Dealing with setbacks and failure: Pre-class activities

Pre-class activities

Prepare for your class by completing these activities!

Vocabulary matching


The first time you watch the video, pay special attention to the correct pronunciation of the following words:

He initially enjoyed the good crowd but after a while he started losing his customers instead of gaining their loyalty.
Upon reviewing the feedback he realized that he had to improve his recipe and the quality of the dough.
The crowd started to come in and this time instead of dropping off many of them came repeatedly.
This setback again hit Tom hard as he had his housemortgage to pay along with his kids tuition fees.
Whether you’re an author, an entrepreneur, or a musician the road to success is often paved with rejection and setback.

Comprehension questions