Записи с темой: ted (список заголовков)

How language shapes the way we think | Lera Boroditsky

for further reading on the topic - if you haven't yet got a chance to enjoy Planet Word by Davidson, it's high time you had a glance at it) apart from being quite an easy reading, it's both entertaining and informative

@темы: videos, links, TED, Linguistics, English


How climate change is altering the underwater soundscape | Kate Stafford | TEDxCERN

@темы: videos, TED, English, Environment


Graham Hill - Why I'm a weekday vegetarian

@темы: videos, TED, Food&Cooking, English


Jamie Oliver - on TED - talking about food)

@темы: English, Food&Cooking, TED, videos


TED-ed: Are Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki and Na’vi real languages? - John McWhorter

@темы: English, TED, languages, videos


Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen

I've just come across a video you might enjoy as much as I have))

@темы: videos, TED, English


TED talks: Anne Curzan: What makes a word "real"?

One could argue that slang words like 'hangry,' 'defriend' and 'adorkable' fill crucial meaning gaps in the English language, even if they don't appear in the dictionary. After all, who actually decides which words make it into those vaulted pages? Language historian Anne Curzan gives a charming look at the humans behind dictionaries, and the choices they make on a constant basis.

@темы: Vocabulary, videos, TED, Linguistics, English


TED talks: John McWhorter: Txtng is killing language. JK!!!

Лингвист о языке смс-сообщений.

@темы: videos, TED, Linguistics, English


TED talks - Where are the baby dinosaurs?

Where are the baby dinosaurs? In a spellbinding talk from TEDxVancouver paleontologist Jack Horner describes how slicing open fossil skulls revealed a shocking secret about some of our most beloved dinosaurs.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at www.ted.com/translate

@темы: Dinosaurs, videos, TED, Listening


Writing - Graph Discription

Types of Graphs
Line Graph (vertical axis/y-axis; horizontal axis/x-axis, solid line/curve, dotted line/curve)
Bar Chart
Pie Chart
Flow Chart

Movement (Verbs): Up
Raise smth
Go up
Shot up
Put up
Push up
Step up
Shoot Up

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@темы: Writing, TED, Graphs, English


TED talks - Marian Bantjes: Intricate beauty by design


Ted talks - Sport

link to the TED website, tag SPORT - www.ted.com/talks/browse?topics%5B%5D=sports&so...

@темы: English, Sports, TED, links, videos


TED Talks - The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance - Hugh Herr

Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago; now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group, he shows his incredible technology in a talk that's both technical and deeply personal — with the help of ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost her left leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and performs again for the first time on the TED stage.

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@темы: English, Medicine, Science&Technology, TED, people, videos


TED talks - the danger of a single story - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
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@темы: videos, topics, TED, Stereotypes, Listening, Human


TEDed - the Art of Metaphore & Situational irony

@темы: TED, languages, videos

Living environment - Warehouse 14