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Adam Alter | Why our screens make us less happy

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  • https://www.ted.com/talks/adam_alter_why_our_screens_make_us_less_happy

  • Warming up:

  • 1. How much time do you spend on your phone per day?

  • 2. Are there any moments that you feel you actually shouldn't be on your phone?

  • 3. If your children were to use their phone the way you do, would you correct them?

  • 4. Will we use our phones even more in the future? If so, what for, if not, why not?


  • Now watch the TedTalk and answer these questions:

  • 01. What is a common strategy in the business world?

  • 02. When are the kids who attend the Waldorf School allowed to use screens?

  • 03. Which question did Adam Alter ask himself?

  • 04. When people are near the end of their life, which part do they talk about?

  • 05. How many minutes of our free time do we spend on each apps that makes us unhappy?

  • 06. What do these "unhappy-making" apps rob us of?

  • 07. What did they do to the desks at a Dutch design firm?

  • 08. Which activity takes place in the room after that?

  • 09. Which reply do you get when you email a Daimler worker when they're on holiday?

  • 10. What can happen to your life when you put your phone away?

  • 11. What is his advice when you are on that long highway?
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Finesse | Bruno Mars [ft. Cardi B.]

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[Fill in the gaps on __________]

Drop top __________, Rollie on my wrist

Diamonds up and down my __________ (ha ha!)

Cardi B, straight stuntin', can't tell me nothin'

Bossed up, now I __________ the game (you see me)

It's my big Bronx boogie, got all them __________ shook

My big fat __________ got all them boys cooked

Went from dolla bills, now be poppin' rubber bands

Bruno sing to me while I do my __________ dance like

Aye, flexin' on the gram like (aye!)

__________ the Lil Jon, okay (okay), okay (okay)

Yeah we drippin' in finesse and gettin' __________ (eeow!)

Bruno: [Rewrite into passive structures]

Ooh, don't we look good together?
There's a reason why they watch [us] all night long[1] ______________________________
Yeah, know we'll turn heads forever[2] ______________________________
So tonight I'm gonna show you off

When I'm walkin' with you
I watch the whole room change [3] ______________________________
Baby, that's what you do
No, my baby, don't play
Blame it on my __________[4] ______________________________

Oh, blame it on your __________
Shut that __________ down on sight
That's right

Chorus:

We out here drippin' in finesse, It don't make no __________
Out here drippin' in finesse, You know it, you know it
We out here drippin' in finesse, It don't make no __________
Out here drippin' in finesse, You know it, you know it

Now slow it down for me baby[5] ______________________________
'Cause I love the way it feels when we __________
Yeah, our connection's so __________ on the floor
Nothing can stop us tonight[6 ] ______________________________

When I'm walkin' with you
I watch the whole room change[3] ______________________________
Baby, that's what you do
No, my baby, don't play
Blame it on my __________[4] ______________________________

Oh, blame it on your __________
Shut that __________ down on sight
That's right

Chorus


Fellas grab your ladies if your lady fine[8] ______________________________
Tell her she the one, she the one for __________
Ladies grab your fellas and let's do this right[9] ______________________________
If you're on one like me in mind

Yeah, we got it goin' on, got it goin' on
Don't it feel so __________ to be us, ay?
Yeah, we got it goin' on, got it goin' on
Girl, we got it goin' on
Yeah, we got it goin' on, got it goin' on
Don't it feel so __________ to be us, ay?
Yeah, we got it goin' on, got it goin' on

Chorus:

We out here drippin' in finesse, It don't make no __________
Out here drippin' in finesse, You know it, you know it
We out here drippin' in finesse, It don't make no __________
Out here drippin' in finesse, You know it, you know it

Yeah, we got it goin' on, got it goin' on … repeat


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Sabastian Wernicke | Lies, damned lies and statistics

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http://bit.ly/2thXYyI

 

  1. What did the speaker do to create an ultimate ted talk?

  2. Why is the topic you choose important?

  3. Why are topics like happiness, emotions, people and food the most popular in the audience?

  4. What is said about the length of a TedTalk if you want to make your audience laugh or have a beautiful TedTalk?

  5. It is okay for the speaker to ____. Finish this sentence.

  6. What decides the most important thing on stage?

  7. What does the ted-pad do?

  8. Why was this speaker so succesful in this TedTalk?

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Nike | The Last Game

http://bit.ly/2sHuklk

Watch the video and answer these questions: 

01. "Reckless, 50% chance of __________?" What?

