Why do people succeed? Is it because they’re smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success.
Watch the TED talk, listen carefully and answer the questions below:
- Where did it all start?
- How many interviews did he do?
- Who said work was fun?
- Who pushed Frank Gehry?
- How many big things lead to success?
Watch the video again from 00:12 to 00:37 and fill in the blanks:
This is really a two-hour (6) _________ I give to high school students, (7) _____ down to three minutes. And it all started one day on a plane, on my way to TED, seven years ago. And in the seat next to me was a high school student, a (8) __________ and she came from a really (9) ______ family. And she wanted to make something of her life, and she asked me a simple little question. She said, “What leads to success?” And I felt really badly, because I couldn’t give her a good (10) _________.
True or False?
Listen to the material again and answer true or false to the following statements:
- Freeman Thomas says “I’m driven by success”.
12.Carol Coletta says, “I would pay someone to do what I do”.
- Rupert Murdoch has a lot of fun.
- Goldie Hawn always knew she’d make it.
- A lot of kids want to be billionaires.
Here’s a question from the IELTS Speaking Part 3:
Describe something you did in your life that was a success.
You should say
– what you did
– when you did it
– what difficulties you faced
– and how you felt when you were successful
- on a plane
- Rupert Murdoch
- his mother
11 (F) he is driven by passion
- (F) she didn’t think she’d make it
15 (F) they want to be millionaires