Curious questions about curiosity

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Read at home,
talk in class

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In this lesson, students discuss the topic of curiosity in humans, practise collocations from the article, and reflect on how curiosity has shaped their lives. 

B2 / Upper Intermediate
C1 / Advanced
30 minCritical Reading ClubUnlimited Plan

This is a Critical Reading Club worksheet. With this format, students need to read an online article at home and do the exercises in the classroom. Learn more about how to use such worksheets and their benefits in our post.


At the beginning of the lesson, students brainstorm the two meanings of the word curious. They also need to think of synonyms for both meanings. Then, they read sentences and have to substitute seven underlined words with their synonyms to create correct collocations (e.g. brain wiring, satisfy curiosity, reinforce behaviour). After that, students move on to the discussion part of the lesson. Here, they talk about why humans need curiosity, and discuss if risk-seeking in men and women depends on nature or nurture. Finally, they analyse three scales referring to risk aversion, curiosity reinforcement and comfort zone, and decide where they would put themselves on the scales and why.




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  1. DaveMar

    This went down a treat with my students! A brilliant lesson. Great work!

    1. Ewa

      Thanks, Dave! I’m glad to hear that.

  2. Anna Samoilenko

    Absolutely great lesson! Thanks a lot for your work!

    1. Ewa

      Thank you for you kind words, Anna 🙂


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