02. Which other sport will be transformed with "Risk Nothing"?

03. What happened to the originals?

04. Why are they all gathered in the "museum"?

05. "You play like it's just a game". How do the clones play?

06. If the originals lose the game, what will they do?

07. When will a team have won the match?

 

After watching the video answer these questions:

08. How far are we with cloning?

09. Would you consider having a cloned pet?

10. Come up with one other, interesting question, so your teacher can improve this assignment even further.

 

 

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Sunscreen | Baz Luhrmann

 

http://bit.ly/1ltvPvh

1. While listening to the song, fill in the gaps.

2. While listening to the song, correct the spelling errors. There are 10 in total.

3. After you are done, check the assignment at the bottom.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’97
__________ sunscreen.
If I could offer you only one tip for the future,
sunscreen would be it.
The long term bennefits of sunscreen have been __________ by scientists
whereas the rest of my advice has no basis
more relyable than my own __________ experience
I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your __________;
oh never mind;
you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have __________.
But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photoes of yourself
and recall in a way you can’t __________ now
how much possibility lay before you and how faboulous you really looked.
You’re not as fat as you imagine.

Don’t worry about the future;
or worry, but know that worrying is as efective as trying to solve an algebra __________ by chewing bubblegum.
The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind;
the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing everyday that scares you [OR ...]

Sing [OR ...]


Don’t be __________ with other people’s hearts,
don’t put up with people who are __________ with yours.

Floss [OR ...]

Don’t waste your time on jelousy;
sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind
the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself.

Remember the compliments you __________ , forget the insults;
if you suceed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank __________.

Stretch [OR ...]

Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life
the most interresting people I know didn’t know at 22
what they wanted to do with their lifes,
some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don’t.

Get plenty of __________ .
Be kind to your knees,
you’ll miss them when they’re gone.

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t,
maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t,
maybe you’ll divorce at 40,
maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding annyversary
what ever you do, don’t __________ yourself too much
or berate yourself either
your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s.

Enjoy your body, use it every way you can
don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it,
it’s the greatest __________ you’ll ever own...

Dance, [OR ...]
even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.

Read the directions,
even if you don’t follow them.

Do NOT read beauty magazines,
they will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents,
you never know when they’ll be __________ for good.

Be nice to your __________ ;
they are the best link to your past
and the people most likely to __________ with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go,
but for the __________ few you should hold on.
Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography in __________
because the older you get,
the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

Live in New York City once,
but leave before it makes you hard;
live in Northern California once,
but leave before it makes you soft.

Travel. [OR ...]

Accept certain __________ truths, prices will rise,
politicians will philander,
you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize
that when you were young prices were reasonable,
politicians were __________
and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders. [OR ...]

Don’t expect anyone else to support you.
Maybe you have a trust fund,
maybe you have a wealthy __________ ;
but you never know when either one might __________ .

Don’t mess too much with your hair,
or by the time you're 40, it will look __________ .

Be careful whose advice you buy,
but, be patient with those who supply it.
Advice is a form of __________ ,
dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal,
wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts
and __________ it for more than it’s worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.

 

______________________________

After watching:

4. Choose one OR and add what you think will happen if you don't do what the singer advises you to do.

5. Compare your answer to your neighbour. Select one to pitch to the class.

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Overpopulated | Hans Rosling

 

http://bit.ly/2i8nFPp

01. We face challenges but the good news is that mankind is __________?

02. How many people did the world contain in 10,000 BC?

03. When did the world population change drastically?

04. In which area has the population risen the most?

05. Which country is growing the fastest?

06. How is Talisma trying to help women?

07. How many babies per woman were born in 1972?

08. How many in 1963?

09. What does Hans Rosling call women like Tasmina?

10. "The problem is not lack (= shortage) of knowledge it's __________".

