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Positive Thinking | An English Conversation Class

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Positive Thinking – An English Conversation Class

Positive Thinking – An English Conversation Class

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Relevant Audio / Video File

Watch or listen to the following video/audio file in conjunction with the topic being discussed and try to answer the questions about it.

Questions about the video/audio file

  1. What do highly successful people think of most of the time?
  2. What sort of differences appears in your behaviors and feelings when you think about what you really want?
  3. What do unsuccessful people frequently think of?
  4. What is the most important word for leadership and success?
  5. What is the progressive step-by-step realization of a worthy goal?

Relevant Excerpt

Positive thinking is a mental and emotional attitude that focuses on the bright side of life and expects positive results.

A positive person anticipates happiness, health and success, and believes he or she can overcome any obstacle and difficulty.

Positive thinking is not accepted by everyone. Some, consider it as nonsense, and scoff at people who follow it, but there is a growing number of people, who accept positive thinking as a fact, and believe in its effectiveness.

It seems that this subject is gaining popularity, as evidenced by the many books, lectures and courses about it.

To use it in your life, you need more than just to be aware of its existence. You need to adopt the attitude of positive thinking in everything you do.

How Positive Thinking Works

The following story illustrates how this power works:

Allan applied for a new job, but he didn’t believe he will get it, since his self-esteem was low, and he considered himself as a failure and unworthy of success.

He had a negative attitude toward himself, and therefore, believed that the other applicants were better and more qualified than him.

Allan’s mind was occupied with negative thoughts and fears concerning the job, for the whole week preceding the job interview. He actually, anticipated failure.

On the day of the interview, he got up late, and to his horror he discovered that the shirt he planned to wear was dirty, and the other one needed ironing. As it was already too late, he went out wearing a wrinkled shirt and without eating breakfast.

Original Source of the Excerpt: www.successconsciousness.com

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Relevant Idioms and Expressions

  1. (as) happy as a clam :arrow: happy and content. Tom
    sat there smiling, as happy as a clam. 
    There they all sat, eating corn on the cob
    and looking happy as clams.

Argue for/against

Please take an either positive or negative position to the statement below. You cannot be neutral. If all students have the same idea, the teacher will play devil’s advocate to have a heated argument.

 All of your problems can be resolved if you implement positive thinking.

Photo Scanning

Please examine the photo below and try to come up with as many reasons as you can in support of the following statement:

 This person is such a pessimist.


Reaching a Conclusion

  • At the end of each session, we try to come to an informed conclusion on the selected issue.
  • The students are expected to take notes during the class and use their notes to reach a conclusion at the end of each session in around 2 minutes.

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20 comments on “Positive Thinking | An English Conversation Class”

    • I think positive thinking helps people to seek for any positive and beneficial aspects of their lives in order to enjoy their lives and be successful. So what they are doing is real and those aspects exist, they just find them. However, wishful thinking is not based on facts and it seems it is more imaginary and unreal. I think this way of thinking has more futuristic view and can help ones in the future than in their present times, because they imagine some thing which may not exist and should be created.

      • Thank you for your interactive presence by responding to one of your classmates’ comments on positive thinking. That was a clear and good explanation.

    • ⛔ I corrected your question number. It was “3”. Please be more careful about numbering your questions chronologically ordered.

    • Thank you for your comment. Positive thinking and optimism are just 2 elements of personal development and wellbeing.

    • As we see in the picture the man looks worry, seemingly he is thinking about a subject which is far_fetched to achieve, therefore he has lost his hope and courage and pessimistically is thinking about the consequence of it.

    • This guy is staring at one point without any smile and determination. Also, his eyes are not open enough and it divulges that he has lost his confidence.

      • This is so optimistic of you to believe that all problems and difficulties could be resolved with positive psychology.

    • In my perspective, as qoute depicts we can change every conflictss and tough situation to great moments by being optimistic.I beleive that the way we look things the way they happen. If we take an optimistic approach in dealing with variety of situations, we will suffer less pressure and become more successful than being pessimistic.


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