Topic1 Sophie Scott: Why we laugh
1. Have you laughed recently?
2. Do you like Japanese comedy, or English jokes? Please say more.
3. How does laughter influence us ?
4. According to the speaker, laughter can be found among mammals,
such as rats and monkeys. Have you ever seen an animal laugh?
5. Do you have any experiences in which laugher was able to change a
situation from negative to positive?
Topic2 Abe Lags in Name Recognition in Australia,U.S.
1. Why isn’t he well known in Australia or the U.S.?
2. What should he do to become better known? Would there be any
advantages for the country?
3. Do you have respect for someone who is or was a prime minister or
president of a country?
4. If you were the prime minister of Japan, how would you lead the