Session 2

Research claims that using money to get chores done makes you happier. Dan and Catherine teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

ఈ పాఠ్యాంశం లోని సెషన్స్

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    Activity 1

Activity 1

News Review

Money can buy happiness

Money which is used to free up your time makes you happier than money which is spent on material things, such as shoes, Canadian scientists have reported.


Language challenge

Scientists have discovered that the old adage that money can’t buy you happiness may be incorrect. Which of these is NOT a synonym for adage?

a) proverb
b) catchphrase
c) saying

వీడియోను చూసి పనిని పూర్తి చేయండి

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The story

The old adage that money can’t buy you happiness has been put to the test by scientists in Canada.

They discovered that when you use money to free up time, by paying somebody to do your chores for example, you’re more likely to feel happy than if you spend it on material goods.

Key words and phrases

chores
boring but necessary tasks

underrated
not given the high level of approval it deserves

outsourcing
paying someone else to do your tasks for you

To do

Try our quiz to see how well you've learned today's language.

News Review quiz

3 Questions

Now you've watched the video, try to answer these questions about the language in the news.

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Language challenge - answer

b) catchphrase

End of Session 2

Join us in Session 3 for Pronunciation in the News - our video which teaches you pronunciation using the latest BBC World News bulletins. 

Session Vocabulary

  • chores
    boring but necessary tasks

    underrated
    not given the high level of approval it deserves

    outsourcing
    paying someone else to do your tasks for you