I learn so much from TED talks. In this lesson, I will walk you through my process to improve and keep my English at a high level.
Regardless of the topic, I always learn something new. Indeed, I´d argue one should study a wide variety of topics if he or she wants to become truly fluent.
This is why I visit ted.com on a weekly basis and filter my search by subjects: one week may be science while the other week is technology.
By studying like this consistently, I make sure my English is well rounded and good enough to keep up with most conversations that might arise.
My class only lasts one hour, so it´s hard to cover all of the expressions. If you continue to watch the video, you will come across expressions like willy nilly, plough ahead and more.
Try and find 20 minutes during the week to dissect this video
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EXTRACT TAKEN FROM TED VIENNA
What is your passion? What are you good _____________? What do you want to be?
Ever since we filled _______ a page in our classmate’s friendship book in elementary, people _____________ (be) badgering (repeatedly ask ) us with these questions. Here we are, years _________________ (pass) and some of us are still no closer to knowing their answers. On top of that, the questions have been saturated in significance and finding their solution seems to be utterly (really) relevant to living a fulfilling life.
How will you ever find a rewarding job without knowing your passion?
And how could you ever be happy spending most of your day doing something you don’t really enjoy?
To anyone pondering over the key to a successful and at the same time fulfilling career, there is a silver lining (silver lining is an IDIOM. Do you know what it means?)after all. And it comes in the form of this TEDx talk by psychologist and author of Making Hope Happen Shane Lopez.
Lopez invites us to rethink a seemingly irrevocable concept: The idea that the one job capable to bring meaning to our lives, is out there somewhere just waiting to be found. And the only path to reach it is by following your passion, whatever it may be.
In spite of this popular approach, Lopez found that most people who actually do love their jobs, did not choose the ideal job to begin with. Instead, they perfected a reasonably ______________________ (ENJOY) job by slowly designing it into something that was uniquely theirs. And by doing so not only created a job they love, but were able to reach motivational and happiness highs in their personal lives as well.
So rather_____________waiting for your passion and that one job you love, why not take matters into your own hands? Learn about the secrets of people who love their job and use those simple tools to shape your own job. Form it. Improve it. Change it into something that makes you shine.
That is when you will find true passion.