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Listen to the motivational speech 'Love letters to strangers', identify its contents, structure as well as vocabulary, and, how to use the five steps from Monoroe's motivated sequence
Homework and vocabulary
Motivational speech example
Homework and vocabulary
Time for the activity: ~10-20 minutes
These exericses will improve your speaking, vocabulary and grammar skills
In groups, tell each other about your homework: What did you do and how was it?
Connect the vocabulary with the definitions
Rephrase the sentences using the words in bold
Mainly ➜ more than anything else. = Huvudsakligen
Clutch ➜ grasp (something) tightly. = Gripa
Unkempt ➜ aving an untidy or dishevelled appearance. = Misskött
Sucker punched ➜ hit with an unexpected punch or blow. = Oväntat slag
Tucked (away) ➜ hidden or difficult to find. = Stoppa; undanstoppat
Goliath ➜ a very large and powerful person or organization. = Jätte
Harbor ➜ keep a negtive thought or feeling in one's mind. = Hamn, husera
To pose ➜present or constitute (a problem or danger). = Ställa eller lägga fram
Morph ➜ change smoothly from one thing to another. = Förvandla
Barely ➜ only just; almost not. = Nätt och jämt
Rural ➜ in or relating to the countryside rather than the town. = Lantlig, rustik
To harness ➜ control and make use of natural resources. = Utnyttja
Scriptings ➜ Something written, a text. = Skrivelser
Convince ➜ completely certain about something. = Övertyga
Efficiency ➜ the state or quality of being efficient. = Effektivitet
Merely ➜ just; only. = Endast
Unearth ➜ find (something) in the ground by digging. = Avslöja, eller, gräva upp
Ripple effect ➜ the spreading results of an event or action. = Ringar-på-vattnet-effekt
Quad(rangle) ➜ a square or rectangular space or courtyard. = Fyrkantig innergård
Doodle ➜ scribble absent-mindedly. = Krumelur
A new archaeological site was unearthed by archaeologists
In an effort to harness the sun's energy, scientists are working diligently.
Barely had she made it home when she realized she had lost her phone.
The model struck a pose when asked by the photographer.
Time for the activity: ~10 min
While listening, take notes on:
What attention-grabber did the speaker use?
What is the need (problem) that was addressed?
How was the need satisfied?
How was this visualised?
What was the recommended action?
Time for the activity: ~20-30 minutes
This exercise develops your speaking and discussion skills
Discuss with your classmates:
When was the last time you wrote a letter by hand?
What benefits do you think could come from handing out random love-letters?
How would you feel if you received a love-letter from a stranger?
Create a short love-letter speech as a group (this is your exit ticket!) using AI and build upon it.
Decide on your own version of 'Love letters to strangers' - what should you talk about? Hope? Friendship? Loneliness? Being accepted? Inclusion?
Copy (and alter if you wish) the following prompt:
Create a script for a motivational speech. The speech topic is 'Writing love letters to strangers about [here, you enter your specific topic!]'. Structure the speech according to the five steps from Monroe's motivational sequence: action, need, satisfaction, visualization and action. Limit the script to one sentence per step.
Improve upon the speech and present it to another group.
Read about Monroe's Motivated Sequence and study the vocabulary
Present your group's love-letter speech to your classmates