11. What is the main reason to have a small family?

12. Why did the population not grow exponentially in 1800?

13. At which number will the fast growth of the population stop? And in which year?

14. How many people does one block represent?

15. So how far will the population continue to grow?

16. What will happen to population growth in Europe in 2050?

17. How much % of the population will be from the "old West" in the year 2100?

18. What will be the future of Africa?

19. What has changed in Mozambique?

20. Which type of surgery is done on pregnant women now?

21. In which areas can the real challenge be found?

22. What is Andrea saving up for?

23. How much money do poor people earn on average per day?

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The Apprentice 2016 | S12 E8

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01. Where is the meet?

02. Where is team Nebula's venue [=place]?

03. Which entertainment is chosen for Madame Tussaud's?

04. How can they boost their profit on the night itself?

05. Who is selling the most tickets at 35 pounds?

06. What does Dillon ask at the aquarium?

07. What does Paul say are the prices now?

08. What is the problem with the mermaid?

09. How does Paul feel when he hears what they sold the tickets for?

10. How does Dillon want the team to sell the tickets?

11. What does Paul do with the subteam?

12. What does Claude say he'd expect as food?

13. How long does it take to create a wax figure [doll]?

14. What does Claude have to say about the canapés? [food]

15. How was Trishna's tour?

16. What happens to Dillon's hot food?

17. What is Paul talking about with his guests?

18. What is Claude's comment after that?

19. What does Karen say the "Dillon"-party was like?

__________

20. What was the main idea? To go for customer __________

21. Where did they fail to sell the tickets?

22. How much were Paul's tickets at first?

23. Which team won?

24. How does Jessica feel?

25. What was the average price of the losing team's tickets?

26. Lord Sugar didn't like a row [fight] right in front of the customers. How does Paul react?

27. What does Francis get blamed for?

28. How does Lord Sugar react to Paul about Jessica?

29. Lord Sugar talks to Paul: "he is showing his __________".

30. Who gets fired?

 

 

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Megacities | Cities On The Edge

 
1. What is a huge social problem in Mexico City?
 
2. Which city is the most advanced metropolis?
 
3. How many people live in Megacities at least?
 
4. How many people live in Dhaka?
 
5. What is Mexico City build on?
 
6. What is the reputation of the Mexico City police corps?
 
7. What are most of the kidnappers in Mexico City?
 
8. How many kilograms does the shield weigh?
 
9. What are the bullet proof clothes made of?
 
10. Why can’t Andrew be shot?
 
11. Why are there sigarets at the shrine?
 
12. How many arenas are there in Mexico City for Free Wrestling?
 
13. What is all that matters on a saturday night in Tokyo?
 
14. What are the names of the rescue dogs?
 
15. How many Megacities are built on places that are sensitive for earthquakes?
 
16. What do you have to do with the gas when there is an earthquake?
 
17. How many people died in Tokyo due to the earthquake?
 
18. How high is the “Skytree”?
 
19. How many houses are swept by the flood in Mexico City?
 
20. How old is the rain system in Mexico City?
 
21. What is another huge problem in Dhaka?
 
22. What kills most people in Dhaka?
 
23. What is the perfect breeding ground of the next global pandemic?
 
24. What is more troublesome in Dhaka than in the other cities in the country?
 
25. What is the people density in Dhaka?
 
26. What is the problem with global travel?
 
27. What is the center of infections?
 
28. What remains inevitable?
 
29. What is life like in Megacities?
 
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Stephen Fry in the USA | 2. The Deep South

https://youtu.be/2cn8io3kplA

 

