Outside your MATERIALS The article 'Why you shouldn't step outside your comfort zone': https://www.fastcompany.com/90336528/whenyou-shouldnt-step-outside-your-comfort-zone The article 'Step outside your comfort zone': https://daveasprey.com/step-outside-your-comfortzone/ The video 'Why I love the comfort zone' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmy5AbFO-FI The quizlet set https://quizlet.com/_a3m508?x=1qqt&i=v4xw1 WARM-UP Discuss the quotes with your partner. Which ones do you agree with? Why? Match the phrases with the definitions. get out of your comfort zone stuck in a rut force yourself basic needs are fulfilled to succeed to come up with the idea predictability familiar ground when you achieve something that you have been aiming for subjects that have often been discussed before \ anything you know well enough to suggest or think of something too fixed in one particular type of job, activity, and needing to change to try something new when a person have food, a place to live, etc. to make yourself do something difficult the state of knowing what something is like, when something will happen A STEP OUTSIDE Discuss the questions with your partner. What is 'a comfort zone'? Why do people often stuck in a rut? Why is it sometimes necessary to force yourself? What usually happens when you do that? What should people do in order to get out of their comfort zones? Would you like to push yourself outside of your comfort zone? If no, why not? If yes, in what ways? When was the last time you did this? What do you think, is it possible to succeed without leaving your comfort zone? Discuss the situation. What would you do in each case? Would you get out of your comfort zone? How? You’ve got lost in an unknown city in the foreign country. You don’t have a map with you (and your phone too, oops). You gave your friend some money for a week. It is already a month over, but he / she doesn’t bring it back to you. You give a speech in public in 5 minutes, but you have forgot your materials at home. Your boss gave you an important task. However, you don't have an idea how you can do this. IS IT REALLY GOOD? Discuss the questions. Do you think that pushing yourself outside the comfort zone is always a good idea? Is self-improvement possible without it? When is it better to stay on the familiar ground? Do you agree that experiencing a sense of discomfort always means that you overcome your fears and it's good for you? Tell your partner about one situation when you decided not to get out of the comfort zone and was happy about it. What are the pros and cons of leaving the comfort zone? LEAVING THE COMFORT ZONE SUMMING UP 1.Have you discovered anything new about yourself ? 2. Have you got some new ideas and/or insights how to decide if you really need getting out of your comfort zone? 3. Are you going to step out of the comfort zone in the near future? How? Be brave enough to be bad at something new.