This activity is based on a short (3-minute) clip from the UK Channel 4 documentary ‘Secret Millionaire’, which can be found on YouTube. This complements the text ‘The Secret Billionaire’ in Unit 3 of Headway Advanced. but can be used independently as a springboard for a discussion on the importance of ambitions, money, drive and social environment.
The worksheet also focuses on the use of prepositions in a biography (Wikipedia extract) and introduces some idiomatic, spoken language and cultural references.
Secret Millionaire intro
Video worksheet Secret millionaire – student
Video worksheet Secret millionaire – teacher
Worksheet on song related to the theme of ‘humanity’, which can be used to supplement the first unit of Headway Advanced 4th Edition (Soars, J & L, Hancock, P., 2015) Oxford University Press.
Song – Human -student
Song – Human – teacher
Here’s a link to the video
TED talks worksheet
In this activity, students watch two TED talks on a related subject (UN Sustainable Development Goals) and answer different sets of questions. They then share their information and discuss some of the issues raised
This activity can be done:
- as a jigsaw listening, with students in two groups in different rooms
- as a ‘flipped’ activity: students in groups A or B watch different vídeos at home, do the exercises, then share their information in the next class
- as a whole class activity (talk 1) and then at home (talk 2)
It also works as a supplementary activity to Headway Advanced (4th Edition, Soars, J & L, & Hancock, P. Oxford University Press) Unit 2.
Introductory vídeo: Sustainable Development Goals
TED Talk 1: Michael Green (2015)
TED Talk 2: Johan Rockström (2018)
There is an introductory PowerPoint, a worksheet for each of the two talks and teacher’s notes with key for each worksheet. The vídeo links are included above.
TED talks SDGs intro
TED talks SDGs talk 1 – student
TED talks SDGs talk 1 – teacher
TED talks SDGs talk 2 – student
TED talks SDGs talk 2 – teacher