Virginia

01. What was the goal in the Civil War?

02. What is the language spoken in the South?

03. What starts at the beginning of West Virginia?

West Virginia

04. How big is the coal mine?

05. What happens before a collapse?

Kentucky

06. Why aren’t stallions allowed to smell mares?

07. What’s pimping on a massive scale?

08. What surprises Stephen most at the auction?

09. Where do the bars at the window come from?

10. What’s Stephen doing at the end when he comments on the taste of a particular brandy?

Tennessee

11. What type of music making goes on here?

12. What’s the band’s name?

13. What’s the point of the body farm?

14. What does Stephen wonder, after seeing his first dead body?

15. How does Becca cope in her work?

16. What can insects tell you about a decomposing body?

North-Carolina

17. What’s the bear doing?

18. What does Stephen think of the American landscape?

South-Carolina

19. What is Gulla? Who speak it?

20. Why do some young people wear the confederate flag?

Georgia

21. Why is Thanksgiving day celebrated?

22. What happens when Stephen clicks his teeth when he’s on the horse?

23. What’s remarkable about the two old ladies on the porch?

24. What’s more south, but not in the South anymore?

Florida

25. What does Stephen think of Miami?

26. Miami beach is different. In what style was it designed?

27. He is further south, but culturally and spiritually Florida is …?

28. What is the job of the gentlemen in the dance hall?

29. What will be Stephen’s first stop in Alabama?

Alabama

30. What do the three parole people consider when the inmates get to plea their case?

31. Allegedly [apparently] many inmates have found … who?

32. The scale of the sports event indicates what?

33. To sum up America: preposterous, incredibly laughable, impressive, charming, ridiculous, expensive, overpopulated, ___________________.

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Young Apprentice 3 | E1 | Rags to Riches

 

[Start questions after 15 mins]

 

1. What does the team leader for the girls' team decide to do to / with the clothes?

2. Why is the boys' team leader having a hard time leading the team?

3. Why is it hard to find where the washing powder [detergent] should go?

4. Karen uses the word "banter". What does it mean here?

5. David is forced to change his tactics. How?

6. The girl in braces [Amy] seems to have her very own style of selling. What is it?

7. Karen comments on the boys' move from the shopping centre. What does she say?

8. What is Max' job / task during the car boot sale?

9. The boys end up selling all their bags for ... How much?

 

The Boardroom:

  1. What is the name of the girls' team?

  2. How is the team leader of the girls' team [Ashleigh] described?

  3. What was the end result for the boys?

  4. What is the winners' treat?

  5. What has been Patrick's task on this occasion?

  6. Who does Karren stick up for?

  7. Which two boys very nearly get into an argument?

  8. Lord Sugar has the final say. What does he base his decision on?

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Louis Theroux and the Nazis

 

http://worldvidz.com/watch/Louis-Theroux-Louis-And-The-Nazis-2003-Louis-Theroux-Louis-And-The-Nazis-2003-playit-pk-dailymotion-com-liveleak-com-ytpak-com_XzRYOFRqNzJpNmM.html

 

Watch the video and answer the following questions as best you can in proper English:

 

01. What did the woman tape to the floor? What’s the word?

02. What’s a Pan-ariest?

03. Louis asks him for a favour. What is it?

04. What did his daughter experience in high school?

05. What confused Louis even more late at night?

06. Why does Tom have a manager?

07. Public speaking is not what Tom usually does but now he’s going to speak at an ___?

08. Louis makes it a little exciting with Skip the Skinhead by suggesting he’s …?

09. Why does Louis feel it’s time to leave after Skip runs into the house?

10. Are the skinheads co-operative with Louis?

11. Why doesn’t the movement need “the general public”?

12. Lamb and Lynx are next on Louis’s list?

13. Do the girls go to school?

14. What would April do if one of the girls would come home with a black boyfriend?

15. What Louis call himself?

16. What does April say was the biggest gift her father gave her?

17. Why are John and Tom going to Mexico?

18. What does Tom say he used to head in California?

 

After watching:

Where do you stand in all this? What is your opinion?

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On the Road | Photographer Proves Strangers Are Friends You Haven't Met Yet

Before watching answer these questions, please:

 

01. Would you ever hold hands with or touch a stranger? Why / why not?

02. Do you think it's possible to feel an emotion for someone you have never met?

03. Would you consider giving up some privacy for the sake of art?

 

https://youtu.be/1KMv23wonQs

 

While watching, answer the following questions:

 

04. What makes the couples special?

05. What is a sign of awkwardness at first?

 

After watching, talk to your neighbour about the following:

 

06. How do you feel after watching this video?

07. Has it brought on some unexpected idea?

 

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Stephen Fry And The Great American Oil Spill

https://youtu.be/Av5D7bbZwB8

A picture can say more than a 1,000 words!

