Comfort zone

'Comfort zone' is a very common phrase used in English. We talk about needing to 'get out of our comfort zones' or being 'stuck in a comfort zone'. So what exactly is a 'comfort zone'. Comfort zone = a place, way of life, or a situation that does not challenge us. A place in which we are comfortable and we start to become passive and lazy.

Listen to Gaur Gopal Das, an Indian Hindu monk tell a story about a king and two birds.

In this story, what is the second bird's comfort zone?

Listen to the video again and note the following vocabulary used in the video:

magnificent / frustrated / delighted / potential / clinging

venture / mundane / mediocre / fulfilling / inhibiting

Research the ten words and then complete the exercise below to test your vocabulary knowledge.


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