The Reading / Listening - Level 1

The Beatles sang in a song that money can't buy us love. Many people believe money cannot buy happiness and that it is the cause of evil. However, new research says money can buy happiness. A study compared the spending habits of 625 people with their personality. They compared the personalities with a list of what the people bought. The conclusion was that buying the right things can lead to happiness.



The study could change how people think about money and happiness. Internet companies could use information about happiness to recommend things that increase it. A researcher said spending money could be more important in our lives than we thought. She said: "Spending money on products that help us express who we are could…be as important to our well-being as finding the right job…or even the right friends."

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Sources
  • http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/New-Cambridge-study-suggest-money-reall-buy/story-29071289-detail/story.html
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/money-can-buy-happiness---if-you-spend-in-the-right-way-accordin/
  • https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160407155550.htm


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

The Beatles sang

a.

research

2.

it is the cause

b.

people bought

3.

new

c.

of evil

4.

money can

d.

things

5.

spending

e.

in a song

6.

a list of what the

f.

to happiness

7.

buying the right

g.

buy happiness

8.

lead

h.

habits



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

The study could change how

a.

than we thought

2.

Internet

b.

increase it

3.

use information

c.

to our well-being

4.

recommend things that

d.

companies

5.

spending

e.

who we are

6.

more important in our lives

f.

people think

7.

help us express

g.

money

8.

be as important

h.

about happiness

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The Beatles sang (1) ___________________ money can't buy us love. Many people (2) ___________________ cannot buy happiness and that it is the (3) ___________________. However, new research says money can buy happiness. A study compared the (4) ___________________ of 625 people with their personality. They compared the personalities                    (5) ___________________ what the people bought. The conclusion was that buying (6) ___________________ can lead to happiness.

The study (7) ___________________ people think about money and happiness. Internet companies could use information about happiness (8) ___________________ things that increase it. A researcher said spending money could (9) __________________ in our lives (10) ___________________. She said: "Spending money on products that help us express (11) ________________ could…be as important to our well-being as finding the right job…(12) ___________________ right friends."





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

TheBeatlessanginasongthatmoneycan'tbuyuslove.Manypeoplebelie
vemoneycannotbuyhappinessandthatitisthecauseofevil.However,n
ewresearchsaysmoneycanbuyhappiness.Astudycomparedthespend
inghabitsof625peoplewiththeirpersonality.Theycomparedtheperso
nalitieswithalistofwhatthepeoplebought.Theconclusionwasthatbuyi
ngtherightthingscanleadtohappiness.Thestudycouldchangehowpeo
plethinkaboutmoneyandhappiness.Internetcompaniescoulduseinfo
rmationabouthappinesstorecommendthingsthatincreaseit.Aresearc
hersaidspendingmoneycouldbemoreimportantinourlivesthanwetho
ught.Shesaid:"Spendingmoneyonproductsthathelpusexpresswhow
earecould…beasimportanttoourwell-beingasfindingtherightjob…o
reventherightfriends."

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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f)

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WRITING

Write about money and happiness for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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