TED Talks- Test Questions [6 minutes]

TED Talk lectures of 4-6 minutes based on a variety of topics. Worksheets are a range of test type questions (T/F/NG, information gap fills, summaries, etc..). These tests are similar to university English tests. TED Tests 10-15-minutes

Plastic Pollution in the oceans - Dianna Cohen

TED Talk: How disposal plastic is polluting the marine environment with the Pacific Gyre and possible solutions for a more sustainable societyLevel: ***** [B1/B2/]  /  Video [5:18]

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The surprising way ISIS stay in power - Bendetta Berti

TED Talk: A research project on how terrorist organisations build strong relationships within communities and how these groups can be defeated. Level: ***** [B1/B2]  /  Video [5.38]

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Happiness Topic

Less stuff, more happiness - Graham Hill

TED TALK: Discussion on the rise of personal storage systems and how approaches on how to edit your life to become happier. Level: ***** [B1/B2]  /  Video [05:49]

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Technology Topic

The jobs we'll lose to machines - Anthony Goldboom

TED TALK: The advancement of machine learning and what types of jobs they will do in the future and what they won't be able to. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [04:35]

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Archaeology Topic

Archaeology from Space - Sarah Parcak

TED TALK: Using satellite imaginary to identify possible ancient Egyptian cities and what this new process means for archaeology. Level: ***** [B1/B2]  /  Video [05:02]

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Social Media Topic

Your online life, permanent as a tattoo? - Juan Enriquez

TED TALK: Whatever you put on your social media sites is permanent and how this type of immortality can be connected to Greek mythology.  Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [05:57]

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Planets Topics

Mars is not a backup planet - Lucianne Walkowicz

TED TALK: An argument put forward on why Mars is not suitable for colonisation and how we should look for alternative solutions. Level: ***** [B1/B2]  /  Video [05:50]

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Police Topic

How the Police track you - Catherine Crump

TED TALK: How the Police use a number of different surveillance techniques to track innocent people and what should be done to control it.  Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  Video [05:54]

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Media Topic

How free is freedom of the press -  Trevor Timm

TED TALK: How the US government is trying to control the press and place restrictions on the disclosure of state secrets. Level: ***** [C1]  /  Video [05:13]

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Society Topic

Life on the road: homelessness - Kitra Cahana

TED TALK:Reasons why some people are homeless and why some people choose homelessness. Also, the laws connected to being homeless.. Level: ***** [B1/B2]  /  Video [05:00]

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Tourism Topic

For more tolerance, we need tourism - Aziz Abu Sarah

TED Talk: Entrepreneurial tourism in Israel co-founded between Palestinian and Hebrew friends to encourage unity and understanding. . Level: ***** [B1/B2]  /  Video [04:37]

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Well-structured talks on three or four key points. A range of questions mainly information tables and summaries.

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