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Discuss the questions with your teacher

1. Do you often procrastinate?

2. How do you procrastinate? Do you use websites like Facebook instead of doing a task?

3. What kind of things do you usually do later than planned?

Look at the picture and describe different types of procrastinators


Match the words to their meaning. Then complete the questions and answer them


Watch the video and choose the correct answer

How To Stop Procrastinating?

This is a great solution to overcome laziness and achieve anything you wish. This method takes less than a minute and results are quite impressive.

The technique is called Kaizen, or the 1-minute principle.

Kaizen originated in Japan, and it is something that anyone can attempt in any sphere of their life. In Japan, for instance, it’s often applied to improve management techniques. The word itself contains two roots: Kai (change) and Zen (wisdom). It means you shouldn’t change your life spontaneously, but slowly and wisely. The new habit should occur as a result of your reflection and life experience. This method was invented by Masaaki Imai who believes this philosophy can be applied just as successfully to the world of business as it can be to one’s personal life.
How does this method work?
In Japanese culture, the practice of Kaizen includes the concepts of the 1-minute principle for self-improvement. At the heart of this method is the idea that you should practise doing something for a single minute every day at the same time just for a minute no more. It shouldn’t be any trouble for absolutely anyone, right? Even the laziest person can carry out a given task for such a small amount of time. We usually find an excuse not to do something when faced with carrying the task out for 30 minutes or an hour a day. However, you should be able to do it for at least 60 seconds without any misgivings.



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How To Stop Procrastinating?

This is a great solution to overcome laziness and achieve anything you wish. This method takes less than a minute and results are quite impressive.

The technique is called Kaizen, or the 1-minute principle.

Kaizen originated in Japan, and it is something that anyone can attempt in any sphere of their life. In Japan, for instance, it’s often applied to improve management techniques. The word itself contains two roots: Kai (change) and Zen (wisdom). It means you shouldn’t change your life spontaneously, but slowly and wisely. The new habit should occur as a result of your reflection and life experience. This method was invented by Masaaki Imai who believes this philosophy can be applied just as successfully to the world of business as it can be to one’s personal life.
How does this method work?
In Japanese culture, the practice of Kaizen includes the concepts of the 1-minute principle for self-improvement. At the heart of this method is the idea that you should practise doing something for a single minute every day at the same time just for a minute no more. It shouldn’t be any trouble for absolutely anyone, right? Even the laziest person can carry out a given task for such a small amount of time. We usually find an excuse not to do something when faced with carrying the task out for 30 minutes or an hour a day. However, you should be able to do it for at least 60 seconds without any misgivings.


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Why does the method work?
At first glance this practice might seem doubtful and ineffective for people who have grown up in Western culture that claims the idea that you can only achieve your goals by undertaking enormous efforts. However, it’s not true at all. Challenging programmes of self-improvement that deprive you of vast amounts of energy can end up exhausting you and leave no tangible results. Whether it’s doing push-ups or studying a foreign language the task won’t seem like something unpleasant that you have to get through. Instead it will become an activity that brings you joy and satisfaction. Take one little step at a time and you will move on the path of self perfection. The one minute principle lets you see the progress you’re making and it’s a critical part of forming new habits. It’s important to overcome that lack of confidence You might have in your abilities as well as free yourself from guilt and helplessness. You need to experience a sense of victory and success to move forward. The moment those feelings inspire you you will gradually begin to increase the amount of time you spend on the goal that you have set for yourself. Maybe at first just for five minutes more, but this will soon turn into half an hour and then even longer. All you have to do is understand what it is you want to achieve and start doing it for just a minute every single day.

Match the beginnings and endings of the sentences


Why does the method work?
At first glance this practice might seem doubtful and ineffective for people who have grown up in Western culture that claims the idea that you can only achieve your goals by undertaking enormous efforts. However, it’s not true at all. Challenging programmes of self-improvement that deprive you of vast amounts of energy can end up exhausting you and leave no tangible results. Whether it’s doing push-ups or studying a foreign language the task won’t seem like something unpleasant that you have to get through. Instead it will become an activity that brings you joy and satisfaction. Take one little step at a time and you will move on the path of self perfection. The one minute principle lets you see the progress you’re making and it’s a critical part of forming new habits. It’s important to overcome that lack of confidence You might have in your abilities as well as free yourself from guilt and helplessness. You need to experience a sense of victory and success to move forward. The moment those feelings inspire you you will gradually begin to increase the amount of time you spend on the goal that you have set for yourself. Maybe at first just for five minutes more, but this will soon turn into half an hour and then even longer. All you have to do is understand what it is you want to achieve and start doing it for just a minute every single day.

