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The Science Behind Stage Fright and How To Overcome It

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A video lesson from TedED about public speaking. The comprehension questions are quite basic but the level would be suitable for an upper-intermediate lesson.
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Video explaining what occurs in our brain when stage fright happens. The video explains what reactions and events take place in our bodies before giving a speech or performing in front of an audience.
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4 minutes 8 seconds
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Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
Language goals
Listening comprehension
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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. Choose the correct options.
The fear from stage fright is caused by which primitive process in your brain?
Fight-or-flight response
Reward response
Learning response
Information processing
2. Choose the correct options.
Stage fright triggers which system in your body?
Sympathetic nervous system
Digestive system
Autonomic nervous system
Reward system
3. Choose the correct options.
What plays a huge role in social anxiety?
Watching TV
4. Choose the correct options.
What would be the best way to practice your speech?
Saying your speech out loud in bed with cue cards
Reading your speech at home
Reading your speech from thePC while watching TV
Saying it in a similar setup to the final one
5. Choose the correct options.
How do you trigger a relaxation response before you go on stage?
Eating a donut
Studying your speech
Stretching your arms up and breathing deeply
Playing video games
Paleme is from/lives in Spain and has been a member of iSLCollective since 2020-03-04. Paleme last logged in on 2022-09-01, and has shared 1 resources on iSLCollective so far.
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