Lesson MMS-8

Welcome! Please consider how your attitude affects your and other students experience of the lesson.

Be respectful, come prepared with relevant material and show interest in order to have the best possible educational experience.

Learning outcomes

During the course of this lesson, you will learn:

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

  • Use Monroe's Motivated Sequence and inversions grammar to improve structure and formality.

  • Speak with varied, precise, correct vocabulary and grammar.

  • Discuss the positives and negatives related to your topic.

Lesson outline

Basic exercise: visualisation and action

Intermediate-advanced exercise: peer feedback

Exit ticket.

Basic exercise

Peer-feedback

Time for the activity: ~10 minutes


You are going read a classmate's motivational speech.

Please be kind and constructive!


  1. Firstly, note three positive aspects of the work.

  2. Secondly, identify at least one area of improvement. Be constructive!

  3. Thirdly, explain your feedback to your classmate.

  4. Then. hand your feeback to your

  5. Finally, once you have received your paper with your feedback, summarise what you have learned in the final box.


Please mind that this will be your exit ticket!

Intermediate-advanced exercise

You are going to hold a ~3-5 min motivational speech.

Please follow these steps. Today, focus on 3, 4 and 5:

  1. To begin with, select one of the four themes:

    • We need to write letters to strangers about …

    • Be uncomfortable and speak the truth about ...

    • Try … for 30 days.

    • Leave your comfort zone and believe that you can ...

  2. Secondly, you decide on a specific topic. Here you can enjoy great freedom!

  3. Thirdly, follow Monroe's Motivated Sequence according to the cue cards.

  4. Fourthly, use varied, precise, correct vocabulary and grammar.

    • Remember inversions and compound-complex sentences!

  5. Finally, discuss the positives and negatives related to your topic.


Download the checklist and cue card template on Unikum or click the link below.

Exit ticket

"My visualisation and action are...

Furthermore, from my feedback, that I received, I will focus on ... "