Try something new for 30 days | Matt Cutts – TED

Quote:

,,If you really want something badly enough, you can do anything.‘‘

Listening comprehension questions:

  1. What’s the idea of those challenges?
  2. What was the consequence of doing harder challenges every day?
  3. What do you have to do to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days?
  4. What did he learn after completing this challenge?

Vocabulary:

(To) subtract 
(v.)
= to take away
Memorable
(adj.)
= easily remembered / worth remembering
Sustainable
(adj.)
= capable of being sustained Synonyms : continuous, continual

Useful phrases:

To be stuck in a rut a boring routine that can be hard to break
To write from scratch to start from the very beginning
Sleep – deprived suffering from a lack of sleep

Answers:

1. What’s the idea of those challenges?   The idea is to think about something you have always wanted to add to your life and try it for the next 30 days.  
2. What was the consequence of doing harder challenges every day?   His self-confidence grew  
3. What do you have to do to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days?   All you have to do is write 1,667 words a day for a month  
4. What did he learn after completing this challenge?   He learned that when he made small, sustainable changes, things he could keep doing they were likely to stick  

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