If you're working with business or professional English, this interview is fantastic to work through in a series of lessons.
I would probably go over a bit of who Chris Voss is and his background. This would interesting to learn about and make the interview more meaningful.
Who and Why?
This would be perfect for adults or students looking for professional or business English.
This could be used for many lessons that are more than just English. For example:
We learn best with things that are interesting to us.
Pre-Teach and Background
Background information about Chris Voss. Here is a link to his bio in his company's website The Black Swan Group. Knowing information about the author/speaker will give more meaning to the video to the students.
Information and Vocabulary to highlight and/or pre-teach:
Split the difference -
High-stakes negotiations -
The lead (adj) -
Prior to... -
... on such cases as... -
Hostage (n) -
Tenure (n) -
Listen and Discuss
Listen and discuss what you heard in the video. I suggest you break it up in 3 or 4 different classes (or parts).
VIDEO PART ONE: 0:00-11:44
I. Comprehension Questions: Watch the video and then answer the following questions based on what you hear.
II. Vocabulary:Match the words with the meanings and then fill in the blanks for the sentences from the video.
____ 1. A follow-up a. a strong reaction based on emotion
____ 2. Jump into b. a specific warning before information
____ 3. Caveat c. instinctual
____ 4. Predicated d. founded or based on something
____ 5. To tap into something e. to reach something on a deeper level
____ 6. Innately f. to start something immediately
____ 7. Visceral g. something that comes after a thing
ANSWERS I:Comprehension Questions
ANSWERS II: Vocabulary
1.G 2.F 3. B 4.D 5.E 6.C 7.A
a.tap into itb. a follow up of c. caveat d.innately e.jump intof. predicated on g.visceral
If you'd like a worksheet to bring to your students, I'll see you on Patreon. If not, feel free to copy and paste the information above onto a document.
Have more time.