you are supportive, you are kind and helpful to someone at a difficult or unhappy time in their life. (对处境困难或不幸者) 给予帮助的

My parents are supportive.

We shouldn’t take it for granted that health is the key component of happiness.

component: The components of something are the parts that it is made of. 组成部分

key component: important component

take it for granted that… 认为…是理所当然

I took it for granted that he would forgive me.

take…for granted:  to be so used to sb/sth that you don’t recognize their true value any more and don’t show that you are grateful (因习以为常)对…不予重视; (因视为当然能)不把…当回事

He takes my love for granted.

We take having a healthy body for granted.  

  1. Do you feel happy about what you have?

How many people actually feel thankful about what they have or just the way they are?

We all should be happy about what we have. Good physical and mental heath, a family, shelter, our country, food and the list goes on and on.

shelter: [U]a place to live or stay

Human beings need food, clothing and shelter.

I need to find shelter for the night.

The list goes on and on.

Meten provides different kinds of English classes: PC, AC, ishow, and the list goes on and on.

I bought lots of things: socks, a mat, a shirt, and the list goes on and on.

  1. Practice

The poem’s main interest ________ in the use of dialect.

I burnt the food. Smoke _________ the kitchen.

My wife always supports me and helps me out at difficult time. She is _________ of me.

We don’t feel thankful about having a good body. We _______________ . 

I like sports, such as basketball, football, bike-riding, and ________________ .

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