As Ben Sweetland said, “Happiness is a journey, not a destination,” and we’re talking all about happiness on today’s episode. This week, listen to Jen and Dan talk about happiness, what it is to them, and about some things that make them happy.
Like every week, we have helpful vocabulary, idioms, expressions, and specific language focus! How can quotes help you improve your language skills? Find out today!
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For more learning, including the full vocabulary list and definitions (from below), a more complete language focus explanation, and idiom example sentences, download this week's episode guide.
to stand out
frames of mind
to go back and forth
to get caught up (in something)
to hit someone with something
Language Focus: Building Skills with Quotes
We mentioned a couple of quotes in this week’s episode about happiness and talked a bit about what we thought of them. You too can build your language skills using quotes!
Here is what you can do to improve your language with quotes:
Read the 3 quotes below (2 from the episode and 1 new one!)
Pause the podcast and write down what you think it means
in addition to practicing writing skills, you can also record yourself speaking and practice this skill as well!
“Happiness is a journey, not a destination” - Ben Sweetland
“I choose to be happy today” - Unknown
“Learn to let go, That is the key to happiness.” - Buddah
download the episode guide for more ways you can learn with quotes!
Idioms and Expressions
to have a go: to try (and do) something
to live in the now: the live in the present moment, and not think about or dwell on the past or future
sitting on the fence: to be in between a decision or two sides of something
to touch on (something): to mention or talk about something briefly
to melt one’s heart: to feel extreme amount of love or happiness about someone/something
to throw a spanner in the works: to do something that prevents a plan or activity from succeeding
We want to hear from you!
Tell us about the top 3 things that make you happy!
Additionally you can answer the following question:
Do you live life for the moments or do you strive for overall happiness and look at the bigger picture?
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