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1. Introduce yourself to the group
Questions to ask at this stage:
  • What's your name? How do I say your name?
  • Where are you from? Where do you live? Where do you come from?
  • What do you do (what's your profession)?
  • Tell me about the place (neighbourhood, part of the city) you live in
  • What is the specific reason you are learning English?
— Remember that you have 10 minutes altogether. Please manage your time!
— If you need help in your group, please press the 'Ask for help' button.
— Remember that this is an English only class. If you don't know a word, try to use some other English words. Or use a dictionary.

2. More questions to ask
Questions to ask at this stage:
  • Tell me a story about how you changed something in your life (and you liked the result)
— Remember that you have 5 minutes altogether. Please manage your time!
— If you need help in your group, please press the 'Ask for help' button.
— Remember that this is an English only class. If you don't know a word, try to use some other English words. Or use a dictionary. You cannot use even one German/Russian/Ukrainian etc word. If somebody is abusing this rule and mixing languages, please ask them to stop, then send a private message to the teacher.

3. Talk about the video
I will now change your groups. Some of your may now see some new partners. If so, introduce yourself again!
Questions to ask at this stage:
  • What was the video about?
  • What did you understand?
  • What did you (not) like about the video?
  • Have you ever had a similar experience (e.g did a 30-day challenge)? Share your story with the group, ask questions.
— Remember that you have 12 minutes altogether. Please manage your time!
— If you need help in your group, please press the 'Ask for help' button.
— Remember that this is an English only class. If you don't know a word, try to use some other English words. Or use a dictionary. You cannot use even one German/Russian/Ukrainian etc word. If somebody is abusing this rule and mixing languages, please ask them to stop, then send a private message to the teacher.

4. Read a fragment
Discuss the following text with your partner(s):
I also figured out that if you really want something badly enough, you can do anything for 30 days. Have you ever wanted to write a novel? Every November, tens of thousands of people try to write their own 50,000-word novel, from scratch, in 30 days. It turns out, all you have to do is write 1,667 words a day for a month. So I did. By the way, the secret is not to go to sleep until you've written your words for the day. You might be sleep-deprived, but you'll finish your novel. Now is my book the next great American novel? No. I wrote it in a month. It's awful.

What do you understand and what don't you understand? Try to help your partners using English-language explanations only.
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