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Ted talk

Посмотрев этот Ted talk, я так замотивировалась, что купила книгу Дэвида Кристала и теперь вы вместе со мной в телеграм канале читаете интереснейшие истории происхождения современного английского языка. А в посте ниже найдете упражнения к этому видео

Before watching

Do you like reading? What are the benefits of reading?

Read these 7 statements below. Which of them do you think are true?

  1. Reading fiction is often considered not useful.
  2. People who don’t read are severely handicapped, particularly in social life.
  3. Reading groups are helpful for people with severe depression or anxiety.
  4. The processes of speaking resembles the process of reading.
  5. The same parts of the brain are active when watching someone in pain as when feeling pain oneself.
  6. Reading helps to develop “language areas” in our brain.
  7. Reading fiction and nonfiction is one of the best workouts your brain can get.

While watching

Now watch the TED talk and say how Rita Carter answers these questions

After watching

After watching this talk, do you feel you have to read more books? Would you like to join a book club? Why (not)?

Answer keys

1) Reading fiction is often considered not useful. – true
2) People who don’t read are severely handicapped, particularly in social life. – false
3) Reading groups are helpful for people with severe depression or anxiety. – true
4) The processes of speaking resembles the process of reading. – false
5) The same parts of the brain are active when watching someone in pain as when feeling pain oneself. – true
6) Reading helps to develop “language areas” in our brain. – true
7) Reading fiction and nonfiction is one of the best workouts your brain can get. – false

Транскрипт к видео найдете по ссылке – https://www.ted.com/talks/rita_carter_why_reading_matters

Больше уроков по TED talks вы найдете по ссылке

Мне будет очень приятно, если скажете “спасибо! в комментариях. Отзывы – главное топливо, которым заправляю свою блоггерскую ракету⭐️

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