IELTS Speaking Practice on Habits
- Session 85
- Key Words: habits, habit formation, tendency, addiction, obsession, etc.
- Class Time: Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 9:00 to 10:00 pm (Iran)
Use the audio player below to listen to the podcast of this session:
Related Audio/Video File:
- File Name: Try something new for 30 days
- Lecturer: Matt Cutts
Questions about the Audio/Video File:
- How many days do you need to change your habits?
- What specific changes started to appear in the lecturer’s personality after that 30-day challenge?
- What is the highest mountain in Africa?
- What is the meaning of “from scratch” as stated in the lecture?
- What is the meaning of “give something a shot” as stated in the lecture?
- What type of challenges are more likely to stick?
- What should you do to reinforce your positive and constructive habits?
- The beginning of a habit is like an invisible thread, but every time we repeat the act we strengthen the stand, add to it another filament, until it becomes a great cable and binds us irrevocably in though and act. (Orison Sweet Marden).
- Old habits die hard.
- Your habits are like inertia. They deter you to make any changes.
- Habits grow out of environment.
- Habits can work for you, or work against you. You should be conscious enough to form the correct ones. (Hossein Hariri)
- Habits become part of your nature by repetition. (Napoleon Hill)
- Reinforced habits are like the clarified and easily paved paths in an untouched forest. You have a tendency to take steps in these paths. But you may also create new channels and form new habits.
- Habits are the confluence of knowledge (what to do), skill (how to do) and attitude (want to do) things in your life. (Dr. Stephen R. Covey)
- In order to be able to cope with your problems effectively, you should update your habits and personality traits as the database of an anti-virus is updated to have immunity against the recent viruses. That is, your life should always be in a state of flux, making positive changes and getting rid of the unpleasant and destructive habits. (Hossein Hariri)
- Habits are the end-results of repetition. (Hossein Hariri)
- Break your negative habits before they break you. (Hossein Hariri)
- Between stimuli and responses, there is a gap which calls for your wisdom and willpower. You don’t need to conditionally and habitually respond to any stimuli predictably. You can choose to respond to them based on freedom, willpower and wisdom. (Dr. Stephen R. Covey)
- We are what we repeatedly do. (Aristotle)
Please take an either positive or negative position to the statement below. You cannot be neutral. If all students have the same idea, the teacher will play devil’s advocate to have a heated argument.
A leopard cannot change its spots.
The boy fails to break his destructive eating habit.
Reaching a Conclusion:
- At the end of each session, we try to come to an informed conclusion on the selected issue.
- The students are expected to take notes during the class and use their notes to reach a conclusion at the end of each session in around 2 minutes.
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