Select Page

TED TESTS: Test Questions with PPT

TED Talk lectures of 10-15 minutes based on a variety of topics with PPTs and adapted video. Worksheets are a range of test type questions (T/F/NG, information gap fills, summaries, etc..).

TED TESTS with PowerPoint [PPT] & adapted videos

English Topic

Don’t insist on English – Patricia Ryan

TED TALK: The globalisation of English and its testing systems can have negative affects on students from various backgrounds. Level: ***** [B1/B2/]  /  Video [10:35] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Free Download

Don’t insist on English – Patricia Ryan

AEUK has created a PowerPoint for this talk: Download PPT. 

Authentic idea! Print off PowerPoint slides (3 slides per page) and add notes while you listen, then answer the question sheet. 

Happiness Topic

 What makes a good life? – Robert Waldinger

TED TALK: Lessons from the longest study on happiness by Harvard. It discusses the success of the study and what the findings were.  Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [12:46]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

What makes a good life? – Robert Waldinger

AEUK has created a PowerPoint for this talk: PPT link in download. 

Authentic idea! Print off PowerPoint slides (3 slides per page) and add notes while you listen, then answer the question sheet. 

 

Business Topic

The investment logic for sustainabilityChris McKnett

TED TALK: The importance of investing in the sustainable areas of environment, social and corporate governance. The lecture provides examples of companies that are deploying sustainable and productive outcomes.  Level: ***** [B1/B2/]  /  Video [12:07]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

The investment logic for sustainabilityChris McKnett

AEUK has created a PowerPoint for this talk: PPT link in download. 

Authentic idea! Print off PowerPoint slides (3 slides per page) and add notes while you listen, then answer the question sheet. 

 Two reasons companies fail – Knut Haanaes 

TED TALK: The reasons that prevent businesses from continuing to be successful, looking at two case studies and four important lessons to learn. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [10:38]   / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Two reasons companies fail – Knut Haanaes

AEUK has created a PowerPoint for this talk: PPT link in download. and also created a video that connects to the PPT: Video.

Authentic idea! Print off PPT slides (3 slides per page) and add notes while you listen, then answer the question sheet. 

Why work doesn’t happen at work – Jason Fried

TED TALK: the problems with working in an office environment and highlights two main reasons and three possible improvement solutions. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  /  Video [15:21]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 Why work doesn’t happen at work – Jason Fried

AEUK has created a PowerPoint for this talk: PPT link in download. and also created a video that connects to the PPT: Video.

Authentic idea! Print off PPT slides (3 slides per page) and add notes while you listen, then answer the question sheet. 

Fair Trade Topic

Fair Trade: a just world starts with you – Benjamin Conard

TEDX Talk: The reality of farming in developing countries and how Fair Trade Certification helps farmers receive fair prices, alleviate poverty and improve local communities. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [09:12]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Fair Trade: a just world starts with you – Benjamin Conard

AEUK has created a PowerPoint for this talk: PPT link in download. and also created a video that connects to the PPT: Video.

Authentic idea! Print off PPT slides (3 slides per page) and add notes while you listen, then answer the question sheet. 

 

Vaping Topic

What you should know about vaping and e-cigarettesSuchitra Krishnan-Sarin

TED TALK: This Ted talk discusses how vaping has become an epidemic in the U.S and some of the dangers of e-liquids. The lecture provides a background on different types of vaping, data on the rise of vaping in the US and its hidden dangers (Example). Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [10:38]   /TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

What you should know about vaping and e-cigarettes – Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin

AEUK has created a PowerPoint for this talk: Download PPT link in download and also created a video that connects to the PPT: Video.

Authentic idea! Print off PPT slides (3 slides per page) and add notes while you listen, then answer the question sheet. 

 

 

Social Media Topic

Social media and the end of gender – Johanna Blakley

TED TALK: This Ted talk discusses how social media has changed the way that mass media understands its audience. Marketing used to be based on demographics but the recent progression in group formation on social media means that this is changing. It also discusses how stereotypes and gender bias is ending.  Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [08:12] / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Social media and the end of gender – Johanna Blakley

AEUK has created a PowerPoint for this talk: Download PPT link in download 

Authentic idea! Print off PPT slides (3 slides per page) and add notes while you listen, then answer the question sheet. 

 

 

TED Talks- Comprehension Questions

Mid to high level listening worksheets on a variety of interesting topics. The worksheets ask questions on main ideas and supporting details / examples. These TED Talks sheets are a good way to practice and improve listening.

TED TESTS with PowerPoint [PPT] & adapted videos

English Topics

Don’t insist on English – Patricia Ryan

TED TALK: The globalisation of English and its testing systems can have negative affects on students from various backgrounds. Level: ***** [B1/B2/]  /  Video [10:35]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Don’t insist on English – Patricia Ryan

AEUK has created a PowerPoint for this talk: Download PPT. 

Authentic idea! Print off PowerPoint slides (3 slides per page) and add notes while you listen, then answer the question sheet. 

Team-building Topics

Build a tower, build a team – Tom Wujec 

TED TALK: This talks discusses how a team-building activity called the ‘Marshmallow Challenge’ helps develop team cohesion.  Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  / Video [06:44] / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Build a tower, build a team – Tom Wujec 

AEUK has created a PowerPoint for this talk: PPT link in download.

Authentic idea! Print off PowerPoint slides (3 slides per page) and add notes while you listen, then answer the question sheet. 

 

Activity lesson: Team-building and the Marshmallow Challenge. Go here.

Business Topic

The investment logic for sustainabilityChris McKnett

TED TALK: The importance of investing in the sustainable areas of environment, social and corporate governance. The lecture provides examples of companies that are deploying sustainable and productive outcomes.  Level: ***** [B1/B2/]  /  Video [12:07]  /TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

The investment logic for sustainabilityChris McKnett

AEUK has created a PowerPoint for this talk: PPT link in download. 

Authentic idea! Print off PowerPoint slides (3 slides per page) and add notes while you listen, then answer the question sheet. 

University Topic

Procrastination: Inside the mind of a master procrastination – Tim Urban

TED TALK: A really funny talk on three characters that play an important part in the mind of a procrastinator. Includes comprehension questions and a PPT (see example).  Level ***** [B2/C1]  Video [14.00]   /TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Procrastination: Inside the mind of a master procrastination – Tim Urban

AEUK has created a PowerPoint for this talk: PPT link in download. 

Authentic idea! Print off PPT slides (3 slides per page) and add notes while you listen, then answer the question sheet. 

 

More lessons on Procrastination. Go here.

Business Topics

Why work doesn’t happen at work – Jason Fried

TED TALK: the problems with working in an office environment & highlights two main reasons and three possible improvement solutions. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  /  Video [15:21] / MEMBERSHIP

 

Why work doesn’t happen at work – Jason Fried

AEUK has created a PowerPoint for this talk: PPT link in download. and also created a video that connects to the PPT: Video.

Authentic idea! Print off PPT slides (3 slides per page) and add notes while you listen, then answer the question sheet. 

 

TEACHER Membership

Full access to EVERYTHING

£30

Join today

Listening Membership

Full access to all listening worksheets

£16

Join today

More Blog posts…

summer membership sale

Summer Membership Sale 20% Off

We're offering 20% off all our memberships. These are amazing deals and will run for the whole of June

Click here.

You have Successfully Subscribed!