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7. Try something new for 30 days 
Matt Cutts
<3:19>  | March 2011

 

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<Questions : Try something new for 30 days>
1. According to the speaker, who is Morgan Spurlock?

 

2. The speaker tried to do something. What was it?

 

3. List two things that he wanted to add to his life.
And list two habits that he wanted to subtract from his life.

Add _____________________________________

Add _____________________________________

Subtract _____________________________________

Subtract _____________________________________




4. The speaker learned many things while doing the 30-day challenges.
What did he learn? Fill in the blanks.

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(1) The time became much more ___________________________.

(a) He took a picture every day = He remembers exactly

___________________________ and

_______________________________ that day.

 

(2) _________________________ grew
(a) biked to work for fun.

(b) hiked up _________________________

 

(3) If you really want something badly enough, you can do anything for 30 days.

(a) wrote __________________________ in 30 days

*secret =________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________
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5. The speaker mentioned one last thing at the end of the presentation. What was it? Circle the correct answers.

(1) If you try small / sustainable changes, they are ( more / less ) likely to stick.
(2) If you try big / crazy challenges, they are ( more / less ) likely to stick.

 

6. Which statement would the author most likely agree with?

a. It may not be a good idea for you to give up watching TV.
b. If you have something you want to do, start doing it now.
c. The novel he wrote is very good.
d. Taking a picture every day was boring.




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<Answers : Try something new for 30 days>
1. According to the speaker, who is Morgan Spurlock?
An American philosopher.

 

2. The speaker tried to do something. What was it?
He tried to do something new for 30 days. (Something he had always wanted to add to his life).

 

3. List two things that he wanted to add to his life.
And list two habits that he wanted to subtract from his life.

Add ___bike to work, walk 10,000 steps/day, take a picture a day, write a novel____

Subtract ___no TV, no sugar, no twitter, no caffeine______________________

 



4. The speaker learned many things while doing the 30-day challenges.
What did he learn? Fill in the blanks.

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>
(1) The time became much more ____memorable_____.

(a) He took a picture every day = He remembers exactly

__where he was____ and __what he was doing____ that day.

 

(2) __Self-confidence____ grew
(a) biked to work for fun.

(b) hiked up ____Mt. Kilimanjaro_____

 

(3) If you really want something badly enough, you can do anything for 30 days.

(a) wrote ___a novel____ in 30 days

*secret =_____don’t go to sleep until you’ve written ____________

___your words (1667 words) a day for a month________________
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5. The speaker mentioned one last thing at the end of the presentation. What was it? Circle the correct answers.

(1) If you try small / sustainable changes, they are ( more ) likely to stick.
(2) If you try big / crazy challenges, they are ( less ) likely to stick.

 

6. Which statement would the author most likely agree with?

a. It may not be a good idea for you to give up watching TV.
b. If you have something you want to do, start doing it now.
c. The novel he wrote is very good.
d. Taking a picture every day was boring.

 
 

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