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to get there

Upper-Intermediate English lesson
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Nadiya Bernadska

on 9 January 2013

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to get... where? to get there Guess the word by definition: a sharp business acumen •the outcome, result
•the accomplishment of an aim or purpose
•the achievement of sth that you have been trying to do
•the attainment of fame, wealth, eminence, or social status
•the one that succeeds
•the opposite of failure •designer clothes
•trophy wife (husband)
•expensive jewellery
•luxury home (s)
•pedigree pets
•domestic help
•mixing with famous people
•exclusive club membership
•having your name in the media
•chauffeur-driven car(s)
•cosmetic surgery What are the best indicators of an individual’s level of success?
Answer the questions:
1.What leads to success by Richard St. John?
2.What is the number one reason by him? Do you agree with him? Watch the video from TED.com ‘Richard St. John's 8 secrets of success’ Watch the video from TED.com Richard St. John: "Success is a continuous journey" and answer the questions:
1.What happened to Richard St. John?
2.How to sustain success by him? Why do some people reach success and then fail? Well done! It's ...
Of course you know what it is!
But how to get there?
By the way, do you know any other words to express the same idea? to rise to the top= to become successful or wealthy
to get there= to make progress toward a goal, to achieve success;
to do well= to progress, to prosper, to thrive;
a success story =(inf.) a successful person or thing;
to make a go of smth=to be successful in smth;
to bear fruit = to yield positive results;
to make one's mark=to attain recognition or distinction.
Would you like to try and use them? Here are some word combinations, which mean 'to succeed', 'success':
to do well
to rise to the top
to get there
a success story
to make a go of smth
to bear fruit
to make one's mark
But...are there any differences between them? In your opinion, what leads to success? 1.charisma
2.dedication
3.drive
4.nepotism
5.persistence
6.push
7.ruthlessness can it be something from this list? Add four more to the list.
Chose the five most important things leading to success. brand
customer
acumen
spree
headquarters
innovation
leader
people
profit
shares
subsidiaries
workforce What is a successful business? Use the words from the box to complete the sentences below. A successful business …

is always making money and increasing its …
is often the market….
is moving forward and interested in…
has a motivated…
has a loyal …base.
has a world-famous …and an instantly recognizable logo.
issues …which are worth millions on the stock market.
has its…in a prestigious location
has branches and …all over the world
treats its employees well and is …oriented
has staff with a sharp business ...
is tempting consumers into a buying ... Can you find equivalents in your language to the following words and word combinations The idioms which express the idea of 'success' are marked with red. Can find equivalents in your language?
1.It’s been a lot of hard work, but she seems to be really making a go of her dry-cleaning business.
2.New employees are often anxious to make their mark and impress their bosses.
3.At long last, their hard work and investment is beginning to bear fruit.
4.What we are looking for is a candidate who can get results and work well under pressure.
5.It is partly by knowing what to delegate, and to whom, that chief executives rise to the top.
6.The reorganization of our business is not finished yet, but we are getting there.
7.From farm boy to business tycoon- his life was a success story.
8.Both retailer and manufacturer benefit when a new product does well. Can you find the idioms expressing the idea of achieving success?

1.It’s been a lot of hard work, but she seems to be really making a go of her dry-cleaning business.

2.New employees are often anxious to make their mark and impress their bosses.

3.At long last, their hard work and investment is beginning to bear fruit.

4.What we are looking for is a candidate who can get results and work well under pressure.

5.It is partly by knowing what to delegate, and to whom, that chief executives rise to the top.

6.The reorganization of our business is not finished yet, but we are getting there.

7.From farm boy to business tycoon- his life was a success story.

8.Both retailer and manufacturer benefit when a new product does well. a buying spree. charisma nepotism persistence push ruthlessness drive pedigree pets trophy partner domestic help mixing with famous people exclusive club membership chauffeur-driven car having your name in the media we are almost there.... instantly recognizable logo Well done!
It's a success!!! Match these definitions to the words on the left:

a) the ability to continue to do something even though it is difficult or other people are against it

b) to encourage or assist something else

c) the unfair use of power in order to get jobs or other benefits for your family or friends.

d) a very strong need or desire in human beings that makes them act in particular ways

e) the quality of being committed to a task or purpose

f) the absence of pity or concern for effects of one’s actions on other people

g) the attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others

Fill in the gaps with the idioms which express the idea of 'success'.

1.He’s determined to ___________ of his marriage

2.Our plans for power-sharing may be about to ____________.

3.‘That boy is a bright boy,’ he said to the father... ‘There's something to him. He's going to _____________.’

4.Her nationwide chain, Sock Shop, was one of the high-street ________________ of the Eighties.

5.‘Congratulations. I hear you ___________...’ ‘Oh, nothing special, sir’.

6.He always wanted to be a millionaire, and he finally ____.
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