Description: Understand a video about Israel as the start-up nation and compare the video with blog on the same subject.
Level: A2 -> B2
Target audience: anyone - particularly business students
General goals/objectives: listening comprehension
Specific goals/objectives: listening for information; identifying the speaker’s opinion; synthesizing between written and oral information
Materials needed for activity: (check the following)
X internet access Xprojector Xspeakers X printout _ BYOD (Bring Your Own Device - smartphone, tablet)
_ other: ___________________
Overview: Understanding a video about Israel as the start-up nation and comparing the video with a blog on the same subject.
Time: 45 minutes
The interview is based on a book entitled, 'Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle.' What would you expect the focus to be?
- Make sure you know the following terms:
- NASDAQ, global venture capital, per capita, global economic meltdown
NOW WATCH THE VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHLyANGmLjQ
and answer the questions :
https://docs.google.com/document/d/13P_UPqst1RwJ7G0EobXBbf4M50dxKE4hsY6JtuQARCA/edit?usp=sharing (could be answered on a printout or on mobile phones)
Why is Israel known as the Start-Up Nation?
Compare the ideas in this blog to the video - do they give the same reasons to explain Israel’s success as a start up nation? Similarities? Differences?
- Has the innovation cup run dry?
- The Future of Innovation
- Surfing Toward the Future
- Language of interviews
|Reception/ Listening||Listening to audio-visual||Can understand academic content of audio-visuals (e.g., videos, TV news, current affairs programs, and documentaries) (adapted B2)|