Posted by: a2cristina | October 5, 2011

SUCCESS – Speaking activity


“I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.” G. K. Chesterton.

  1. Do you identify with Chesterton’s opinion or do you disagree?
  2. What do you understand by “success”? Who are the most famous people in Spain at the moment? Why are they famous? Do they deserve the fame they enjoy? Is FAME synonymous with SUCCESS?
  3. What do you need to do in order to be successful?
  4. Discuss the following quotes. Do you agree with them? Which ones do you agree the most with?
  • “Success doesn’t come to you? You go to it.”
  • Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. Abraham Lincoln.
  • Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
  • Failure is success if we learn from it. Malcolm Forbes.
  • I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. Bill Cosby.
  • If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it. W. C. Fields.
  • In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. Bill Cosby.

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