Watch this video on the 8 factors of success from Richard St.John at TED
answer the questions below...
Try to remember the 8 factors of success from the video
What does the acronym 'CRAP' stand for?
a) Criticism / Confidence / Context
b) Reason / Relationships / Rejection
c) Antagonism / Assholes / Agressive
Patience / Persistence / Pressure
Q3) True or False?
Mothers can help to push you ???
b) Bill Gates had no good ideas
c) The speaker interviewed 700 people
A 'TED-ster' is someone who comes to TED
e) Money is the main reason people work
towards success ??? f) Successful people
aren't workaholics, they're workafrolics ??? g) The trick to being
good at something is luck ???
h) To be successful you need to work on
According to the Neil Armstrong quotation,
the Earth from space...
looked very big
b) made him feel like a giant c) made him feel
pretty and blue
d) looked like a pea e) made him feel very
Q2) True or false?
The tides on the Moon are caused by the Earth's gravity
??? b) The Moon and the Earth are
about the same age
??? c) The Moon's
surface is roughly equivalent to Africa
d) Earth days are many times longer than Moon
Why is the second joke funny?
a) Because the engineers are stupid b)
Because the Sun has no moon c)
Because the Sun has no night
d) Because the world is round e) Because the Sun is
Listen to and read this news story from the Guardian Website and
answer the questions.
Neil Armstrong: Barack Obama leads tributes
Armstrong was a hero "not just of his time, but of all time", President
Barack Obama said Saturday as he led tributes to the former astronaut.
The death of
Armstrong at the age of 82 was met
by a wave of eulogies
as people paid respect to both the
man and his achievements as a space
Charles Bolden commented: "As long
as there are history books, Neil
Armstrong will be
included in them,"
while fellow Apollo 11 astronaut
Buzz Aldrin said he was "very
saddened" to hear of the death of a
statement, the president said: "Neil
was among the greatest of American
heroes – not just of his time, but
of all time." He said that the the
crew of the Apollo 11 mission in
1969 "carried with them the
aspirations of an entire nation".
"When Neil stepped foot on the
surface of the moon for the first
time, he delivered a moment
of human achievement
that will never be forgotten," Obama
Republican challenger for the White
House, Mitt Romney, paid tribute to
the former astronaut, tweeting:
"Neil Armstrong today takes his
place in the hall of heroes. The
moon will miss its first son of
Michael Collins, who
flew to the moon alongside Aldrin
and Armstrong, described his
as "the best", adding: "I will miss
'RIP Neil Armstrong' was trending
within minutes of the news of his
Dogg, who in 2009 teamed-up with
Buzz Aldrin to produce the track
Rocket Experience commemorating the
40th anniversary of the first lunar
landing, was amongst those paying
"RIP to my Unk Neil Armstrong! Stay
high," the hip hop star tweeted.
Q1) Find expressions
which are similar to:
a) someone he used to work with
large number of positive comments
complimenting someone on the internet ??? d)
great event in history??? e)
has his place there
hopes and dreams of a whole country ???
True or False?
Neil Armstrong will be famous for a long time.??? b)
Michael Collins and Mitt Romney accompanied Neil Armstrong to the moon.
Snoop Dogg and Buzz Aldrin are taking the Rocket Experience into space 40 years
after the first man walked on the moon. ???
Armstrong's former astronaut colleague Michael Collins is sorry to hear he has
e) The US president, Barack Obama, thinks Neil Armstrong was a great man.
f) Many people used Twitter to share their thoughts.
??? g) According to the president, the
Apollo mission was a hopeless adventure.
Grammar & Vocabulary Challenge:
a) Find a non-defining relative clause in the last
b) Name the following
i) Neil Armstrong was a hero
ii) The deat of Armstrong... was met by... iii)
Neil Armstrong today takes his place... iv) I
will miss him terribly. v) RIP Neil Armstrong
was trending within minutes...
The week the first man on the moon died, what better song to listen to
than the great Space Oddity - by the genius called
Enjoy the track and see how much
you can you can understand.
Watch the video, listen to the song, and do the exercises below...
(by David Bowie)
I've changed the spelling of some of the words: sorry!
Listen to (and then sing!) the song correctly...
(Click on the
??? to see if you're right!)
Grownd control too major Tom Grownd control too major Tom Taik your
proteen pills and poot you're helmet on (Ten) Grownd control (Nine) too
major Tom (Ate) (Seven, sex) Commensing cowntdown (Five), engynes on
(For) (Three, two) Cheque ignision (One) and may gods (Liftoff) love
bee with you
This is grownd control too major Tom, you've reely maid the grade And
the paypers want to now who's shirts you ware Now it's tyme to leaf the
capsule if you dair
This is major Tom too
grownd control, I'm stepping
threw the door And I'm floting in a most peculiar way And the stars look very
different today Her am I sitting in a tin can far above the world
Planet Earth is blew and there's no thing I can do
Though I'm past one hundred thowsand miles, I'm feeling very stil And
I think my spaceship nows which way too go Tell my wive I love here
very much, she nows Grownd control too major Tom, you're circuits
dead, their's something wrong
Can you here me, major Tom? Can you here me, major Tom? Can you
here me, major Tom? Can you...
Her am I sitting in my tin can
far above the Moon Planet Earth is blew and their's nothing I can do