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Watch the following video (Richard St. John’s 8 secrets of success) and do the exercises.
 
                                
 
A.   What are the eight things that lead to success according to Richard St. John? Fill in the gaps. You are given the first letter of each word.
           
          1.  p        2.  w        3.  g        4 .  f 
          5.  p          6.  s        7.  i        8.   p 
                                                                                          
B.  Complete the sentences using the following words.
          smart        money       founding       failure       passion       mentally     focusing
         value         nose         privilege       love          easily        shyness
 
1.    Freeman Thomas says, “I’m driven by my
2.    TED-sters do it for , they don’t do it for money.
3.    And the interesting thing is, if you do it for love, the  comes anyway.
4.    Rupert Murdoch said to me, “It’s all hard work. Nothing comes ."
5.    Alex Garden says, “To be successful put your  down in something and get damn good at it.”
6.    Norman Jewison said to me, “I think it all has to do with  yourself on one thing.”
7.    David Gallo says, “Push yourself. Physically, , you’ve got to push, push, push.” You’ve got to push through  and self-doubt.
8.    Goldie Hawn says, “I always had self-doubts. I wasn’t good enough, I wasn’t  enough.
9.    Sherwin Nuland says, “It was a  to serve as a doctor.”
10.  You’ve got to serve others something of . Because that’s the way people really get rich.
11.  TED-ster Bill Gates says, “I had an idea,  the first microcomputer software company.”
12.  Joe Kraus says, “Persistence is the number one reason for our success.” You’ve got to persist through .
                                       
 
C.  Match the names of the people interviewed by Richard St. John with their occupations. Put the correct letter into the box next to each word.
 
1
Alex Garden
a
car designer
2
Bill Gates
b
radio producer
3
Carol Colletta
 
c
chief executive officer (CEO)
4
David Gallo
 
d
game developer
5
Frank Gehry
 
e
filmmaker
6
Freeman Thomas
 
f
marine scientist
7
Goldie Hawn
 
g
actress
8
Joe Kraus
 
h
architect
9
Norman Jewison
 
i
professor of surgery
10
Rupert Murdoch
 
j
software architect (founder of Microsoft)
11
Sherwin Nuland
 
k
co-founder of Excite (a web portal)
 
 
 
 
                                                           
 
 
 
 
 

 

       


 

 

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