Tag: gap fill

TED – Looking inside your brain.

Christopher deCharms looks inside the brain You are going to view a presentation from Ted.com.   Neuroscientist and inventor Christopher deCharms demonstrates a new way to use to show brain activity — thoughts, emotions, pain — while it is happening. In other words, you can actually see how you feel.     1. Questions: Just […]

New Tech – voice and gesture controlled TV

BBC.com Samsung’s ‘future-proof’ voice-controlled television A “smart” internet-connected television that has the ability to have its hardware upgraded every year has been unveiled by Samsung.   Source:  Samsung was one of many companies that unveiled new connected TV facilities at CES   Q: There is always a lot of unveiling at trade shows. What does […]

Business English with Bloomberg TV

Rosell Says Rajoy Can Manage Spanish Economic Overhaul from Bloomberg TV What is an overhaul? Intro: Dec. 2, 2011 (Bloomberg) — Juan Rosell, chairman of Confederacion Espanola de Organizaciones Empresariales, Spain’s main business group, talks about Prime Minister-elect Mariano Rajoy’s plans to overhaul the Spanish economy. He speaks from Madrid with Owen Thomas on Bloomberg […]

Can I be your friend?

Can I be your friend? A fun conversation class about using social media   Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Advanced (A1) Learner type: Teens; Adults Time: 30 minutes Activity: Question formation, listening comprehension Language: practical, everyday, colloquial   Intro: How much do you use social medias? Which social medias do you use? What is unusual […]

Exercise – To Do or To Make – That is the question?

To Do or To Make  – That is the question? The two verbs ‘do’ and ‘make’ are often confused. The meanings are similar, but there are differences. ‘Do’ for Activities Use the verb ‘do’ to express daily activities or jobs. Notice that these are usually activities that produce no physical object. Use do for actions, […]

YouTube: 100 online TV channels

Conversational English Class – Upper Intermediate + Vocab: technology, general, phrasal verbs. Text only. Source: The Guardian (news – technology – youtube) Intro: What are some of the biggest changes to the TV industry in recent years? Read the sub headline and discuss your immediate impression about the business strategy.   YouTube to launch 100 […]


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