Answer the questions

1. What do you think of the 1 minute principle? Is it effective? Why?

2. What kind of things would you do for one minute a day?

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Tick the best ways to fight procrastination. Explain your choice

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Match the sentence halves

1. Jack and Mary had been married for a long time,
I could see she made enormous efforts to stay calm.

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but gradually drifted apart over the years.

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vast amount of rainforests are being destroyed every day.

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a task that brings both pleasure and pain.

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despite her misgivings about leaving their son alone at home.

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derives from the fear of change and innovation.

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they will undertake an investigation into the incident.

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she continued to carry out her duties.

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hadn't produced any tangible results.

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2. Mike was disappointed that his experiment
I could see she made enormous efforts to stay calm.

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but gradually drifted apart over the years.

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vast amount of rainforests are being destroyed every day.

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a task that brings both pleasure and pain.

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despite her misgivings about leaving their son alone at home.

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derives from the fear of change and innovation.

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they will undertake an investigation into the incident.

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she continued to carry out her duties.

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hadn't produced any tangible results.

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3. One of the biggest problems for the environment is that
I could see she made enormous efforts to stay calm.

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but gradually drifted apart over the years.

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vast amount of rainforests are being destroyed every day.

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a task that brings both pleasure and pain.

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despite her misgivings about leaving their son alone at home.

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derives from the fear of change and innovation.

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they will undertake an investigation into the incident.

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she continued to carry out her duties.

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hadn't produced any tangible results.

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4. Although in poor health,
I could see she made enormous efforts to stay calm.

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but gradually drifted apart over the years.

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vast amount of rainforests are being destroyed every day.

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a task that brings both pleasure and pain.

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despite her misgivings about leaving their son alone at home.

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derives from the fear of change and innovation.

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they will undertake an investigation into the incident.

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she continued to carry out her duties.

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hadn't produced any tangible results.

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5. When she returned to the room,
I could see she made enormous efforts to stay calm.

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but gradually drifted apart over the years.

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vast amount of rainforests are being destroyed every day.

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a task that brings both pleasure and pain.

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despite her misgivings about leaving their son alone at home.

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derives from the fear of change and innovation.

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they will undertake an investigation into the incident.

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she continued to carry out her duties.

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hadn't produced any tangible results.

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6. A lot of the criticism towards technological advancement
I could see she made enormous efforts to stay calm.

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but gradually drifted apart over the years.

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vast amount of rainforests are being destroyed every day.

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a task that brings both pleasure and pain.

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despite her misgivings about leaving their son alone at home.

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derives from the fear of change and innovation.

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they will undertake an investigation into the incident.

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she continued to carry out her duties.

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hadn't produced any tangible results.

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7. Caring for a sick relative is
I could see she made enormous efforts to stay calm.

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but gradually drifted apart over the years.

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vast amount of rainforests are being destroyed every day.

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a task that brings both pleasure and pain.

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despite her misgivings about leaving their son alone at home.

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derives from the fear of change and innovation.

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they will undertake an investigation into the incident.

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she continued to carry out her duties.

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hadn't produced any tangible results.

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8. She decided to accompany her husband,
I could see she made enormous efforts to stay calm.

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but gradually drifted apart over the years.

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vast amount of rainforests are being destroyed every day.

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a task that brings both pleasure and pain.

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despite her misgivings about leaving their son alone at home.

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derives from the fear of change and innovation.

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they will undertake an investigation into the incident.

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she continued to carry out her duties.

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hadn't produced any tangible results.

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9. The company announced that
I could see she made enormous efforts to stay calm.

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but gradually drifted apart over the years.

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vast amount of rainforests are being destroyed every day.

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a task that brings both pleasure and pain.

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despite her misgivings about leaving their son alone at home.

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derives from the fear of change and innovation.

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they will undertake an investigation into the incident.

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she continued to carry out her duties.

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hadn't produced any tangible results.

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Complete the sentences with the words from the list

homework


Choose the correct option

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Complete the sentences

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  • What is procrastination?
  • Types of procrastination
  • A Japanese technique
  • Why does it work?
  • Fight procrastination
  • Half and half
  • Words, words
  • Gerund and infinitive
  • Gerund and infinitive 2