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Part 2

In this part of the speech, Rowling focuses on the power of imagination.

Think about the following questions.

  1. What role has imagination played in your life? Think of at least three reasons why it is important?
  2. Which of the ideas below is more relevant to you? Why?
  • Imagination helps us escape from reality.
  • You can partly shape reality with your imagination.
Which of these ideas does Rowling express in her speech? Guess!

Make predictions.

  1. In this part of her speech, Rowling speaks about her experience of working for Amnesty International. What do you think this experience has to do with the power of imagination?
  2. The speaker draws a link between imagination and two of the following concepts:
  • empathy
  • creativity
  • responsibility
  • flexibility

Which ones? Guess!

Now watch Part 2 of the speech and check your ideas.

Do the tasks below.