TED TESTS: TED TALKS Test Questions

TED Talk lectures of 10-15 minutes based on a variety of topics. Worksheets are a range of test type questions (T/F/NG, information gap fills, summaries, etc..). These tests are similar to university English tests. TED Tests 6-minutes

Don't insist on English - Patricia Ryan

TED TALK: The globalisation of English and its testing systems can have negative affects on students from various backgrounds. Level: ***** [B1/B2/]  /  Video [10:35]

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Losing control of Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Sam Harris

TED Talk: An informative talk about the worries of A.I and how we fail to address the seriousness of what A.I could become. Level: ***** [C1]  /  Video [14:27]   / MEMBERSHIP 

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Two reasons companies fail - Knut Haanaes 

TED TALK: The reasons that prevent businesses from continuing to be successful, looking at two case studies and four important lessons to learn. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [10:38]   / MEMBERSHIP 

 

Money Topic

How College loans exploit students - Sajay Samual

TED TALK: An investigation into the college loan system, three important truths about the process and the possibility of deceptive advertising. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [11.48]   / MEMBERSHIP 

The World Topic

The global arms trade - Samantha Nut

TED TALK: Discussing the future fragility of society and the environment. The speaker offers possible solutions for a more focused future. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [13:34]  / MEMBERSHIP 

 

Happiness Topic

What makes a good life? - Robert Waldinger

TED TALK: Lessons from the longest study on happiness by Harvard. It discusses the success of the study and what the findings were.  Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [12:46]  / MEMBERSHIP

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Manufacturing Topics

The next manufacturing revolution - Olivier Scalabre

TED TALK: The manufacturing sector has declined but two new innovative processes hold the key to revolutionise manufacturing again. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [12:26]  / MEMBERSHIP

Banking Topic

The Panama papers exposed - Robert Palmer

TED TALK: April 2016 the biggest data leak exposing how the rich and powerful hide money in off-shore bank accounts. What's next?  Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [08:01]  / MEMBERSHIP

 

Business Topic

Why work doesn't happen at work - Jason Fried

TED TALK: the problems with working in an office environment and highlights two main reasons and three possible improvement solutions. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  /  Video [15:21]  / MEMBERSHIP

English Topic

Texting is killing language - John McWhorter

TED TALK: How texting on smart phones is changing the way we view language and how it is a process of linguistic evolution. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  /  Video [13:48]  / MEMBERSHIP

Manufacturing Topic

What happens inside massive warehouses - Mick Mountz

TED Talk: The automation of warehouse picking and packing systems and how robots have increased productivity and efficiency. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [12:06]  / MEMBERSHIP

Fair Trade Topic

NEW Fair Trade: a just world starts with you - Benjamin Conard

TEDX Talk: The reality of farming in developing countries and how Fair Trade Certification helps farmers receive fair prices, alleviate poverty and improve local communities. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [09:12]  / MEMBERSHIP

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6 minute TED Talks: Question types ( T, F, NG / matching ideas / open questions / gap fills / information tables / summaries)

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Well-structured talks on three or four key points. A range of questions mainly information tables and summaries.

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