Richard St John: 8 secrets to success
Jul10

Richard St John: 8 secrets to success

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. Listening Watch the TED talk, listen carefully and answer the questions below: Comprehension Questions   Where did it all start?   How many interviews did he do?   Who said work was fun?   Who pushed...

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How Great Leaders Inspire Action, by Simon Sinek
May05

How Great Leaders Inspire Action, by Simon Sinek

This lesson is intended for intermediate and upper-intermediate level students, and should take about 1.5 hrs to complete. This is primarily a speaking class, although it features Simon Sinek’s TED Talk as a listening text during the second half. The lesson is comprised of the embedded Microsoft Word document below, which is pretty self-explanatory. I used the document projected on an overhead to guide my class. Where it...

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The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong, by Dan Pallotta
Apr24

The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong, by Dan Pallotta

Introduction Dan Pallotta is an activist who believes we need to take a different approach to charity. In his TED talk, “The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong,” he argues for a radical rethinking in terms of charities. This listening is specially designed to help you listen for numbers and learn business terms. Vocabulary Let’s start by looking at some useful vocabulary from the video. Key Vocabulary Nonprofit sector n. – the...

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