Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone
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THE BLUE TREE

Man & Society

CEF B1

CEFR B1

Intermediate

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  • What does it mean to do something outside your comfort zone?
  • What’s the most daring/brave thing you have ever done?
  • What can stop people from pursuing their dreams or passions?
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part one

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 0:49 How did Yubing feel when she was standing on the bungee jump platform?
  • ⌚ 1:21 What motivated her to jump?
  • ⌚ 1:36 What did she think while she was free falling?
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part two

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 2:08 What does she say to herself when she is feeling insecure or afraid?
  • ⌚ 2:45 Who is Chia and what was she struggling with?
  • ⌚ 3:02 What stopped Chia from changing her situation?
  • ⌚ 3:15 What did Yubing do to help Chia and other girls like her?
  • ⌚ 3:26 How did it help Chia change her life?
  • ⌚ 4:04 What does Chia’s story teach us?
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part three

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 4:15 What is the second story about?
  • ⌚ 4:27 How did Jung feel about his life and job?
  • ⌚ 4:35 What was stopping him from pursuing his passion?
  • ⌚ 5:26 How did Jung’s life change and how does he feel about it?
  • ⌚ 5:54 What does his story teach us?
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part four

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 6:07 What is the theme of the last story?
  • ⌚ 6:23 How do Asians feel about expressing emotions?
  • ⌚ 6:44 What is the origin of the word ‘courage’ and what does it mean?
  • ⌚ 7:24 Why was there a huge emotional gap between her and her parents?
  • ⌚ 8:29 What led to Yubing’s call to her mom and how did this conversation go?
  • ⌚ 8:52 How does she see life?
  • ⌚ 9:11 What does she challenge us to do?
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DISCUSSION

  • Have you ever tried bungee jumping? Is this something you would like to do?
  • How can fear stop us from doing the right thing?
  • What does the phrase: “It’s never as scary as it looks” mean to you?
  • How do you feel about your career? Would you rather be doing something else?
  • Why do people stick to jobs they hate?
  • How easy is it for you to express your emotions?
  • How can we cultivate a healthy relationship with our parents?
  • Is “life a constant battle with our comfort zone” like Yubing says?
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POLL

Which Yubing's story resonates with you the most?

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COMMENTS

Does life really begin outside out comfort zones? Have you ever experiences anything similar to Yubing’s stories? How do you feel about this phrase: “It’s never as scary as it looks.”?

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