Student’s Review. ‘TED’s App’ by Marta Franco

 

Como ya sabéis, cada mes publicamos en nuestro blog un pack de actividades self-study relacionado con un vídeo TED. Hoy Marta Franco, una de nuestras alumnas de inglés, os explica qué es la APP de TED y qué beneficios os puede aportar. Thank you very much Marta!

TED-Featured-talksIntroduction
Do you want to a take a journey through ideas, inventions, new ways to think and create, and also learn English at the same time? The official TED App for your phone or tablet allows you to listen to TED Talks from the world’s remarkable minds. With subtitles in over 90 languages, if English isn’t your first language, this may be the best way to improve your English skills.

What’s it about?
The application has plenty of Ted Talks content and offers different ways to access it. The most interesting option is to download talks to watch when you’re offline. You can then watch them every day on your train or bus journey, without consuming mobile data. Among other useful features, there is an option to bookmark talks to watch later on and to build a custom playlist.

Why is the app good for English learners?
The app offers the entire TED Talks video library with subtitle options and the menu itself can be browsed in the user’s preferred language. You also have the transcript of every talk in the language you prefer. Furthermore, most of the talks are given in English so you can feed your knowledge of the language and explore new and innovative topics. What’s more, if you need to give presentations in public you can learn good oral skills from great speakers as they organize ideas logically, focus, incorporate humour, connect with the audience and so on!

Marta Franco

Build a Tower, Build a Team (Tom Wujec)

Hoy queremos compartir con vosotros una de nuestras lecciones para mejorar vuestras habilidades de listening. Después de visionar el vídeo TED ‘Build a Tower, Build a Team’ podéis descargar nuestro pack de actividades y contestar a las preguntas.
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Tom Wujec presents some surprisingly deep research into the “marshmallow problem” — a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average?

Keep Your Goals To Yourself (Derek Sivers)

Hoy queremos compartir con vosotros una de nuestras lecciones para mejorar vuestras habilidades de listening. Después de visionar el vídeo TED ‘Keep Your Goals To Yourself’ podéis descargar nuestro pack de actividades y contestar a las preguntas. Descargar actividades

After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone, but Derek Sivers says it’s better to keep goals secret. He presents research stretching as far back as the 1920s to show why people who talk about their ambitions may be less likely to achieve them.

#SecondChance. Participación en TEDxSant Cugat

El pasado jueves 28 de mayo pudimos disfrutar del segundo TEDxSant Cugat, en esta ocasión bajo el slogan Second Chance. Todos los ponentes hicieron referencia al valor de las segundas oportunidades que nos ofrece la vida, gracias a acontecimientos inesperados que nos ocurren y a los que respondemos reinventándonos.

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Albert Bosch, Laura Rosillo, Eduardo Torras, Dory Sontheimer, Joaquim Garrabou, Gema Campo, Raül Romeva, Eva Pellicer y Quim Moya compartieron experiencias donde el riesgo, la responsabilidad de nuestras actitudes frente a lo que pasa, la resiliencia y el optimismo fueron los protagonistas.

Gracias a todos por vuestro testimonio y a todo el equipo que hace que este TEDxSant Cugat sea posible. Y gracias también por contar con nosotros para que pudiéramos aportar nuestro granito de arena.

¡Nos vemos el próximo año en el Siglo!