Straw No More, by Molly Steer
Oct07

Straw No More, by Molly Steer

A few days ago I posted an article to help you with your IELTS listening section 4 preparation. In it, I linked a YouTube video that contains a practice listening passage you can use to prepare. Today I’ll be doing something similar… In the IELTS listening section 4 you will hear a person giving a talk on a topic. This is usually a presentation or lecture in an academic context (such as school or university)....

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Why you should define your fears instead of your goals
Aug31

Why you should define your fears instead of your goals

Today we are going to look at an interesting TED talk by a popular American author called Tim Ferriss. In his speech, he talks about a radical idea: defining our fears instead of our goals. He explains that humans are often afraid of failing, and so it is useful to think about failure so that we understand it is not so bad. Watch First, watch the TED talk. As always, don’t worry too much about understanding everything. Just try...

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How to Stay Calm When You Know You’ll Be Stressed
Jul24

How to Stay Calm When You Know You’ll Be Stressed

They say that stress is a killer. It’s true – being stressed is so bad for your health that it could actually cause you to die!!! But don’t worry. Don’t we’re not talking about dying from stress. We’re talking about doing badly in exams because of stress. This TED Talk is called How to Stay Calm When You Know You’ll Be Stressed, and it’s by Daniel Levitin. Enjoy. Watch the Video  ...

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The Brain-Changing Effects of Exercise
Jul05

The Brain-Changing Effects of Exercise

In today’s TED video we hear a neuroscientist (that’s a doctor who specializes in the brain) talk about exercise. Why? Because she has discovered that exercise is the best things for the human brain! It has so many benefits that are long-lasting and can make our life better. You already knew that exercise could make your body healthier, but now you’re about to learn that it can give you a better brain, too! Watch the...

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Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator, by Tim Urban
Jun08

Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator, by Tim Urban

Today we’re going to look at one of the most popular TED videos of all time, called Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator. It was given a few years ago by Tim Urban, and I think it’s a really funny and interesting video. It’s pretty simple to understand, so jump right in and let’s learn! Vocabulary First of all, let’s look at some vocabulary. Vocabulary for Tim Urban’s TED Talk from David Wills...

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Quitting Social Media
May18

Quitting Social Media

Are you a social media addict? In the 21st century, it seems that most of us are addicted to our smartphones. More than a billion people use Facebook, and hundreds of millions more are glued to Twitter, Instagram, and WeChat. Social media is everywhere but is it damaging our lives? Some people say yes; others say no. Dr. Cal Newport reckons that staying off social media is beneficial for a number of reasons. Watch and Listen...

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