The hidden power of smiling

February 16, 2017 2

LEVEL B1+ FOCUS General English TIME 60 min Did you know that your smile is a superpower? In this short TED talk, Ron Gutman shows results of some research about smiling, how it affects how we feel and even our lifespan. It's a funny and dynamic talk and even though the speaker uses some scientific vocabulary,…

LEVEL B2+ FOCUS Business English TIME 60 min This worksheet investigates Sinek's explanation to the question how people inspire actions in others. The talk and thus the lesson also looks at what kind of companies we believe in and why as well as when an innovative product can become mainstream and how to succeed in…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS General English TIME 60 min   The beautiful speech by Scilla Elworthy focuses on tackling the issue of violence, bullying and peace. Is it possible to fight them without using violence? The worksheet is based on TED Talk "Fighting with non-violence" and it kicks off with teaching 8 words connected with bullying…

LEVEL B2+ FOCUS Business English TIME 60 min What's the difference between a trend and a fad? How do they affect the business? Should companies ignore fads or try to exploit them? This and more in this Business English lesson This lesson plan focuses on listening comprehension and speaking skills. Here you will have a…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS General English TIME 60 min Do you know what emotional hygiene is? Find out watching TED Talk by Guy Winch. Perhaps your students also have some great ideas how to nurture emotions. This English lesson plan focuses on speaking and vocabulary. There is a warm-up which should give students a hint on…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS General English TIME 60 min Do you think you can make rational decisions? Check what controls your decision-making process in this TED Talk by Dan Ariely and discuss with your students how they make decisions and what's their approach to it. This English lesson plan investigates the research on decision-making by Dan…

LEVEL C1/C2 FOCUS General/Legal English TIME 60 min Can you trust your brain? Can our brains come up with memories of things that haven't really happened? You will find answers to these questions as well as their serious consequences in the TED Talk by Scott Fraser titled "Why eyewitnesses get it wrong". This lesson looks into the world…