This is one of my favourite TED Talks! It has a great message! Follow the instruction and post your answers below!

If you struggle with listening skills follow my instructions! They will help you understand the meaning.

Instructions

  1. Watch/Listen to the first minute (0:00- 1:00) of the video. If you want, listen to the first minute again. Answer the questions below about the first minute.
    • What is the main idea?
    • Where is the speaker from?
    • What do you know about her?
  2. Watch/Listen to the second minute (1:01-2:00) of the video. If you want, listen to the second minute again. Answer the questions below about the second minute of the video.
    • What is the main idea?
    • What does the speaker write about as a child? Why is this funny?
  3. Watch/Listen to the third minute (2:01-3:00) of the video. If you want, listen to the third minute again. Answer the questions below about the third minute.
    • What is the main idea?
    • What changes about the speaker when she reads African books?
    • What do you think a single story is?
  4. Watch/Listen to the fourth minute (3:01-4:00) of the video. If you want, listen to the fourth minute again. Answer the questions below about the fourth minute of the video.
    • What is the main idea?
    • Who is Fide? What does she think about him?
    • Now what do you think a single story is?
  5. Watch/Listen to the fifth minute (4:01-5:00) of the video. If you want, listen to the fifth minute again. Answer the questions below about the fifth minute of the video.
    • What is the main idea?
    • What happened when the speaker went to University in the United States?
    • How did her roommate treat her?

This is a long video! If you want, keep watching! But first, answer the questions below! Be sure to post your answers below!

Vocabulary 

  1. What does the word vulnerable mean?
  2. What does the word unintended mean?

Understanding Questions

  1. What is a single-story? Why is it a bad thing?
  2. Do people have single-stories about your country?
  3. How can you keep an open-mind?
  4. What did you think of the speaker and this video?

 

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