The Cure for Boredom

The cure for boredom

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Slide 1: Tekstslide
EngelsMiddelbare schoolhavo, vwoLeerjaar 2,3

In deze les zitten 10 slides, met interactieve quizzen, tekstslides en 2 videos.

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The cure for boredom

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

Do you ever feel bored? In this video, find out about the problem of boredom and a way to never be bored again!

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercises. Remember you can read the transcript at any time.

Slide 2 - Tekstslide

Preparation task
1. ...... a gadget
2. ...... boredom
3. ...... a capacity
4. ...... to encounter
5. ...... to meditate
6. ...... to distract yourself
7. ...... to pay attention
8. ...... contemplation
9. ...... an inoculation
10. ...... blissful
Match the definitions (a–j) with the vocabulary (1–10).

a. feeling unhappy because something is uninteresting or because you have nothing to do
b. to experience something, especially something bad 
c. a device or machine, for example a phone or tablet 
d. to stop thinking about a problem by keeping busy 
e. someone’s ability to do a particular thing
f. to become calm and relaxed by thinking about one thing
g. to watch, listen to or think about something carefully or with interest
h. extremelyorcompletelyhappy
i. serious and quiet thought for a period of time
j. an injection that protects someone from a disease

Please do this exercise in your notebooks, the answer does not have to be shown to the teacher, but you will need to do it as preparation for the rest of the lesson!

Slide 3 - Tekstslide

Slide 4 - Video

Put the ideas in the order they are mentioned.
Once you know how to meditate, you might still find that some activities are a waste of time.
People avoid boredom by watching things, reading and communicating on their devices.
But if you always distract yourself, you will never learn how to do nothing.
People experience boredom less nowadays than they did in the past.
When you meditate, you pay attention to your breathing and feelings.
Learning to meditate will cure you of boredom – you will never be bored again.

Slide 5 - Sleepvraag

Watch the video again and then do the task on slide 8

Slide 6 - Tekstslide

Slide 7 - Video

Write the activities in the correct group.
Distracting yourself from boredom
listening to a song
watching a film
paying attention to breathing
reading a book
being interested in the feeling of boredom

paying attention to your experience
finding a deep feeling of well-being
texting a friend

Slide 8 - Sleepvraag

What do you usually do when you’re bored?

Slide 9 - Open vraag

Have you ever tried meditation? Would you like to try it?

Slide 10 - Open vraag