For class 12/23

(Comprehension questions supplied in class)

 Dog Saves Man Without a Whimper

http://nypost.com/2013/12/17/blind-man-dog-survive-falling-on-subway-tracks/

Pre-reading.

  1. Have you heard any stories of dogs saving humans?
  2. Do blind people in your country have access to seeing-eye dogs?
  3. What breeds of seeing-eye dogs are common?
  4. Which breeds make bad/good seeing-eye dogs?
  5. Read the first paragraph and find the breed of dog mentioned.

 

Narcissus Lives!

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/18/tourist-walks-off-pier-while-browsing-on-facebook

 

The Truth is Hard to Tell, But Worth It

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-better-to-be-right-than-happy-20131217,0,5791072.story#axzz2nq67iXwI

Happiness

  • Are you a happy person?
  • What is happiness for you?
  • What do you think is the color for happiness?
  • Do you think that happiness lies within you? Or does it depend upon other people and external things?
  • Can money buy happiness?
  • Is happiness a state of mind?
  • What makes you feel happy?
  • What are the three most important things for you to be happy?
  • Is happiness relative, that is, does it have a different meaning for each person?
  • Are single people happy?
  • Would you be happier with a soul mate or single?
  • Does having an animal/pet make you happy?
  • What is the effect that animals/pets have on people to make them feel happy?
  • What makes you happy?
  • When was the happiest time of your childhood?
  • Can you be happy if you are rich?
  • Can you be happy is you are poor?
  • How can you become happy again when you are sad?
  • Is happiness a goal?
  • How often do you feel really happy?
  • Are the people in your country generally very happy?
  • Are you very happy most of the time?
  • What makes you unhappy?
  • What’s the most miserable you’ve been?
  • How happy are you compared with your friends?
  • Do you wake up happy every morning?
  • Do you agree that older people are less happy?
  • What is there to be happy about in the world today?
  • What affects your levels of happiness?
  • Does your happiness change during different times of the day, week, month or year?
  • What is or was the happiest time of your life?
  • Do you need money to be happy?
  • What do you think of the idea of a government Happiness Minister who is responsible for the happiness of the population?
  • Do you think some nations are happier than others?
  • What is missing in your life that would make you very happy?
  • Why are teenagers some of the happiest people in the world?
  • What was the happiest time in your entire life?
    • Do you feel that you have to work hard and be miserable now in order to be happy later?

 

A Blue Christmas

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2524723/Jealous-husband-stabbed-wife-15-times-ran-sent-Christmas-card-lay-dying-hospital.html

 

Wisdom At 25 Years Old

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/12/13/25-things-i-learned-the-year-i-turned-25/

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