miércoles, 26 de marzo de 2014

Ted Talk: Lizzie Velasquez

Here is an inspiring talk about the importance of believing in oneself; the speaker is Lizzie Velasquez, an American woman whose extremely rare medical condition has led her to become a motivational speaker.

Read the introduction of her talk at Ted Talks

In a time when beauty is defined by supermodels, success is defined by wealth, and fame is deified by how many followers you have on social media, Lizzie Velasquez asks the question, `how do you define yourself?´ Once labeled, "The World´s Ugliest Woman," Lizzie decided to turn things around and create her own definitions of what she defines as beauty and happiness.

I am afraid the captions are automatic so there are quite a few mistakes but they may be helpful, anyway - listening practice: try to find the mistakes in the subtitles.

What lessons have you learned from this talk? Do you think it is a motivational one? How does it help people to see life from a different perspective?

2 comentarios:

  1. Laura Taboada28 marzo, 2014

    You shouldn't depend on comments that the people make about you, you should be proud of yourself because this is the life that you have to live and you have to try to be happy. I think that this girl is a motivacional person because she makes you realise about the good things that you have in your life and ignore the things that you haven't got. She encourages the people to be happy and to be proud of them.
    Now, about the mistakes,I realised that realise was translated as "darme" instead "darme cuenta" and another mistake was something about the school but I can´t write the word that she said, the only thing that I know is that the mistake was about the school.


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