Britain is less happy than in the 1950s despite the fact that we are three times richer. So what exactly makes us happy? A new car, an expensive holiday or simply spending time with friends and family?
Join Rebecca and Kate as they discuss what makes them feel cheerful as well as hear from some experts about where we can find true happiness.
This week's question:
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Which country do you think is the happiest? Is it
Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme!
Vocabulary from the programme
- take stock
to look at something and assess it
- the feeling of being pleased with your situation and not hoping for change or improvement
- the feeling of having everything you need or want
- great happiness
- meeting all your needs and expectations
- material possessions
- objects (eg cars, clothes, books etc) as opposed to abstract ideas such as love, happiness etc.
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