domingo, 27 de febrero de 2011

Rowling: The benefits of failure

Self-study activity:
Watch this excerpt from a lecture by JK Rowling at Harvard and say whether the statements 1-8 below are true or false.

1 Rowling failed to graduate.
2 Rowling became homeless at one stage.
3 For Rowling failure is fun.
4 Rowling always knew she would succeed.
5 If she had succeeded at anything, she would have never become a successful writer.
6 Some people never fail.
7 Passing examinations gave Rowling security.
8 Having no friends made Rowling fail.

You can read a transcript of the clip here.

1-4 F 5 T 6-8 F

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