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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Don’t insist on English – Patricia Ryan

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Technology Topic

 

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 

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 

 

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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

 

Noise Pollution Topic

 

Why Noise is bad for your health and what you can do about it. Mathias Basner

TED TALK: This lecture discusses the rise in environmental noise and its psychological and physical effects. It proposes a number of possible solutions to control and reduce noise. Example Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  /  Video [09:58]  / MEMBERSHIP

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Crime Topic

 

How we’re priming some kids for college and others for prison  Alice Gothman

TED TALK: An examination of a bias criminal justice system that racial discriminates against poorer black communities in America. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  /  Video [15:58]  / MEMBERSHIP

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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

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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. [Example]  Level: ***** [B2/C1]  / Download PPT. / Video [12:46]  / MEMBERSHIP

Reading Test: Understanding happiness [new for 2020]

The text discusses the three dimensions of happiness, happiness at home and work and the recent research into what are the important features of happiness. The reading test worksheet tests headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Understanding happiness: Reading & Summary Writing Lesson [New for 2020]

The text discusses the three dimensions of happiness, happiness at home and work and the recent research into what are the important features of happiness. Students take notes on key idea and write a summary of 200-250 words. The lesson includes a critical thinking worksheet too. ( ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

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Business Topic

The investment logic for sustainabilityChris McKnett

TED TALK: The importance of investing in the sustainable areas of environment, social and corporate governance. The lecture provides examples of companies that are deploying sustainable and productive outcomes.  Level: ***** [B1/B2/]  /  Video [12:07]  / MEMBERSHIP 

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The investment logic for sustainabilityChris McKnett

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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

 

Two reasons companies fail – Knut Haanaes

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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. ExampleLevel: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  /  Video [15:21]  / Download PPT. & adapted PPT VideoMEMBERSHIP

 

Reading Test: Contemporary Office Design [new for 2020]

The text discusses the evolution of open plan office space, important considerations in office planning, the drawbacks associated with open plan and possible solutions.The reading test worksheet tests headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Contemporary Office Design: Reading & Summary Writing Lesson [New for 2020]

The text discusses the evolution of open plan office space, important considerations in office planning, the drawbacks associated with open plan and possible solutions. The lesson includes a critical thinking worksheet too. (ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Manufacturing Topic

The next manufacturing revolution – Olivier Scalabre

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

 

The next manufacturing revolution – Olivier Scalabre

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Fair Trade Topic

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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Fair Trade: a just world starts with you – Benjamin Conard

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Vaping Topic

What you should know about vaping and e-cigarettesSuchitra Krishnan-Sarin

TED TALK: This Ted talk discusses how vaping has become an epidemic in the U.S and some of the dangers of e-liquids. The lecture provides a background on different types of vaping, data on the rise of vaping in the US and its hidden dangers (Example). Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [10:38]   / MEMBERSHIP

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What you should know about vaping and e-cigarettes – Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin

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Social Media Topic

Social media and the end of gender – Johanna Blakley

TED TALK: This Ted talk discusses how social media has changed the way that mass media understands its audience. Marketing used to be based on demographics but the recent progression in group formation on social media means that this is changing. It also discusses how stereotypes and gender bias is ending.  Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [08:12] / MEMBERSHIP

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Social media and the end of gender – Johanna Blakley

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Video Games Topic

Your Brain on Video GamesDaphne Bavelier [new for 2020]

TED TALK: This TED talk discusses how action-packed shooter games can be used as educational and rehabilitation tools. It provides clear examples of research and an analysis of the brain. Power Point. (Example). Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [17:51]  / MEMBERSHIP

 

Reading Test: The impact of video games on health. [New for 2020]

The text discusses three serious health issues connected to playing video games. The text uses eight key sources to highlight gaming to be a future health concern. The reading test worksheet tests headings / T,F,NG / open answers / gap fill / information tables / reference words / vocabulary. (see ExampleLevel ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

Video Games: Reading & Summary Writing Lesson [New for 2020]

The text discusses three serious health issues connected to playing video games. The text uses eight key sources to highlight gaming to be a future health concern. Students take notes on key idea and write a summary of 200-250 words. The lesson includes a critical thinking worksheet too.  Example. Level ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP

 

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