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A Valuable Lesson for a Happier Life

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Video Length: 3:05

Updated on: 10/14/2020

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 about a thought experiment on happiness. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about a happy life. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercise features the first conditional. In the cooperation activity students can talk about philosophical thought experiments.

Video Description

A professor demonstrates a thought experiment on life and happiness to a class of college students during a Philosophy 101 course. All it takes is a jar, golf balls, pebbles, sand, and yes, beer. This video explores the nature of happiness and what it means.

Lesson Activities

Speaking
Happiness, Happy Lifestyle, Philosophy
Viewing
Short Answers, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Parts of Speech
Grammar
First Conditional
Additional
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity

Lesson Topics

Happiness, Philosophy Experiment

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