TED “The happy secret to better work / 幸福と成功の意外な関係” で英語学習

“The happy secret to better work / 幸福と成功の意外な関係”というTED Talkで英語を勉強しましょう。ただ聞き流すだけではなく、下にある理解度チェックテストで、きちんと内容が聞き取れていたかを確認できます。幸福と成功、仕事の関係について、ハーバード大学を卒業し、現在は教授を務める心理学者が意外な事実を明らかにします。かなり話すスピードは速いですが、ユーモア満載で聴衆も笑いっぱなしのプレゼンテーションをお楽しみください。

このTED Talkの紹介
We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive.
私たちは、幸福になるためには努力しなければならないと思っていますが、逆だとしたらどうでしょう? この目まぐるしくも非常に面白いトークで心理学者のショーン・エイカーは、実際、幸福が我々をより生産的にするのだと語ります。
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内容理解度チェックテスト

1. The audience laughed hard because -------.

(a) Shawn showed the graph after telling a story about a baby unicorn
(b) Shawn accidentally showed the wrong graph
(c) Shawn showed the graph with one weird red dot
(d) Shawn told them the graph he was showing was fake data

2. What do brains of students at Harvard get focused two week after they get into the school?

(a) Success of getting into the school
(b) Privilege of being there
(c) Stresses
(d) Philosophy

3. According to Shawn, ------- % of your long-term happiness is predicted by the external world.

(a) 10
(b) 30
(c) 50
(d) 90

4. Shawn argues that we need to reverse the formula for -------.

(a) work and happiness
(b) happiness and success
(c) success and brain
(d) positive and negative

5. According to Shawn, only 25% of job successes are predicted by -------.

(a) IQ
(b) Capability
(c) Social Support
(d) Optimism level

6. Which of the following is NOT included as a way to make your brain more positive?

(a) Random acts of kindness
(b) Meditation
(c) Exercise
(d) Enough sleep

7. In summary, what is important to become happy?

(a) To work hard
(b) To be successful at work
(c) To change the lens through which your brain views the world
(d) To thank somebody in your support network


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