The Trick to Regaining Your Childlike Wonder by Zach King

The Trick to Regaining Your Childlike Wonder by Zach King

The Trick to Regaining Your Childlike Wonder by Zach King
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THE BLUE TREE

Surprise Me

CEF B1

CEFR A2

Pre-Intermediate

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warm up

  • In what ways are children different from adults?
  • What helps children be so imaginative and creative?
  • How could adults benefit from being more creative?
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part one

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 00:28 Why was Zach late for his talk?
  • ⌚ 00:42 How did Zach eventually get on the stage?
  • ⌚ 00:49 Who is Zach King?
  • ⌚ 01:01 How did you answer Zach’s question at the beginning?
  • ⌚ 01:26 Who doesn’t see it as a box?
  • ⌚ 01:47 How are adults different from children?
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part two

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 01:52 What has Zach been trying to find out over the past decade?
  • ⌚ 2:20 Which example of imaginative thinking did you like the most?
  • ⌚ 2:23 Does Zach believe adults can regain this childlike wonder?
  • ⌚ 3:56 How did Zach play with the box when he was a small boy?
  • ⌚ 4:19 What happened when Zach found winter jackets in his box?
  • ⌚ 4:39 What happened to the box over the years?
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part three

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 05:02 What happened when he heard some noise coming from the garage?
  • ⌚ 05:37 Who did they meet in space and what did they show them?
  • ⌚ 5:52 What is the key to regaining childlike wonder?
  • ⌚ 06:03 What does it mean not to hold any assumptions about things?
  • ⌚ 06:13 How could this ability help us in life?
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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 06:35 What did Zach show us and what was your first thought when you saw it?
  • ⌚ 7:32 How did Zach return on stage?
  • ⌚ 7:52 When can new ideas enter the world?
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POLL

Has Zach King succeed in waking up your childlike wonder through his TED talk?

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COMMENTS

How important is creativity and imagination? What are the benefits of keeping childlike wonder? Do you agree with Zach that we need to get rid our assumptions to regain childlike wonder?

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Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

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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warm up

  • 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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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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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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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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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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UPS! Ta sekcja jest dostępna tylko dla moich uczniów. Zapraszam na wyjątkowe lekcje angielskiego online lub na Mokotowie w Warszawie. Napisz do mnie na hi@thebluetree i umów się na darmową lekcję próbną.
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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.”?

Share your views and experience here.