Watch a video and discuss the following questions with your partners.
1. What’s your definition of ”talent”? And what kind of talent do you possess?
Different people give different definitions of “talent”. As far as I’m concerned, talent is a group of aptitudes useful for some activities, and talent may refer to aptitudes themselves. It can be natural abilities or qualities, as well as an ability that has been acquired by training.
I think I possess language talent, because I can learn a language effortlessly.
2. What’s your understanding of “All things in their being are good for something”?
E v e r y one h a s h i s / h e r unique potential. There must be something he/she is good at. For example, a boy who is slow with English learning may be skilled in numbers; a person who is good at drawing may have difficulties in literature.
3. What can you do to be a talent?
Rome wasn’t built in a day. Being a talent needs continuous hard work. No matter what you are good at, no matter how clever you are, you have to keep learning. At first, you shouldyou’re your goal and think out some specific steps to achieve it. And you can’t give up even though meeting some difficulties or setbacks. Furthermore, you should be ready to solve any problem which you may come across.