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Unit 1: English in the News
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Session 5

Can money make you happier?

เงินสามารถช่วยให้คุณมีความสุขมากขึ้นได้หรือไม่? มาติดตามชานกับแคลร์คุยกันถึงข่าวนี้ เพื่อช่วยคุณฝึกการใช้คำศัพท์และสำนวนใหม่ๆ เกี่ยวกับเงินและการช้อปปิ้งค่ะ

Can money make you happier? Join Sian and Clare to find out more about this news story - and to learn some great words and idioms for talking about money and shopping (Background image: Getty Images)

 

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Money CAN buy happiness!

เงินซื้อความสุขได้หรือไม่?

ผลการศึกษาใหม่พบว่า เงินสามารถซื้อความสุขได้! มาติดตามชานกับแคลร์คุยกันถึงข่าวนี้ เพื่อช่วยคุณฝึกการใช้คำศัพท์และสำนวนใหม่ๆ เกี่ยวกับเงินและการช้อปปิ้งค่ะ

A new study has found that money CAN buy happiness! Join Sian and Clare to find out more about this story - and to learn some great words and idioms for talking about money and shopping.

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The story

A psychological study has found that using money to buy time rather than material goods may be the key to increased happiness. Surveys of 6000 people in the United States, Denmark, Canada and the Netherlands found that those who used any spare cash to outsource chores, reported greater life satisfaction than those who did not, regardless of income.

Key words and phrases 

splash out on (something)
spend a lot of money on something - especially something which you don't need

retail therapy
the act of buying things to make yourself feel happier

(go on) a shopping spree
a period where you buy lots of things / a period of extravagant spending

To do

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Money and shopping.

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Session Vocabulary

  • splash out on (something)
    spend a lot of money on something - especially something which you don't need

    retail therapy
    the act of buying things to make yourself feel happier

    (go on) a shopping spree
    a period where you buy lots of things / a period of extravagant spending