WorkBook (How to Become Successful?) Ex. 1 Brainstorming



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WorkBook (How to Become Successful?)
Ex.1 Brainstorming. Put the words into the proper places to make the right conception of your way of life. You`ll get the motto of the lesson:

Don`t pray ____________ , pray ________________ !

to be a stronger man/ for an easy life
Ex.2 Spidergram (Elicitation of the meaning ``success``)



success

Ex.3 Verbs and expressions concerning the topic ``How to Become Successful?``

Study the verbs and expressions in bold and put them into the correct categories below and try to translate them:


  1. After years of hard work and practice, Joe finally made it. He`s a millionaire now.

  2. Kate`s phone was off all day, but I managed to call her in the evening.

  3. Do you think his plans will come off in the end?

  4. If you don`t have a little luck on your side, all your hard work may come to nothing.

  5. Despite the financial crisis, some banks are continuing to prosper.

  6. Dave had a wonderful opportunity to impress his new boss, but in the end he failed.

  7. Something went wrongwith the car.

  8. Pam succeeded in passing the exams.

  9. They lost the game and got upset.

  10. In spite of being handicapped, he achieved his aim.

  11. To fulfil this task, you have to work hard.

  12. She was able to cope with her anxiety.

  13. Unfortunately, they didn`t overcome all the difficulties that they came across.

Be successful: ___________________________________________________________

Be unsuccessful: _________________________________________________________



Ex.4 Pair Work. What traits of character does a successful person possess?

What traits can you name? Choose the most appropriate ones:

decisive, lazy, persistent, ambitious, cowardly, hard-working, brave, patient, impatient, unsure, sociable, shy, enthusiastic, confident, indifferent, organized, adventurous, idle

Being ……………… will help me become successful.


Ex.5 Matching:

Match the famous people with their status, their achievements:

1. Bill Gates a) a German physicist

2. David Beckham b) an American programmer, a co-founder of Facebook

3. Tom Cruise c) a Canadian chef, a businessman, a TV presenter

4. Mark Zuckerberg d) a famous cartoonist

5. Oprah Winfrey e) an American information technology entrepreneur, a co- founder of Apple

6. Hector Jimenez-Bravo f) an American talk show hostess

7. J.K.Rowling g) a co-founder of Microsoft

8. Albert Einstein h) a famous football player

9. Steve Jobs i) a British novelist

10. Walt Disney j) a great movie star
Ex.6Reading Activities

Read and translate the text. While-reading task: Find out the main steps of Oliver`s success.

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While he was growing up, Jamie Oliver`s parents ran a pub in Essex, England and he used to practice cooking in the kitchen there. He enjoyed cooking so much that after he finished school, he went to Westminster Catering College where he studied to become a chef.

In 1999, he started working in The River Café, in Fulham, London, where he was noticed by the BBC. He went on to make a TV show called The Naked Chef. It was such a success that he made a cookbook of the same namewhich became a best-seller. In the same year, he received an invitation to prepare lunch for the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street.

Oliver became famous for his simple, healthy but delicious creations. His recipes were fresh, and the style of his cooking programme was relaxed, friendly and cool. He turned food preparation and cooking into a fun activity, instead of a boring chore.

In 2005, Oliver introduced a campaign to improve school dinners in the UK. He wanted to get rid of the junk food that they served to kids and make kids eat fresh, healthy food. It wasn`t an easy task, but eventually the campaign was a success and students` eating habits showed great improvement.

Oliver`s next campaign was to get the people of the USA to start eating healthy and he started off with West Virginia. He wants to inform communities about how important it is to eathome-made healthy food. Hopefully, his message will spread across the world.



Post-reading task: Answer the questions.

  1. Where did Oliver first start making food?

  2. Which TV station did he appear on first?

  3. What was The Naked Chef?

  4. What did he do at 10 Downing Street?

  5. How did he improve TV cooking programmes?

  6. Who did he help in 2005 and how?

  7. What did he try to do in West Virginia?


Ex.7 Listening Activity:

Here is an inspiring video to watch about success and failure.

Try to understand what Nick says about the nature of success and be ready to answer the question:

What are the most important messages from Nick Vujicic`s speech and life?
Ex.8 Group Work (The teams are given the Boxes of Success in which there are Ukrainian equivalents of the words which mean the main components of success and their task is to translate them into English) Компоненти успіху:

  • удача

  • зусилля

  • талант

  • гроші

  • знання іноземних мов

  • амбіції

  • хороша освіта

  • сильне бажання

  • оптимізм

  • досвід

  • навички та здібності

  • віра

  • наполегливість

  • завзятість

Thepupils` answers (учні називають основні чинники для успіху, пишуть їх на аркушах паперу і кидають у скриньку успіху)
Ex.9. Watching the Presentation and then discussing it.(While watching the presentation the pupils make notes in order to make a recipe of success.)
The recipe for how to become successful (учні записують свої ідеї на постері ``What should you do to become successful?``)
Ex.10 Fun Time. Matching (match the two halves of the sentences in order to make motivation sayings and try to remember them)

Sayings about success.

  1. Success is a journey, a) like iron without steel.

  2. Failure is success b) like a classroom without a teacher.

  3. Success is the ability to go from failure to failure c) no gain!

  4. Life without failure is d) if we learn from it.

  5. No pain, e) not a destination.

  6. Youth without ambition is f) without losing your enthusiasm.


Ex.11

Key Questions (for self-assessment):

  1. What can you do now to be successful in the future?

  2. Do you think most people fail before they succeed?

  3. Is success a journey or a destination?

  4. Is success important to you?

  5. Do you have to work hard to be successful?


Ex.12 Home Assignment:

  1. Prepare a speech about success. Try to use as more new words as possible from the lesson in your speech.

  2. Do a project on the theme ``Successful People``

To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can`t just accept the ones you like. So, what is success? It often means different things to different people. Everybody has his own vision of being successful. How can a person achieve success in life? First of all, you should set a goal. You should know what you want. To achieve this goal you should be decisive, persistent, ambitious, and hard-working. You have to be ready to face a lot of hardships and failures. But as they say ``If one door is close, another is open``. You should do everything possible to make your wishes come true. And don`t get upset if something goes wrong. Life will teach us how to overcome difficulties and cope with disappointments.Don`t give up! Don`t pray for an easy life, pray to be a stronger man.

I know for sure ``No pain, no gain.`` Only working hard you can become successful. As for me success is my personal achievements, self-realization and creating family happiness.

Quiz

Checking the homework



  1. Fill in the gaps:

volunteering/ mature/ gap year/ reasons/ fees/ made/ school-leaver/ job market

  1. If you don`t enter institute, you can take a ______ __________ .

  2. My friend has ______ up his mind to become an engineer.

  3. Students who take a gap year ________ more quickly.

  4. There are many ways in which a _______ can spend a year between school and university.

  5. There are many ______ why there is a growing number of students who take a gap year.

  6. A lot of young people want to prepare themselves better for the _______ ______ .

  7. After school you can work on a _______ project.

  8. Young people use their gap year to pay their university _____ .

  1. Guess the word:

  1. o_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _y ( можливість)

  2. o _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ n (професія)

  3. e _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _e(досвід)

  4. e _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ t (працевлаштування)

  5. q_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ n(кваліфікація)

  6. e _ _ _ _ _ _ _ n (освіта)

  7. a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ e (перевага)

  8. a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _n(анкета)


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