1. Look at the following pictures. What are their names? What do they have in common? Do you think they are successful ? Why?

Source: https://www.cristinacabal.com/?p=13334


2. Let's focus on two words: ” success” and “failure”. What are the verbs?  What are the adjectives?

Read the following examples. Which prepositions are missing?

  • Lady Gaga succeeded __________ making sure that all eyes were on her.
  • He is a successful writer/ He is a failed writer.
  • He has succeeded __________ life/ he has succeeded ___________ work/ He has failed __________ his attempt to win the race

Write three columns in your notebook (words related to success/ words related to failure/ related to both ). Categorise the following expressions. Make sure you are familiar with their meaning (Use the dictionary! cool).

enlightenedExtra vocubulary for advanced levels ⇒ Add the expressions from the following links to your chart: https://www.englishrevealed.co.uk/AV/idioms/advanced_idioms_13.php

  • to accomplish / accomplishment
  • to achieve/ ( remarkable) achievement
  • to take risks / a risk taker
  • a visionary
  • a dreamer
  • an entrepreneur
  • an opportunist
  • to take a chance
  • to make a fortune
  • a half-baked idea
  • to chew over an idea
  • to be the main breadwinner
  • to save for a rainy day
  • unprecedented / modest success
  • to bring out the best in people
  • to be doomed to failure
  • to be quite a feat
  • to suffer a setback
  • to do something as a last resort

Choose seven words or expressions and write examples.


3. Discuss the following questions in grous and get ready to share your answers with the whole class:

  • Talk about a successful person you know
  • Is success important to you?
  • What is your biggest success in life?
  • Share with your partner a time when you failed at something. What happened? How did you feel?


4. Watch the following video and transcribe Lady Gaga's speech:

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuTJRMEjoBE&feature=youtu.be


5.  Read the following quotes. Which one do you identify with most and why?



Source: https://www.lessonplansdigger.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/8-secrets-of-success-by-Richard-St.-John.pdf

Check your answers:



7. Watch the following Ted talk. Make list of the 8 secrets of success mentioned by the speaker and get ready to explain them:


Focus on vocabulary ⇒ Explain the words "workafrolic”, “put your nose down in something” or “big cheese”.

8. Choose one “ingredient of success” described in the Ted talk and write a mini essay about why it is crucial to achieving success (200 words).

Fecha: 14/7/2021 | Creado por: Maria Emma