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What Makes Us Happy? - IELTS Reading Answers
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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?

makes happy 1

makes happy 2

makes happy 3

makes happy 4

makes happy 5

makes happy 6

makes happy 7

Answers

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
8 NOT GIVEN
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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