Susan Cain: The power of introverts
Lesson created by David Nicholson using
Video from TED YouTube Channel
Comprehension lesson for B2 level students of English as a foreign language. Before you start, check out the GLOSSARY and INSTRUCTIONS in the 'Dig Deeper' section. Check your answers in the '...And Finally' section.
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GLOSSARY: check these words before you start rowdy adj. making a lot of noise or likely to cause trouble figure out v. to think about sb/sth until you understand them/it mellow adj. (of people) calm, gentle and reason able because of age or experience forsake v. to stop doing sth, or leave sth, especially sth that you enjoy bias n. a strong feeling in favour of or against one group of people, or one side in an argument, often not based on fair judgement crave v. to have a very strong desire for sth unwittingly adv. without being aware of what you are doing or the situation that you are involved in wilderness n. a large area of land that has never been developed or used for growing crops because it is difficult to live there definitions from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary ___________________________________________________ INSTRUCTIONS 1. Read the words and definitions in the GLOSSARY above. 2. There are 7 slides of comprehension questions in the 'Think' section. Each slide refers to a section of the video: the start and finish times of each section are given at the bottom of each slide. Pause the video at the beginning of each section. Read the questions and make sure you understand them. Then watch that section. If you need to, watch the section again. Answer the questions, then read the next slide before continuing. ___________________________________________________ MORE ABOUT SUSAN CAIN Susan Cain is a writer and lawyer. Her book 'Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking' was published in 2012. Here are some links: Wikipedia The Power of Introverts Blog Facebook 'Quiet' on Amazon ___________________________________________________ MORE ABOUT DAVID NICHOLSON I'm a teacher of English as a foreign language, and I'm based in Rome. I currently teach at Roma Tre University and privately. Check out my website: www.davidnicholson.it ___________________________________________________