miércoles, 23 de febrero de 2011

Failing is living

Self-study activity:
This is a short motivating clip from Bluefish TV in which we are told about famous people who failed at some stage in their lives but who went on to succeed later on.

Watch the clip and enjoy it in the first place. Then fill in the blanks in the transcript below with just one or two words.

Dismissed from (1) _____ with a note that read, “Wasting your time.” She’s too shy to put her (2) _____ forward.
Turned down by the Decca (3) _____ who said, “We don’t like their sound, and (4) _____ is on the way out”.
A failed soldier, farmer and real (5) _____ . At 38 years old he went to work for his father as a (6) _____ .
Cut from the high school basketball team. He went home, (7) _____ himself in his room and (8) _____ .
A teacher told him he was too stupid to learn anything and he should go into a (9) _____ where he might succeed by virtue of his (10) _____ personality.
Fired from a newspaper because he (11) _____ imagination and had no original ideas.
His (13) _____ died , he failed in (14) _____ twice, he had a nervous breakdown and he was defeated in eight (15) _____ .
If you’ve never failed, you’ve never lived.

1. drama school 2. best foot 3. recording company 4. guitar music 5. estate agent 6. handyman 7. locked 8. cried 9. field 10. pleasant 11. lacked 13. fiancée 14. business 15. elections