Learn English with Ted Talk: English Manias

Looking for inspiration to learn English? Ted Talks are an interesting way to stimulate your mind while also informing you on remarkable or pressing subjects in today’s ever-changing world. Today, we will focus on a short Ted Talk by Jay Walker, given in 2009 but still as relevant as ever, about the growing need for English and how it is the language of problem solving. Have a watch here:

After listening, how did you find the vocabulary? Difficult? Well have no fear, here are some exercises you can do to learn the vocabulary once again. After doing this, have another listen and see if you recognize any of the words!

Manias Vocabulary Exercises

Match the vocabulary to their definitions.

British Etiquette | Esercizi di inglese con video

La cultura britannica è molto particolare, infatti spesso potrebbe essere difficile da decifrare. Basta pensare al recente Royal Wedding per capire quante regole ci sono da seguire, quanti comportamenti sono disapprovati, e quanto viene valorizzato la propria immagine.

Per questo, ti abbiamo preparato una lezione di inglese sul tema di “British Etiquette”, ovvero l’educazione britannica e come si dovrebbe comportare in un tipico pub inglese. Comunque, come tutti gli esercizi di inglese qui a Scrambled Eggs Milano Scuola di Inglese, aggiungiamo un tocco spiritoso con un video divertente e anche molto informativo. Enjoy!

Exercise 1: Vocabulary match

First Exercise: match the following vocabulary to the definitions. If you need help, try using wordreference.com.

British Etiquette: Vocabulary

Match the new vocabulary words with the definitions below.

Exercise 2: Watch the Video

Now watch the video. Listen for the words from part 1. Can you hear them all? If not, please check the transcript here: British Etiquette Transcript

Exercise 3: Multiple Choice

Finally, try exercise 3, where we will test your understand of the 5 rules about pubs from the video:

British Etiquette: Multiple Choice

Watch the video again, and pay attention the the rules expressed in it. What are they? Can you identify them in the questions below?

Video Esercizi in Inglese: CNN and Internet Addiction

Are you addicted to your cellphone?

Today’s topic of interest is addiction, which is defined as: a dependency on something/someone.

Let’s start with a small vocabulary exercise about a woman who is addicted to smoking:Esercizi-inglese-milanoNow time to watch the video. Keep an eye out for the words from the above exercise:

So, are you addicted to your cellphone?