Lesson MMS-3

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Lesson goals


Learn about ... and to ... and understand what ...

Lesson activities


Basic: warm-up

Intermediate: introduction lecture

Advanced: ...

During the course of this lesson, you will:

  • Identify Monroe's Motivated Sequence in speeches in order to improve listening comprehension.

Lesson outline

Basic exercises: Quizlet and theme discussion

Intermediate exercise: listening comprehension

Advanced exercises: Flipgrid recording

Exit ticket and homework

Basic exercises

Quizlet mini-quiz.

Please wait for Feke to share the test code.

Speech discussion and vocabulary

Time for the activitites: 10 minutes

You are going to watch the speech "Get comfortable with being uncomfortable" which key themes are:

  • uncomfortable, critique, speaking up, fear

What do you think the talk will be about? Try using some of the vocabulary from the speech.

  • Shoddy - dålig

  • Shady - skum

  • Sacrifice - offer

  • Freshman year - första år (universitet)

  • Advisor - rådgivare

  • Submerged - nersänkt

  • Status quo - oförändrat tillstånd

  • Integrity - integritet

  • Justice - rättvisa

  • Core value - kärnvärderingar

  • Acute - akut, intensiv eller skarp

  • Disrupt - upplösa

  • To band together - förena eller gadda ihop sig

  • Cosigning - skriva under samtidigt

  • To tumble - falla eller rulla

  • Discriminatory - diskriminerande

  • Memoir - memoar eller biografi

  • To assault - angripa eller att anfalla

Intermediate exercise

Listen to Get comfortable with being uncomfortable

Time for the activity: 10 min video + 5 min discussion


While listening, take notes on:

  1. What attention-grabber did the speaker use?

  2. What is the need (problem) that was addressed?

  3. How was the need satisfied?

  4. How was this visualised?

  5. What was the recommended action?

Advanced exercise

Group discussion

Time for the activity: 10 minutes


  • According to Ajayi, what challenges are there being the first domino? What do you think?

  • Why do you think fear keeps us from doing things?

  • What benefits could come from saying 'hard things"?

  • Ajayi said:

"So it is our job, it is our obligation, it is our duty to speak truth to power, to be the domino, not just when it’s difficult — especially when it’s difficult."

Do you agree or disagree? Why?

Get comfortable with being uncomfortable

Time for the exercise: 20 minutes


  1. By yourself, give an example of what we need to get comfortable and speak the truth about.

  2. Use at least one word from the vocabulary list.

  3. Record what yourself on Flipgrid (Teams or QR-code). Maximum 1½ minutes.

  • Shoddy - dålig

  • Shady - skum

  • Sacrifice - offer

  • Freshman year - första år (universitet)

  • Advisor - rådgivare

  • Submerged - nersänkt

  • Status quo - oförändrat tillstånd

  • Integrity - integritet

  • Justice - rättvisa

  • Core value - kärnvärderingar

  • Acute - akut, intensiv eller skarp

  • Disrupt - upplösa

  • To band together - förena eller gadda ihop sig

  • Cosigning - skriva under samtidigt

  • To tumble - falla eller rulla

  • Discriminatory - diskriminerande

  • Memoir - memoar eller biografi

  • To assault - angripa eller att anfalla

Example topics of what we need to be uncomfortable and speak the truth about:

  • Admitting that you've changed your opinion.

  • Confronting people who need confronting, for example racists, or sexists.

  • Tell someone to get away from someone, such as a violent or oppressive partner.

  • Speak the truth to those in power, for example parents, teachers or friends.

  • Tell someone to stop picking their nose, farting, biting their nails, or other annoying habits.

  • Being honest with ourselves instead of blaming others.

  • Doing something rather than just speaking about it, for example climate change or animal rights.

Homework


Read about Monroe's Motivated Sequence and study the Quizlet.

Exit ticket


From the exercises, I learned ...