By emma


Februar 11, 2020

What does success mean to you?

This conversation lesson explores what success means in different areas of our lives. We focus on the language of success, setting goals and the qualities that make people successful both at work and at home as well as in the relationships with people around them.

Language Focus

noun – success  „Success is an important concept to most people“

verb – to succeed +in +ing  „I succeeded in finishing the task“

adjective – successful, adverb – successfully

Associated words:

achievement, to achieve a goal – Finally he achieved his goal

accomplishment – I am proud of all my accomplishments

to set a goal –  setting goals helps to achieve success

passion – I have a passion for teaching English

dedicated – if you are dedicated and follow your passion you will achieve success

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Watch Richard St. John’s popular TED talk on the topic of success

for a great lesson plan on this topic click here:

lesson plan

Watch this video about the 12 habits that can lead to success

Discuss the points in the video:

  1. waking up early
  2. treating failure like gold
  3. ignoring conformity
  4. reading every day
  5. spending money
  6. making sacrifices
  7. creative writing
  8. mild procrastination
  9. self-improvement
  10. networking
  11. exercise consistently
  12. meditate every day

Conversation questions:

What does success mean to you?

Talk about what success means to you in different areas of your life: work, relationships, parenting etc.

How should we measure success?

What has been the greatest accomplishment in your life?

Talk about a person you consider successful. What makes them successful in your eyes? What qualities in this person have made them successful?

Talk about a time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you?

To succeed in smaller things is just as important as the biggest successes, discuss.

What is the best way to succeed in learning a language?

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