The Cure for Boredom

The cure for boredom

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The cure for boredom

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

What do you do when
you're bored?

Slide 2 - Woordweb

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 3 - Tekstslide

1. a gadget
2. boredom
3. a capacity
4. to encounter
5. to meditate
a device or machine, for example a phone or tablet 
 feeling unhappy because something is uninteresting or because you have nothing to do
someone’s ability to do a particular thing
to experience something, especially something bad 
to become calm and relaxed by thinking about one thing

Slide 4 - Sleepvraag

6. to  distract yourself
7. to pay attention
8. contemplation
4. to encounter
to stop thinking about a problem by keeping busy a device or machine, for example a phone or tablet 
to watch, listen to or think about something carefully or with interest
serious and quiet thought for a period of time
to experience something, especially something bad 

Slide 5 - Sleepvraag

Slide 6 - 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 7 - Sleepvraag

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

Slide 8 - Tekstslide

Slide 9 - 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 10 - Sleepvraag

What do you usually do when you’re bored?

Slide 11 - Open vraag

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

Slide 12 - Open vraag

Slide 13 - Tekstslide

Adapted from The British Council: Learn English Teens

Slide 14 - Tekstslide