DISCUSS BEFORE YOU WATCH
· What are the most common bad habits people have?
· Do you have any of those? If so, have you ever tried to change it? What did you do? Did you succeed?
· Is there any good habit or activity you would like to develop? How would you do it?
LOOK AT THE FOLLOWING POSTER BEFORE YOU PLAY THE VIDEO, PREDICT WHAT MATT CUTTS WILL TALK ABOUT.
NOW, WATCH AND WRITE DOWN THE CHALLENGES MATT CUTTS TOOK UP.
· What things did he learn from doing these challenges?
FOCUS ON LANGUAGE
1. To be (stuck) in a rut a. to attempt to do something.
3. To stick c. to be bored in one’s routine.
4. Start from scratch d. not having enough sleep.
5. To be sleep-deprived e. to follow someone's example.
6. Give it a shot f. to remain for a long time.
· Complete the extracts with the phrasal verbs:
ended up – turns out - figured out - gave up
1. The idea is actually pretty simple. Think about something you’ve always wanted to add to your life and try it for the next 30 days. It ________________, 30 days is just about the right amount of time to add a new habit or subtract a habit.
2. Even last year, I ______________ hiking up Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. I would NEVER have been that adventurous before I started my challenges.
3. I also _______________ that if you really want something badly enough, you can do ANYTHING for 30 days.
4. When I ___________ sugar for 30 days, day 31 looked like this.
· Check your answers watching the video again. How would you translate those phrasal verbs into your own language?
FOCUS ON ….YOURSELF!
· Do you have any challenge in mind? What would that be?
· Remember Albert Einstein’s saying:
“A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.”
In Matt’s words, “What are you waiting for?! GIVE IT A SHOT!!”