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Here's another interesting TED video. Please remember that this type of listening is more difficult than IELTS, so don't worry if you need to turn the subtitles on. Try to understand the overall message, and pick up some new phrases if you can.
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about all forms of mistakes
prophesy is the most gratuitous.
one very specific forecast
the age of technological unemployment is at hand
the new machine age
we get freed up from drudgery and toil
chance to imagine an entirely different kind of society
We are seeing an amazing flourishing (successful) taking place
amazing new possibilities
We are in the middle of an astonishing period
Technology is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences
The societal challenges
the fortunes of Bill and Ted diverged a lot
living these amazingly busy, productive lives
We see technology deeply impacting education and engaging people
glittering(impressive) technologies embedded(fixed) in kind of a shabby(untidy) society and supported by an economy that generates inequality instead of opportunity
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 at 14:18
Thank you for the interesting video.
I would like to ask your about the listening skills. For instance this video, which I've watched with subtitles and then without them. Is it a good way to improve my listening skills?
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 at 19:18
The current economic system doesn't seem to work , it has certainly given rise to Great Inequality.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 at 19:29
Thanks for sharing k!
Yes, you've done some good practice by watching the video twice, with and without subtitles. Just keep listening to as much English as you can - it's the only way to 'improve your ear'.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 at 10:49
Mr Simon is perfectly true because I got my first time listening exam result only 5.5 and then, as per Simon advice, I started to listen and watch as many as video I can from TED. Finally, I improve my listening result from 5.5 to 7.5.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 at 11:02
To be honest I did it a long time before I got my last result from the mock exam and it was 6.5 .In comparison before the result was 5.5 :)
Thank you so much Simon.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 at 22:34
Thank you for all your work always.
I have one question about writing answers in the listening answer sheet.
Which words do I need to begin with a capital letter? .. proper nouns and what else?
Sometimes, I'm quite confused with cambridge IELTS books' answer keys.
For example, in section 1, in the test 3 in the book 7, the answer for question no.4 is supposed to begin with a capital letter 'C'(Cleaner) but the correct answer is 'cleaner'. And in no.5, I wrote 'library' then am I wrong?
Could you help me please?
Hyung Jin |
Thursday, March 06, 2014 at 13:42
haha this video is great.Beacause it not only provided me piles of new and useful phrases but also gave me some inspiration for my future career
Thanks a lot Simon
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 08:53
output goes up over time
hook Siri up to Watson
We need a lot fewer people to be walking up and down
mobile humanoid(anthropomorphic) robots
The day is not too far off at all
Technological progress is what allows us to continue this amazing recent run that we're on where output goes up over time.
an entirely different kind of society
We are going to face two really thorny sets of challenges as we head deeper into the future that we are creating.
back and forth
prosperous middle class
post war period
in danger of getting trapped in
Dystopia society with their vision
low-level white collar or blue collar
go to prison a lot more often
ethnic group or demographic group
with the extreme left wing and with fairly radical schemes
championed by those frothing at the mouth socialists
intervene in some of the most troubled communities
a firm believer
If given the truth
they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis
Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 22:24
Thank you so much professor Simon
Monday, April 21, 2014 at 00:26
drudgery and toil
an apocryphal story
frothing at the mouth
stifle our drive to succeed
Olivia Tan |
Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 16:24
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