Monday, 23 December 2013

Speakout Advanced p 84. Ellen MacArthur - Motivation, Preparation & Communication. Extra Listening






Ellen MacArthur was born on 8 July 1976. She is best known as a solo long-distance yachtswoman. On 7 February 2005 she broke the world record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe, a feat which gained her international renown. Francis Joyon, the Frenchman who had held the record before MacArthur, recovered the record again in early 2008, besting MacArthur's record by nearly two weeks.
In second 43'' she says: "You see a sponsor's logo on the hull(casco). Without that sponsor, that event wouldn't happen."

Fill in the gaps
1. The challenges Ellen faces are not only the boat and having the boat _____________, but also communicating the challenge before and after, and her physical preparation.
2. For the success of such a project every small job can be absolutely critical i.e. a ___________, a single ____________.
3. In the product as a whole are involved  ____________, ____________ and __________ .
4. When she crosses the Start line Ellen’s energy focused on ____________________.
5. Ellen has to concentrate on __________________; _________________; _____________.
6. On Christmas Day Ellen went ______________.
7. Ellen was finally able to open her Christmas presents __________________. 
8. During a race it is crucial to _______________________.



KEY:
1. on the start line



2. lashing

lashing: a rope used to fasten something tightly to something else. E.g. The sail burst free of its lashings.



bolt: a piece of metal like a screw without a point which is used with a circle of metal (= a nut ) to fasten things together. Sp tornillo. E.g. nuts and bolts.



3. the boat, the sailor and a sponsor



4. crossing the finish line.



5. making sure she has eaten



the best boats



the finish line



6. through a storm



7. A week after Christmas. On New Year's day



8. Manage your energy. Putting the energy in the right area of the boat and at the right time. You have to maintain your energy.


Exercise 2
Listen to the video and try to answer these questions:

1. What are Ellen’s challenges about?



2. What can be absolutely critical for the success of such a project?

3. What or who is involved in the product as a whole?




4. What is Ellen’s energy focused on when she crosses the Start line?

5. What does she have to concentrate on?



6. What happened on Christmas Day?

7. When was she finally able to open her Christmas presents?

8. What is crucial to do during a race?



KEY:
1.Not only the boat and having the boat on the start line, but also communicating the challenge before and after, and her physical preparation.



2. Every small job can be critical.ie a lashing, a single bolt.



3. The boat, the sailor and a sponsor.



4. Crossing the finish line.



5. Making sure she has eaten; the best boats; the finish line.



6.She went through a storm.



7. A week after Christmas. On New Year's day



8. Managing your energy during a race.Putting the energy in the right area of the boat and at the right time. You have to maintain your energy.  

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