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Lizzie Velasquez | How Do You Define Yourself

One of the bravest people in the world: very worthwhile material to teach values.

https://youtu.be/c62Aqdlzvqk

Watch the videoclip and answer the following questions as best you can:

 

01. What does Lizzie mention is a benefit to being visually impaired?

02. Which fluid was absent when she was still growing inside her mum?

03. What did the doctors tell her mum Lizzie would never be able to do?

04. How did she look at herself when she was five?

05. What did she wear on her first day to school?

06. After she came home, which advice did her parents give her?

07. What are things Lizzie mentions that some people feel defines them?

08. Which central question does she pose to the audience?

09. How many views did the 8 second video of her have?

10. What awful thing did a complete stranger tell her?

11. What did that do to Lizzie? How did she respond?

12. Mention two of her goals in life.

13. Which ones has she accomplished already?

 

After watching:

 

Take two minutes to think first and then, only then start to write down what defines you.

And is that in accordance with what you think should define you?

Do you know people who are defined by the 'wrong' things, from your perspective?

If so, what are they?

 

 

 

 

Finally:

Which feeling lingers on after having watched Lizzie's tale?

 

 

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Royals | Lorde

Trying to figure out what lyrics actually mean never hurt me one bit, it only increased my vocabulary!

https://youtu.be/LFasFq4GJYM

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Stephen Fry | Out There

Out There Part 1

Episode 1

01. What is Stephen going to do in this series?

02. Who will he meet over the next four episodes?

03. In what year did homosexuality become legal in Britain?

04. Why does Stephen cry at the wedding?

05. When did he "come out" himself and who inspired this?

06. What is the name of the parade we see in London?

07. Stephen talks about kids in the playground, aged kindergarten age, why?

08. What did Farshad's boyfriend say was done to him, in order to save his own life?

09. Which foreign country is going backwards in its treatment of gay people?

10. Which physical problems can be caused by doing sodomy, according to the pastor?

11. The pastor goes on about the anus, while Stephen tries to talk about ...

12. The pastor doesn't call homosexuality a disease, but an ...

13. Fat boy has a different view. Why does he want the law to pass?

14. And on ...

[Ask the students to make more questions while watching the episode]

 

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Stephen Fry In America | 1. The New World

Our friendly host takes us through all the states in a London taxi. Gotta love our Stephen!

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King Of Kong II

Part II

 

00. What’s the guy doing calling Billy in between?

 

01. How do the others respond to Steve playing over at funspot?

 

02. What’s the killscreen?

 

03. Why is Brian calling to other people the killscreen is coming up?

 

04. What does Steve Wiebe mean when he says about Brian Kuh: “he’s a disciple of Billy?”

 

05. What did the crowd do for Steve at the end of the game?

 

06. Steve Webie is now: what …?

 

07. Billy has kind of stolen Steve’s moment. How?

 

08. Is Steve allowed to see the tape?

 

09. What does the chief referee do?

 

10. What’s the big difference between Steve and Billy getting their record recognized?

 

11. What does Steve wonder about, regarding Billy’s scores?

 

12. Nine months later, Steve has been busy mainly with …

 

13. The Guinness Book of World Records works together with … which group?

 

14. What does hearing about Guinness do for Steve Wiebe’s motivation?

 

15. Walter Dey compares this rivalry between Billy and Steve with … name two examples.

 

16. What’s Steve’s wife afraid of?

 

17. Why isn’t Billy coming, says his friend Steve Sanders?

 

18. Even Walter Dey called Billy to tell him … what?

 

19. What have we not heard about Billy so far according to Steve Wiebe’s friend?

 

20. When he finally shows up, what does Billy do?

 

21. What’s the only thing Steve Wiebe wants?

 

22. After 3 days, Steve feels tired. He takes a break and goes …

 

23. After the tournament Steve gets a huge present. What is it?

 

24. What is the final world record and for whom?

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King Of Kong | A Fistful Of Quarters

The old-fashioned arcade games taken to a completely new level! This will have you on the edge of your seat, for sure! 

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Louis Theroux | Gangsta Rap

Louis tries his hand at some rap music: hilarious!

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