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Advanced (C1) vocabulary practice created using the automatic vocab quiz creator of iSLCollective. 16 gapfill questions.
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Getting up in the morning to workout on January second is pretty easy, but why does it become more difficult as the year continues? In this dynamic presentation, Adithya explores the science behind motivation. Adithya Chakravarthy is a Grade 11 student at the University of Toronto Schools. At his school, Adithya is a senior executive in the Speech and Debate Society. Since grade 9, he has debated in tournaments across North America and Europe. He is also one of leading Indian Classical Vocalists in North America and has performed in venues across the globe. He has won various music awards including the Carnatic Music Idol USA Junior Title. Adithya’s public speaking and debate performances have helped strengthen his persuasion skills. His TEDx talk will be focusing on ways people can motivate themselves to complete various tasks even when they struggle to find the drive necessary. When Adithya isn’t debating or leading a club, you will likely find him reading a science fiction novel or watching cooking shows. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
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6 minutes 49 seconds
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Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
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Vocabulary practice
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The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Advanced (C1)
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This resource is intended for:High schoolers, Adults, Business/professional students
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Published 24/12/2018
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1. Fill the gap.
So in a panic , I ran home I, sat at my desk and Iat my computer screen.
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Waiting for inspiration to justme,
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Optimism is [...]yourself that you can watch a full 20-minute episode of Netflix in less than five minutes.
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You realize that yourand your actions don't meet.
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… you'll end upand then the all-too-familiar feelings of guilt, anxiety, self-loathing will set in.
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… like Tarzan swinging fromto
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And then you do that for a week once that habit
8. Fill the gap.
Take some help from a study that wasby professors from MIT, Carnegie Mellon and the University of Chicago.
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What they found was that people completed tasks the best when they did them
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Or so we thought what this study tells us is that the most important thing toa habit is getting buy-in from yourself,
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… or youthat assignment that you were really proud of,
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… what motivation is, when you're so emotionallyin the process that the outcome ceases to become important.
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… and it can be learned what this study told us is that themotivation is changing a little thing about the task or …
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If you want to exercise, skip the
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So that your work is a little bit less monotonous and look I don'tto be a master of the art of self motivation,
16. Fill the gap.
The message here is that self-motivation, when done right can be truly...
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