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Lexics exercises for B2/C1 level based on the video from TEDx "After watching this, your brain will not be the same | Lara Boyd | TEDxVancouver"
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TED talk from doctor Lara Boyd about neuroscience, neuroplacticity, explaining how our brain works
Video length
14 minutes 24 seconds
Video genre
Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
Language goals
Listening comprehension
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The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Upper-intermediate (B2), Advanced (C1)
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This resource is intended for:Adults, High schoolers
High schoolers
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1. Choose the correct options.
Lara mentions that "brain research is one of the great frontiers in the understanding the human physiology".What does "great frontier" mean?
the extreme limit of understanding in an area
area with new opportunities, especially unfamiliar
an excellent chance
2. Fill the gap.
What we know about the brain is changing at a
3. Guess the end.
What are the two misconceptions that mentions Lara Boyd?
4. Fill the gap.
The brain's ability to modify and change is called
5. Choose the correct options.
Lara says "the ensuing research has shown us"... What does "ensuing" mean?
6. Guess the end.
What two types of memory does the doctor mention?
7. Fill the gap.
But for some reason, those changes did notthe structural changes
8. Choose the correct options.
Structural changes can lead to
integrated networks of brain regions
oblivion and degradation of motor skills
changes in our daily habits
9. Match the two halves.
The London taxi cab drivers
have larger brain regions devoted to spatial, or mapping memories
Right-handed people
have larger left-sided hand motor dominant region
People who read Braille
have larger hand sensory areas in the brain
10. Choose the correct options.
What does "excitability" mean?
a feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness
the ability to respond to a stimulus from a neuron
the carrying out of a plan, or an order
11. Fill the gap.
Theof this is that...
12. Fill the gap.
And theis you have to do the work
13. Fill the gap.
There is noapproach to learning.
14. Guess the end.
What does "personalised medicine" mean? (try to answer in your own words)
15. Choose the correct options.
Lara Boyd says: "Given the unique structure and function of each of our brains..". What does the preposition "given" better correspond with?
taking into account
forgetting about
not considering
16. Choose the correct options.
"Understanding these differences ... is going to enable the next great advance in neuroscience". What does "enable" mean?
to help
to interrupt
to legitimize
to make it possible
17. Guess the end.
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