Watch and Discuss: The Never-Ending Marathon of Mr. Dharam Singh


Watch this short movie about Mr. Singh. It is 20 minutes long, so plan your time. You will also hear a variety of world Englishes. Some audio is subtitled.

As you watch the movie, take active listening notes on a separate piece of paper with the title and date at the top of the page.

  1. What details did you learn about Mr. Singh? (names, places, numbers, etc.)
  2. What do the doctors say about Mr. Singh?
  3. Why does Mr. Singh run? What is his motivation?
  4. What is Mr. Singh’s secret to long life?
  5. What does Professor Girandola study? What is his title?
  6. Why doesn’t the fitbit/cell phone work for Mr. Singh?
  7. What is the problem with using Mr. Singh’s Indian passport to prove his age?
  8. How is Mr. Singh a role model?

Key Vocabulary:

  1. able-bodied
  2. mediocre
  3. to achieve a goal
  1. to follow a passion
  2. to overcome adversity
  3. to pursue a dream
  1. a champion
  2. motivation
  3. stamina

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