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The Price of Shame. Monica Lewinsky Ted Talk

Aim: Fuel conversation between students/ raise awareness of the harm of pervasive gossip
Level: high
Procedure:
  • Students answer the pre watching questions.
  • OPTIONAL: write Monica Lewinsky in GOOGLE search engine and compare the results with what students mention in question 1 of the  the pre watching questions.  
  • Students listen to the TED. TALK .Yiu may want students to read the script of the talk if their level is not high enough. 
  • Students discuss the talk and/or  write a composition on the subject.  See suggestion below 
To download a photocopiable version of the questions and script, click HERE 

A) Pre watching questions:
Work in groups to answer these questions?
1. Who is Monica Lewinsky?
2. Do you normally read  gossip (magazines  or the net) or watch  reality shows?  
2. What is impeachment?
3. What is sexual harassment?
4. What is bullying?
5. Have you ever been shameful of your behavior or deeply regretted something you did or said?
B) Watch the TED TALK The Price of Shame 


C) Post Watching questions/ composition 
  1. Has Monica Lewinsky talk changed your idea of her? 
  2. Has the talk given you any new insights into the subjects of bullying or harassment ?
  3. Do you think pervasive gossip affects human relations? How? 
To download a photocopiable version of the questions and script, click HERE 

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