Listening: Ira Glass on Storytelling

enflagThis video is aimed at writers and people who do creative work, but the first time I’ve seen it I was so inspired by it that I thought it could easily apply to other contexts, other professionals and to people who love and believe in their job.

I suggest you watch it once, just to get the picture of it, and afterwards accomplish the mission I have for you:

1) Watch the video again and find a phrasal verb which means to discover, decide;

2) Find a phrasal verb which means to experience, examine, perform;

3) Find a phrasal verb which means to move fast enough to become equal or on a par with another;

4) Find 2 collocations/phrasal verbs with get (verb) + phase (noun).

Check the answers on the comments’ form below and enjoy your weekend \o/

brflagEste vídeo foi pensado para escritores e pessoas relacionadas a criação e arte, mas quando vi pela primeira vez fiquei tão inspirada que pensei que esse material poderia tranquilamente se aplicar a outros contextos, profissões e pessoas que amam e acreditam em seu trabalho.

Minha sugestão é que primeiro vocês assistam inteiro, para simplesmente sentir a mensagem e, em seguida, cumpram a missão que lhes apresento:

1) Assista ao vídeo novamente e encontre um phrasal verb que significa descobrir, decidir;

2) Encontre um phrasal verb que significa experimentar, examinar, desempenhar;

3) Encontre um phrasal verb que significa apertar o passo para se equiparar ou atualizar com alguma outra coisa/pessoa;

4) Encontre 2 collocations/phrasal verbs com o verbo get + substantivo phase. 

Confiram as respostas no espaço para comentários abaixo e tenham um ótimo final de semana \o/


About Isabella Ferraro

English examiner, teacher and frustrated ballerina. Geek, gauche, obsessed with books, podcasts and the web. Diligent professional and blogger, tho. More info below blog's header.
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One Response to Listening: Ira Glass on Storytelling

  1. And the answers are…
    1) to figure out
    2) to go through
    3) to catch up
    4) to get past that phase & to get out of that phase

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