Standard Competency :

To comprehend and express the meaning nuance within the transactional and interpersonal conversations which are related to the happiness expressions in the context of daily life.

Basic Competency :

To respond and express the meaning nuance within the formal / informal transactional (to get things done) and interpersonal (get sociable) conversations by using the simple kind of spoken and written languages accurately and fluently in the daily life context involving the acts of expressing happiness, gaining attention, expressing sympathy and giving instruction.

Indicators :

After finishing  the lesson, the students are expected to be able to:

identify the meaning nuance of expressing happiness

respond or carry out transactional and interpersonal conversations about expressing happiness

Happiness Expression is an expression that is used to show that someone or people are glad have excited feelings

What would you say to express your happiness?

I’m happy……

I’m (very)pleased / (really) delighted (about)….

I can’t say how pleased / delighted I am about it

I am so glad to hear that




Laughter is an audible expression or the appearance of happiness, or an inward feeling of joy (laughing on the inside). It may ensue (as a physiological reaction) from [[jokes it is in most cases a very pleasant sensation.

Laughter is found among various animals, as well as in humans. Among the human species, it is a part

of human behaviour regulated by the brain, helping humans clarify their intentions in social interaction and providing an emotional context to conversations. Laughter is used as a signal for being part of a group — it signals acceptance and positive interactions with others. Laughter is sometimes seemingly

contagious, and the laughter of one person can itself provoke laughter from others as a positive feedback. This may account in part for the popularity of laugh tracks in situation comedy television shows. (wikipedia)

Scientifically speaking, laughter is caused by the epiglottis constricting the larynx. The study of humor and laughter, and its psychological and physiological effects on the human body is called gelotology.