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Task Description
Great Ted video about memory. Here you can practice listening skills, study synonyms and an idiom and more
Video details
Scene summary
The video is about Memory competition. The speaker motivates us to practice our memory skills.
Video length
17 minutes 0 second
Video genre
Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
Language goals
listening
Listening comprehension
General topic
Level
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Advanced (C1)
Student type
This resource is intended for:Adults, Business/professional students
adults
Adults
business-professional
Business/professional students
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This resource does not contain any images, words or ideas that would upset a reasonable person in any culture.
Copyright license
This resource is licensed by TaMeLana under the iSLCollective Copyright License.
Upload date
6/15/2020
Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Choose the correct options.
What does the word "savants" mean in this context?
talents
experts
musicians
staff
2. Fill the gap.
They were memorizingpoems in just a few minutes.
3. Fill the gap.
We've all trained ourselves to perform theseof memory using a set of ancient techniques,
4. Unmix the sentence.
I
ended
up
spending
the
better
part
of
the
next
year
not
only
training
my
memory,
but
also
investigating
how
it
works
5. Guess the end.
What did they try to memorise?
6. Fill the gap.
… this idea of having a trained, disciplined,memory was not nearly so alien as it would seem to us to be today.
7. Fill the gap.
A few years back a group ofat University College London brought a bunch of memory champions into the lab.
8. Unmix the sentence.
The
sport
of
competitive
memorizing
is
driven
by
a
kind
of
arms
race
9. Fill the gap.
" And it's well - illustrated by a niftyknown as the Baker baker paradox, which goes like this:
10. Choose the correct options.
What is the synonym "weird"?
bizarre
natural
strange
wise
11. Fill the gap.
… is figuring out ways tocapital B Bakers into lower - case B bakers -- to take information that is lacking in context,
12. Choose the correct options.
What does "spatial" mean here?
dimensional
graphic
water
specific
13. Guess the end.
What is the idea behind the memory palace?
14. Guess the end.
What image should it be to remind you the concept?
15. Unmix the sentence.
And
I
realized
I
needed
to
walk
in
their
shoes
a
little
bit.
16. Guess the end.
How did he walk in their shoes?
17. Choose the correct options.
What does "go haywire" mean here? Problem was, the experiment went haywire.
went well
was successful
went wrong
stopped working
18. Guess the end.
Do you know anyone with an innate gift?
19. Fill the gap.
We remember when we are
20. Guess the end.
How to become a person who remembers to remember? What do you do for that?
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