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Why Giving Feels Good

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Video Length: 5:27

Updated on: 07/28/2022

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on charity, volunteering, and why giving feels good. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about charity, volunteering, and giving to others. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The post-viewing section includes follow-up disciussion questions, an activity on vocabulary context usage, and an activity on the usage of phrases in the video expressing findings/results. There is an additional experiment & findings task as well as a quiz and review section.

Video Description

What happens in your brain when you give time or money? Altruism is often framed as an act performed for the sake of someone else without the expectation of a reward. Author Jenni Santi and psychology professor Michael Norton explain that there is more happening on a biological level than we realize.

Lesson Activities

Charity, Volunteering, Giving
Short Answers, True / False / Not Given
Choose the Correct Definitions, CCQ Discussion, Context Usage, Phrases
Experiment & Findings Task, Quiz & Review

Lesson Topics

Charity, Volunteering, Giving

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