Friday, November 15, 2013

How Malala Yousafzai made Jon Stewart's jaw drop (VIDEO)


Jon Stewart isn’t easily impressed. But on Tuesday October 8, 2013, a 16-year-old left this sardonic late-show host speechless.

Exclusive - Malala Yousafzai Extended Interview Pt. 1

Click the CC button on the video to view the closed captions (written words/sentences in English)

Class discussion questions:
  1. When did Malala realize the importance of education?
  2. According to Malala, why are terrorists afraid of education?
  3. When did the Taliban come to Swat Valley?
  4. How did their behaviour change a few years later?
  5. What gave Malala the courage to speak out publicly against the Taliban?
  6. When did she realize that the Taliban had made her a target?
  7. What does she say is the best way to fight violence?
  • If your jaw drops, you open your mouth in a way that shows you are very surprised or shocked. e.g. His jaw dropped  when he heard who had won.
  • When you snatch something from somebody you take it away from them, esp. by force. e.g. She snatched  the toy from his hands.
  • to blast something means to destroy something with a bomb or gun e.g. A powerful car bomb blasted  the building.
  • to slaughter means to kill a lot of people in a violent way e.g. Thousands of people were slaughtered  in the civil war.  
  • to flog someone means to hit someone very hard with a stick or whip as a punishment e.g. He was publicly flogged  for breaking the country's alcohol laws.
  • When a person becomes a target, it means that someone is planning to attack them.

Now you can try the following quiz:

Watch the next parts of Malala's interview on The Daily Show:
Exclusive - Malala Yousafzai Extended Interview Pt. 3

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