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Task Description
Listening Exercise for B2 English students, including fill-in-the-blank, discussion questions, and vocabulary list
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This is a TED Talk suggesting we fight to create a bill of rights for using the internet.
Video length
6 minutes 48 seconds
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Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
Language goals
Listening comprehension
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Upper-intermediate (B2)
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This resource is intended for:Adults
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1. Fill the gap.
The world wide web is celebrating this month its 25th.
2. Fill the gap.
So 25 years ago, then, I wasat CERN.
3. Fill the gap.
There was a lot of concern that people didn't want to pick it up because itbe too complicated.
4. Fill the gap.
And in fact, ayears later in 2000, five percent of the world population were using the world wide web.
5. Fill the gap.
Obviously it's.
6. Fill the gap.
… because if you're sitting there yourself sort of with a web-life,
7. Fill the gap.
Onlinehas in some cases completely turned upside down the way commerce works altogether,
8. Fill the gap.
… and on a good day, lots of open data, lots of e-government, so lots of things which arehappening on the web.
9. Fill the gap.
… late at night when they're worried about what sort of cancerthey care about might have,
10. Fill the gap.
So we cannotthat part of the web,
11. Fill the gap.
I can talk to you over it withoutabout what we in fact now know is happening,
12. Fill the gap.
We revel in the fact that we have this wonderful free.
13. Fill the gap.
… lots and lots of people can see our,
14. Fill the gap.
It doesn'twho we are.
15. Fill the gap.
And then we join these bignetworking companies which are in fact effectively built as silos,
16. Fill the gap.
… and so the machine automatically feeds us the stuff that we like and we end up with this rose-coloredview of the world …
17. Fill the gap.
I want one which is not fragmentedlots of pieces,
18. Fill the gap.
data is available to scientists to do research.
19. Fill the gap.
… some disaster, that we can respond by building stuff to respond to it very quickly.
20. Fill the gap.
How about we decide, these are, in a way, becoming fundamental rights, the right to communicate withI want.
Discussion questions
1. What year is this presentation taking place?
2. Can you name some changes to our online lives since that have taken place since this TED Talk was made?
3. Discuss types of data abuse that you know about.
4. What does he ask us to do in the end? What is his expectation?
Vocabulary list
the date on which an event took place or an institution was founded in a previous year
he action or process of persuading someone or of being persuaded to do or believe something
able to connect to the internet or be used on the internet
the activities involved in buying and selling things
in a way that exists everywhere, or involves everyone
someone's right to keep their personal matters and relationships secret
can see through it very clearly
the careful watching of a person or place, especially by the police or army
the action of preventing part or the whole of a book, film, work of art, document, or other kind of communication from being seen or made available to the public, because it is considered to be offensive or harmful, or because it contains information that someone wishes to keep secret, often for political reasons
in a way that is successful and achieves what you want
the action or process of breaking something into small parts
used to refer to medical work or teaching that relates to the examination and treatment of ill people
(an event that results in) great harm, damage, or death, or serious difficulty
forming the base, from which everything else develops
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