“Awe, contentedness, joy, amusement, curiosity”

Classes are finished for the spring semester, so I’m going to take a break from adding topics until just before we start up again in September. There’s plenty in the archives to keep you busy, though. Try to get a little English input every day over the summer and do something with it — summarizing, expressing your opinions, asking questions, and language noticing.

I’ll leave you with 10 (really 50 if you watch them all) hours of relaxing planet earth visual soundscapes from the BBC, which “”significant increases in feelings of awe, contentedness, joy, amusement and curiosity” and  “reduce feelings of tiredness, anger and stress” (says this study). If you don’t like the mountain one, there are also 10 hours each of islands, jungles, grasslands, and deserts.

(via Open Culture)


🐬 Have a great summer! 🐳


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