3. Should we keep goals to ourselves?

Video activity

In this activity, you’ll watch a video and consider whether you should keep your learning goals just to yourself. After watching, you’ll have a chance to share your own opinion with everyone on the forum.

You can jump in and watch the video right after reading this, or you can follow the before-during-after approach explained below. Using this approach is an independent learning strategy, and we recommend that you follow it, as it will help you learn better.


Before you watch the video, think about the title of the video, “Keep Your Goals to Yourself”.

  • What does it mean?
  • What comes to mind when you see the title?

You can play the video without sound to spark your imagination.

Thinking about the title and and looking at some images before jumping in to watching it will help you predict the content and prepare for what’s coming.


  1. Think about whether your predictions were correct. Does the video talk about what you thought it would?


  1. Click to view the interactive transcript in English or your other preferred language. Watch the video again and follow along the transcript.
  2. Pause the video and check new expressions, look them up in an online dictionary. Remember, Google is your friend! Simply, type the word or expression in the Google search engine and hit the search button.
  3. Read along with the narrator of the video. Pay special attention to how each word is pronounced and to the intonation. Act! Have fun! Next, turn down the volume, and try narrating. Maybe even record yourself. Use the comparing strategy again: compare your narration with the video. Think about what else you could improve on.
  4. Invite a friend for coffee and discuss the topic. Great way to practise speaking!


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