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12/13/2010 11:57:53
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Before listening

Before listening the news about daydreaming, try to answer the questions.

1. What do you think is "daydreaming"?

2. Why do you think people daydream?

3. Is daydreaming usual for all people?

4. Do only unhappy people daydream?

5. How many hours a day do you daydream?

While listening

Listen here:

Listen and write the missing words.

moods, another, waking, unhappy, actually, sign, hours, during

New research from America's Harvard University shows people spend nearly half of their waking
daydreaming, and not thinking about what they are
doing. Moreover, they say this mind wandering is a
of unhappiness. The study, to be published in the journal 'Science,' surveyed the thoughts and
of over 2,200 volunteers. The participants downloaded an iPhone app and sent more than 250,000 messages
the day and night. Researchers Matthew Killingsworth and Daniel Gilbert conclude that most of us are in
world for more than 46 per cent of our
hours, and that means we are unhappy: "A human mind is a wandering mind, and a wandering mind is an
mind,' they said.

least, present, across, spend, when, events, degree, excellent

Dr Killingsworth said "mind-wandering' was "ubiquitous
all activities' in our daily lives. His study found that we are happiest
exercising, chatting with friends or making love and
happy when working or using our computer at home. He added: "Mind-wandering is an
predictor of people's happiness,' and that "our mental lives are [filled], to a remarkable
, by the non-
'. Professor Gilbert believes daydreaming is one of the things that make us human. He said: "Unlike other animals, human beings
a lot of time thinking about what is not going on around them, contemplating
that happened in the past, might happen in the future or will never happen at all.'

Comprehension questions

1. If people spend their waking hours with daydreaming, they are .......... .
  • in a good mood
  • cheerful
  • unhappy
  • in depression
2. Animals ........... .
  • don't daydream
  • are daydreaming for more than 46% of their waking hours.
  • spend their time thinking about past or future.
  • think about what won't happen at all.
3. Happy people .......... .
  • are ubiquitous
  • never daydream
  • focus more on what they're doing at the present
  • don't know what's happening around them


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