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Task Description
Watch the video and complete the gaps with the phrases from the video (The sentences are NOT written word by word, just the idea)
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Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window -- and encourages us to think harder about what we're really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.
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14 minutes 4 seconds
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Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
Language goals
Listening comprehension
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Upper-intermediate (B2), Intermediate (B1)
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This resource is intended for:Adults, High schoolers
High schoolers
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Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Fill the gap.
A normal studentover a long period into more manageable chunks.
2. Fill the gap.
He planned out doing his thesis in steps: he’d start off light, and finally he’d
3. Fill the gap.
He ended up doing his thesis over 72 hours before the deadline pulling not one
4. Fill the gap.
- When the monkey is behind the wheel, we get carried away easily and, in the end, we don’tany work today.
5. Fill the gap.
Duringall humans had almost no responsibilities except keeping well-fed and well-slept
6. Fill the gap.
We don’t have to feel guilty for having fun, sometimes it makes sense to enjoyespecially after a long working day
7. Fill the gap.
Because of scarythepanic monster suddenly wakes up.
8. Fill the gap.
His purpose of exploring India on Google Earth was toIndia.
9. Fill the gap.
Whathim was a world of difference between the post and replies to it.
10. Fill the gap.
Some of those replies belonged to people who weren’tsome project or anything and they didn't have a particular deadline.
11. Fill the gap.
The speaker believes that all people are procrastinators, but just some of themdeadlines.
12. Fill the gap.
We all procrastinate on something but as we are running out of time we need tothe monkey and start thinking about priorities.
YuliyaPert is from/lives in Kazakhstan and has been a member of iSLCollective since 2020-01-18. YuliyaPert last logged in on 2022-08-17, and has shared 2 resources on iSLCollective so far.
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