How to Grow Fresh Air
May15

How to Grow Fresh Air

Air pollution is a problem for most of the world’s population. With the rise of industrialism in many developing countries, fresh air is now in short supply. Particularly in large cities, people need more fresh air and less pollution. In this TED Talk from 2009, Kamal Meattle demonstrates how to improve the quality of air in your home by using a simple arrangement of plants. Watch and Listen As you watch this video, try to make...

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Why do we dream?
Dec13

Why do we dream?

Level: Upper Intermediate Type: IELTS listening style questions Approximate time of completion: 10-15 min   Introduction Dreams have intrigued us from the beginning of civilization. People often talk about dreams, but what do we really know about them? This 6+ min video revises some old and new theories of why we dream.   Useful vocabulary Tablets: a thin, flat, often square piece of hard material such as wood, stone, or metal....

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One More Reason to Get a Good Night’s Sleep, by Jeff Iliff
Apr02

One More Reason to Get a Good Night’s Sleep, by Jeff Iliff

Introduction Today’s video is called “One More Reason to Get a Good Night’s Sleep,” and is given by Jeff Iliff – a neuroscientist. This video contains a lot of difficult vocabulary, and the focus of this lesson is to train you for a valuable IELTS Listening skill – focusing on the question, and not getting overwhelmed by difficult words and ideas. IELTS Skill We’re going to use a very difficult video today to teach a simple idea. That...

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