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Students should watch this Tedtalk on the danger of a single story and fill in the gaps with upper-intermediate words.
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Chimamanda talks about how Africa is seen worldwide and her concerns related to the danger of stereotyping cultures.
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19 minutes 17 seconds
Video genre
Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
Language goals
Listening comprehension
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Upper-intermediate (B2)
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This resource is intended for:Adults
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1. Fill the gap.
(Laughter) And for many years afterwards, I would have a desperateto taste ginger beer.
2. Fill the gap.
I started to write about things I.
3. Fill the gap.
… and his mother showed us a beautifullybasket made of dyed raffia that his brother had made.
4. Fill the gap.
Her default positionme, as an African, was a kind of patronizing, well-meaning pity.
5. Fill the gap.
… in which there was anon the Virgin flight about the charity work in "India, Africa and other countries.
6. Fill the gap.
… I began to realize that my American roommate must haveher life seen and heard different versions of this single story,
7. Fill the gap.
… and not with the arrival of the British, and you have andifferent story.
8. Fill the gap.
But I also had grandfathers who died incamps.
9. Fill the gap.
And most of all, a kind of normalized political fearour lives.
10. Fill the gap.
What if we had an African television network thatdiverse African stories all over the world?
11. Fill the gap.
I teach writingin Lagos every summer,
12. Fill the gap.
The American writer Alice Walker wrote this about herrelatives who had moved to the North.
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