Warmer: T. elicits from students all the words/ideas that they associate with success. Ask students the following questions as a way to introduce the topic for the lesson. “What leads to success? “Is failure part of success?”, Words like “commitment, ambition, perseverance, luck, hard-work” were put forth by the students.
Step 1. Pre-watching the video task. T. asks students to write 3 or 4 traits need to achieve success?” Students write down some of the traits and then compare their own with the ones that are mentioned in the video.
Step 2- Watching the video: Sts watch the video and take note of the 8 traits of successful people”
Step 3: Sts compare the traits they wrote before watching the video with the ones mentioned in it. Common answers were found.
Step 4: T. writes the words “Success” and “failure” on the board forming two columns. Sts have to place words and phrases (either dictated by the T. or written on the board) that describe either success or failure (take off, flunk, bomb, go down a storm, go to pieces, breakthrough, lapse, on the rocks, out of your depth, go under, buoyant, come unstuck, flop, miss the boat, cut your losses, sail through, rest on your laurels).
Step 5: After categorizing words into success and failure, in pairs Sts choose one of these words or phrases and write down a sentence including the word chosen, deciding whether to write about success or failure.
Step 6: Then, still in pairs (or groups of 4), Sts select a phrase or word out of a set of strips of papers with this language written down. They will also be given 4 categories: “family, products, yourself, friends, companies”. Sts have to combine the category and the word/phrase in a short story that refers to both success and failure.
Step 7 (optional): Individually, sts write a short story using some of the words/phrases learnt/practised during the lesson.