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Music Makes Us Happy

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Music has been a part of human history and culture for a very long time. Perhaps it has always been a part of our history and culture. And scientists now know the reason. Music makes us feel good.

It doesn't matter what kind of music people listen to. When we listen to music, our brains produce a chemical. The chemical increases our heart rate. It makes us breathe faster. We even get chills with some exciting music. The same chemical makes us happy when we eat delicious food, laugh with friends, or win at something difficult.

Almost everyone feels the same way about music. In fact, even babies reacted to music!

Preview the lesson material:

Warm Up: Discuss the question with your partner for five minutes.

  1. Do you like music? What kind of music do you like? Why?

Vocabulary: Check the new vocabulary in a dictionary. Then match the words.

  1. produce
  2. increase
  3. chill
  4. delicious
  • taste good
  • make
  • become more or greater
  • feel cold

Discuss: Discuss these questions with a partner. Remember to support your answers.

  1. Does music make you feel good?
  2. What kind of music gives you the chills?
  3. What other things make you feel good?

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