What Makes Us Happy? – IELTS Reading Answers
You should spend 20 minutes on questions 1-13 based on the given passage.
What Makes Us Happy?
The answers to questions 1-13 are given below along with their explanations.
|Question Number||Answer||Keywords||Locations of Keywords|
|1||B||psychologists, using scientific methods, understand, nature, origins, happiness||Para 1, lines 2-3|
|2||A||50-60%, happiness, down to genes||Para 2, lines 2-3|
|3||D||increases, wealth do not, increases in happiness||Para 3, lines 2-3|
|4||wealth/ money||winning, lottery, rush of joy, excitement, not ensure long-term contentment||Para 3, lines 3-4|
|5||relative||perception of wealth is a relative thing||Para 4, line 3|
|6||other people||shopping, provide longer-term happiness, buy things for other people||Para 5, last line|
|7||FALSE||we are not passive victims of external events||Para 7, first 2 lines|
|9||TRUE||We can, should take control, life, rewarding, positive attitude||Para 7, lines 2-3|
|10||G||using scientific methods, understand, nature, happiness||Para 1, lines 2-3|
|11||D||Nor, steady increase in income, greater happiness||Paara 4, line 1|
|12||H||this doesn’t mean we have to be selfish||Para 10, line 4|
|13||C||happiness emerges, by-product, people, making others happy, make themselves happy||Para 11, lines 3-4|
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