Ten reasons to smile

Asha shares ten things that always make her smile, no matter what! What makes you smile?


Watch the video and use the subtitles and the transcript to help you understand. 


Asha singing: ‘If you’re happy clap along if you feel that happiness is the truth.’

Hey, guys, my name is Asha and this video is for the British Council’s LearnEnglish Teens online magazine and YouTube channel.

OK, I just wanted to start off by saying there’s a lot of things that are happening in the world ... 2016/2017 which is a bit like …


... which may make you question some people’s decisions about things …


… and make you say things like, ‘Really, are you being serious?’


And I felt the need to make a positive video despite all the things that are happening. So here are ten things that make me personally smile and hopefully you guys will relate to some of them.

Number one is that chocolate exists and how can chocolate not make you smile?

Number two is blue skies and sunshine. It just makes me smile when it’s bright outside even when I need to wake up at 7a.m.

Number three would be watching something funny on YouTube. Have you guys seen that video where that guy’s like, ‘I’ve got an apple … I’ve got a pen … I’ve got a … apple pen …’ or something like that. Guys, you should check that out. It’s so funny.

Number four. This one’s a bit cheesy but it is hanging out with my family and friends and spending like really good, quality time. Like, it makes me smile when I’m, like, surrounded by good people.

Number five is going on holiday. Sun, sea and sand are my favourite three Ss because when I’m abroad I’m like … (Asha smiles).

Ooh, I know. Number six is … when the top you really wanted goes on sale and you get it for half the price. I’m legit like, ‘Oh yeah … oh yeah …’

Number seven is it makes me smile that filters have been invented. Like, even when you’ve woken up, you can just stick a Snapchat filter on and make yourself look like a cute little dog and you’re sorted.

Number eight is warm, home-baked cookies. I’m smiling all day after one of them. I feel like I’ve been mentioning a lot of food but food makes me smile.

The ninth reason to smile is those days when you do not even need to set an alarm and you can snooze all day long with no worries in the world, just you, yourself and a beautiful dream about Theo James or whoever your celebrity crush is.

And number ten on things that make me smile is when you guys like, comment, subscribe! I really could not help myself there, but make sure if you did like this video to give it a thumbs up, comment down below what makes you smile and do not forget to subscribe. And I will see you in the next video.


What makes you smile? 

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Submitted by Moony on Sat, 08/28/2021 - 14:35

MY TEN REASONS TO SMILE 1.- My family. 2.- Funny videos. 3.- My favorite series. 4.- Eat something delicious. 5.- Make my goals. 6.- Talking with my friends. 7.- Read a great book. 8.- New things. 9.- Have dessert. 10.- Holidays.

Submitted by hermione123 on Mon, 07/05/2021 - 12:27

1. Winning something ( who's not happy? ) 2. Pizza 3. New clothes 4. Watching movies. Especially scifi or disney movies 5. When new episodes of my favourite series release 6. Meeting old friends. It's fun to talk about ol' good times. 7. Reading new books 8. Have a good grades at school
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Submitted by Kostantinus on Thu, 04/01/2021 - 09:52

These things make me smile: 1. My dog Milka. 2. My girlfriend. 3. British Council's YouTubers. 4. Sunshine and nature. 5. Kids. 6. Funny pets. 7. Morning jogging. 8. My mother and sister. 9. My friends Petia and Vasia. 10. Work out. 11. Sweets and cookies which my girlfriend makes. 12. Comedy movies.

Submitted by Jordisa on Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:53

These are the ten things that make me smile: 1. When my dog is tired 2. Bikes! 3. Drive an elephant on Thursday and during the weekend 4- When the alarm sounds in a Saturday and you don’t have to go to school 5- Chinese food 6- Pass the exams 7- Stay with friends 8- Go to disco 9- Work fast and perfect 10- Write this comment Ps: And it also makes me smile living near the three S (sun, sea, sand) and enjoying beach every time I want.
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