What makes a great leader?
Step one: Write on the whiteboard few leadership quotes. Tell students to guess what’s our topic for today and give them 5 minutes to discuss the quotes and the meaning behind each quote. Asklearners again to discuss the quote and write down 3 reasons why they agree or disagree with the quote. Give time to students to share their ideas with their partner.
Step two: Elicit students’ thoughts and ideas around the sayings. For higher levels students it’s important to ‘stretch’ Ss in order to make the most of their abilities. Write down on the whiteboard any interesting words or phrases that can students learn. It’s better for students to be given a time limit, so that they can pace themselves
Step three: (if students’ have smart phones). Ask learners to take the Quiz and find out whether they are Leaders or Followers. This is my result 🙂
Step three: Tell students that they are going to watch a short video around the topic of ‘leadership’. Ask learners to read the following questions before watching the video? *You can divide the video into two parts (0:00-11:00, 11:00- the end)
1. What’s Simon’s opinion? Do you agree or disagree?
2. What’s significant about ‘Apple’, ‘Martin Luther King’ and the ‘Wright Brothers’? Briefly outline their stories.
Step four: Monitor and help students to express their ideas. You can write down any mistakes and provide error-correction at the end of the lesson.
Step five: Tell students that they are going to work in pairs to complete the ‘vocabulary building’ activities.
|1. Writers who are viewed as innovative have new ideas and are creative in thinking||A. A person who provides expert advice professionally|
|2. It took me many years to be now here. To reach this stage is a great achievement.||B. Officially recognised as being trained to perform a particular job.|
|3. He acted as campaign consultant to the president.||C. In a profound extent; extremely; profound way; greatly|
|4. This advertising agency offers really good prices. You should go there.||E. (of a person) introducing new ideas; original and creative thinking.|
|5. He had set up a fund to support exporters.||F. Difficult to perceive; indistinct or vague.|
|6. Only qualified candidates will contacted for this position||G. A business or organization providing particular service.|
|7. This would codify existing intergovernmental cooperation on drugs||H.A thing done successfully with effort, skill or courage.|
|8. He profoundly changed the whole course of my life. I feel confident now.||I. To sum up money saved or made available for a particular purpose|
|9. The picture is very fuzzy.||J. Arrange according to a plan or system.|
|1. I’m sure there’s a perfectly rational explanation||
A. A person or organization that is slow to do something or slow to make a progress
|2. The emphasis is now on tangible results||B. Clear and definite; real:|
|3. Staff were under enormous pressure and there was no time for laggards||C. A disagreement or argument|
|8.His intuitive understanding of the readers’ real needs||D. A public speaker, especially one who is eloquent or skilled|
|9. A territorial dispute between the two countries.||E. Based on or in accordance with reason or logic:|
|10. Who hardly find politicians that are great orators||F. Using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning|
|11. Those whose business is the pursuit of knowledge,||G. The action of pursuing someone or something|
Ability to Delegate
Sense of humour
Ability to inspire