How Playing an Instrument Benefits your Brain
Feb06

How Playing an Instrument Benefits your Brain

Level: pre intermediate and above Time of completion: 20+ min   Introduction When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of...

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Describe an Animal
May10

Describe an Animal

Hello! I’m proud to give you my first YouTube video for TED-IELTS. It tackles the topic of describing animals for IELTS Speaking Task 2. Most students find this pretty difficult. After all, we’re not all biologists! But there are so many things we can say, and it’s all about using your time carefully. I hope you enjoy it, and I’ll type a rough transcript below in case you have a problem hearing some of the...

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