Read the following passages aloud. You will have one minute to prepare and 30 seconds to read.
Happiness is a state of well-being that includes living a good life, one with a sense of meaning and deep contentment. Happy people live with purpose. They find joy in lasting relationships, working toward their goals and living according to their values. The happy person is not mad about material goods or luxury vacations. This person is fine with the simple pleasures of life – petting a dog, sitting under a tree or enjoying a cup of tea.