ср, 03/28/2018 - 19:35 Марина

Level: Pre-intermediate

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  1. Who was dismissed from drama school?
    1. Linkoln
    2. Michael Jordan
    3. Lucille Ball
  2. Why couldn’t she put her best foot forward?
    1. Because she was too shy
    2. Because she had problems walking
    3. Because she didn’t have one toe.
  3. Why were the Beatles turned down?
    1. Because they couldn’t play the guitar
    2. Because the guitar music was on the way out.
    3. Because there were lots of better bands.
  4. Who was cut from his school basketball team?
    1. Thomas Edison
    2. Michael Jordan
    3. Walt Disney
  5. What did the teacher say to Thomas Edison?
    1. That he was a really bright student
    2. That he was not very intelligent
    3. That he was too stupid to study anything
  6. Why was Walt Disney fired from a newspaper?
    1. because he lacked imagination and had no original ideas
    2. because he was too stupid
    3. because he had an argument with his boss
  7. How many big problems did Linkoln have?
    1. 2
    2. 4
    3. 6


Questions for discussion

  1. What does motivation mean for you?
  2. What motivates you to do a good job?
  3. Do you agree that if you’ve never failed, you’ve never lived?

Answers: 1 — c, 2 — a, 3 — b, 4 — b, 5 — c, 6 — a, 7 — b


Dismissed from drama school with a note that read, «Wasting your time». 

She’s too shy to put her best foot forward. 

Turned down by the Decca recording company who said, «We don’t like their sound and guitar music is on the way out». 

A failed soldier, farmer, and real estate agent. 

At 38 years old, he went to work for his father as a handyman. 

Cut from the high school basketball team. He went home, locked himself in his room, and cried. 

A teacher told him he was too stupid to learn anything and he should go into a field where he might succeed by virtue of his pleasant personality. 

Fired from a newspaper because he lacked imagination and had no original ideas. 

His fiancée died, he failed in business twice, he had a nervous breakdown, and he was defeated in eight elections. 

If you’ve never failed, you’ve never lived.



Уволенная из театральной школы с пометкой, в которой говорилось:” Впустую тратишь время”. Слишком стеснительная, чтобы проявить себя с лучшей стороны.

Получившие отказ от звукозаписывающей компании Дека: “ Нам не нравится их звук и гитарная музыка выходит из моды.»

Неудавшийся солдат, фермер и риэлтор. В 38 лет он пошел работать к своему отцу рабочим.

Исключенный из школьной баскетбольной команды, он пошел домой, закрылся в свой комнате и плакал.

Учитель сказал ему, что он слишком глуп, чтобы выучить хоть что-то и что ему нужно работать в той сфере, где он возможно добьется успеха благодаря своему приятному характеру.

Уволенный из газеты, так как ему не хватало воображения и оригинальных идей.

Его невеста умерла, он дважды терпел крах в бизнесе, у него был нервный срыв и он проиграл в восьми выборах.

Если ты никогда не проигрывал, то ты никогда не жил.


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