Sunday, 18 December 2011

Objective Proficiency p 79. Learning for Life. Extra Listening








Learning for Life
David Lorimer

Watch the video and fill in the gaps 
The qualities the project is looking at  are enthusiasm, (1) …………………………., trust, forgiveness, kindness,  (2) …………………………. …………………………. learning from your mistakes and creating solutions to problems.
Trust is the quality young people value most  (3) …………………………..
There is a place on the website where the young people can record their favourite (4) …………………………. and stories.
There are also areas on the website which refer to all of the qualities the project focusses on and the student just has to (5) ………………………….. these …………………………...
The students also have to write about an (6) …………………………. …………………………..
The students targeted by the project are (7) …………………………. …………………………. students.
The speaker feels that even younger children could benefit from the project because it offers the (8) ………………………….  to …………………………..
The speaker feels that the value of the project lies in the fact that they are (9) ………………………….. the answers themselves. The exercise itself elicits their inspiration and their (10) …………………………..
Some students have submitted  (11) …………………………. …………………………. saying that the project has changed the way they view the world.
Students find it challenging to (12) …………………………..qualities such as love and (13) ………………………….. and  …………………………..  from 1 to three when there are many different ones to choose from. The speaker admits this is a (14) ………………………….. exercise.
One student said that she had been (15) ………………………….. to think about the relationship between some of the qualities, adding that the more(16) ………………………….. you are, the more  ………………………….. you will be.
The speaker believes that all members of society have a part to play in the moral education of young people , but he particularly stresses (17) …………………………...
Young people really admire people who stand up for what they believe in and have the (18) …………………………...  of their ………………………….. .
Terry Fox attempted to raise money for cancer (19)…………………………..
The speaker has (20)…………………………..the phrase “from inspiration to aspiration”.

KEY

The qualities the project is looking at  are enthusiasm, perseverance, trust, forgiveness, kindness, positive outlook, learning from your mistakes and creating solutions to problems.
Trust is the quality young people value most highly.
There is a place on the website where the young people can record their favourite quotations and stories.
There are also areas on the website which refer to all of the quaities the project focusses on and the student just has to click these open.
The students also have to write about an inspirational figure.
The students targeted by the project are early secondary students.
The speaker feels that even younger children could benefit from the project because it offers the opportunity to reflect.
The speaker feels that the value of the project lies in the fact that they are choosing the answers themselves. The exercise itself elicits their inspiration and their insight.
Some students have submitted  unsolicited feedback saying that the project has changed the way they view the world.
Students find it challenging to rank qualities such as love and joy and wisdom  from 1 to three when there are many different ones to choose from.The speaker admits this is a demanding exercise.
One student said that she had been prompted to think about the relationship between some of the qualities, adding that the more enthusiastic you are, the more perseverant you will be.
The speakers believes that all members of society have a part to play in the moral education of young people, but he particularly stresses role models.
Young people really admire people who stand up for what they believe in and have the courage of their convictions .
Tery Fox attempted to raise money for cancer sufferers.
The speaker has coined the phrase “from inspiration to aspiration”.
 



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