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Chiamamanda talks about stereotypes and culture. Students should listen and write the correct words in the blanks
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Ted talk with Chiamamanda. She talks to the audience about her personal experience.
Video length
19 minutes 17 seconds
Video genre
Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
Language goals
Listening comprehension
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Intermediate (B1)
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This resource is intended for:Business/professional students
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1. Fill the gap.
What this, I think, is how impressionable and vulnerable we are in the face of a story, particularly as children.
2. Fill the gap.
There weren't many of them, and they weren't quite as easy to find as the foreign books.
3. Fill the gap.
And so we had, as was the norm, live-inhelp, who would often come from nearby rural villages.
4. Fill the gap.
… and his mother showed us apatterned basket made of dyed raffia that his brother had made.
5. Fill the gap.
Her default positionme, as an African, was a kind of patronizing, well-meaning pity.
6. Fill the gap.
But I did come to embrace this new identity, and in many ways I think ofnow as African.
7. Fill the gap.
If I had notup in Nigeria,
8. Fill the gap.
… of, of darkness, of people who, in the words of the wonderful poet Rudyard Kipling, are "half devil, half child.
9. Fill the gap.
they were not authentically African.
10. Fill the gap.
… sneakingthe border, being arrested at the border, that sort of thing.
11. Fill the gap.
It is impossible to talk about the single story without talking about.
12. Fill the gap.
Start the story with theof the African state,
13. Fill the gap.
… but because of America'sand economic power, I had many stories of America.
14. Fill the gap.
And most of all, a kind of normalized politicalinvaded our lives.
15. Fill the gap.
… such as the horrific rapes in Congo and depressing ones, such as the fact that 5,000 peoplefor one job vacancy in Nigeria.
16. Fill the gap.
What the Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe calls "aof stories.
17. Fill the gap.
… a fearless woman whoa TV show in Lagos, and is determined to tell the stories that we prefer to forget?
18. Fill the gap.
… full of innovative people making films despite greatodds,
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