• The lethality of loneliness: John Cacioppo at TEDxDesMoines
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    The lethality of loneliness: John Cacioppo at TEDxDesMoines

    Translator: Tatjana Jevdjic Reviewer: Elisabeth Buffard When you look out onto the world, it certainly appears the Earth is flat. The ground beneath you is stable and unmoving, and stars and sun circle the Earth. Hundreds of years ago, elaborated theories were developed based on these common sense observations to explain and predict the reach of the oceans and the movement of celestial bodies. When science demonstrated that these common sense observations were illusions, and depicted the Earth and the Universe in a completely different way, people slowly came to accept that the world was not as it seemed. Scientific measurements and sophisticated calculations have repeatedly demonstrated that what we…

  • International Education
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    International Education

    [MUSIC PLAYING] Like this is my third semester, like a year. This is my first year. About three years. I studied from September til now. It’s about eight months. For about like one year. For almost one year. I like my teachers. I love my subjects and my classmates. [INAUDIBLE] has a reliable staff. And I was able to make communicate [INAUDIBLE] with most of them. And also, [INAUDIBLE] has lots of events for newcomers, especially student visa. I’m involved in yearbook program. So it’s really interesting to take photos of students. And see how they’re during the school. First, teachers, friends are so friendly and kind and warm-hearted. And…

  • Do Australians have bad accents? 1961 v 2019 | RetroFocus
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    Do Australians have bad accents? 1961 v 2019 | RetroFocus

    What is our question? Oh yes, do Australians speak with a bad accent? I think they’re cool. I prefer them to American accents. Am allowed to say that? I don’t know. No, Australian accent’s a bloody good accent. You get used to it. At first it’s a bit difficult to understand. (Giggles) How did you know that I was not an Australian? Aye mate, how you doin’? I’ll answer yours in a minute if you answer mine first. What do you think of Australian accents? Awesome! We love it. Some accents are rather attractive. In this country, you mean? Yes. I quite often get called “Shaz” ’cause I’m a bit…

  • 8 English Sentences: Find the Mistakes
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    8 English Sentences: Find the Mistakes

    Hi, my name’s Rebecca. For the next few minutes, let’s pretend you are the English teacher and you’re correcting your student’s homework. Let’s look at some of these sentences and see if you can find some of the errors in these English sentences. Okay, the first sentence: “My mother she works in a bank.” Is that okay? Well, let me tell you right now that actually none of these sentences are okay; there is a mistake in every sentence. So see if you can find the mistake. Okay? “My mother she works in a bank.” What’s the mistake? Okay… Here, “she”, all right? I’m just going to grab a different…

  • To reach beyond your limits by training your mind | Marisa Peer | TEDxKCS
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    To reach beyond your limits by training your mind | Marisa Peer | TEDxKCS

    Translator: Leena Kariapper Reviewer: Queenie Lee Today is about collaboration, and I’m going to talk to you about what I think is the most important collaboration you will ever get. That is the collaboration between you and your mind. When you can collaborate with your mind and tell it what you want, you’ll get what you want. Now, I’m very lucky that I’ve been voted Britain’s best therapist several times. I’m in the Tatler Guide to the best of the best. People say to me, “You know, the brain, that’s really complex and complicated, and takes years to understand.” Actually, that’s not true. What I believe is you need to…

  • Online English Teacher (ESL tutor) Job Position
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    Online English Teacher (ESL tutor) Job Position

    Here at E-com we have teachers specializing in English as well as many other languages, including French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese. And the one thing they all have in common is they are part of a select team of pro language teachers that we’ve assembled from all over the world. When their talent is combined with the resources available at E-com, a powerful team in language education is born. In order to understand the possibilities open to our teachers, let’s first take a look a the three-tier ideology represented by the ‘E’ in E-com. The first ‘E’ is electronic, technology. E-com is highly advanced in the area…

  • Qatar is the RICHEST country but is it FAIR? –  KJ VIDS
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    Qatar is the RICHEST country but is it FAIR? – KJ VIDS

    – Qatar is the richest country in the world with a per capita income of approximately $125,000. It has a well-developed oil exploration industry where the petroleum industry accounts for 70% of its government revenue, 60% of its GDP and 85% of its export earnings. Although the size of Qatar’s GDP is barely within the top 50th largest in the world, the country’s relatively low population of two and a half million results in a large GDP per capita. I’m Kasim, this is KJ Vids and in this video, we will look why everyone does not enjoy the fruit of Qatar’s wealth. Lots of countries have fossil fuels, but few…

  • How to Interview for a Job in American English, part 5/5
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    How to Interview for a Job in American English, part 5/5

    You’re hired! Two words everyone loves to hear. But before we hear those words comes (dun dun duuuuhn!) the interview. Today’s video is part five in a five-part series that is all about preparing for a job interview. This is the last video in a five-part series on preparing for an interview. In the previous videos, we’ve gone over how to prepare your answers for common interview questions. Today we’ll discuss things like body language, humor, and expression, and how to use them to your advantage in an interview. First, let’s look at the complete mock interview from the series. What do you notice about how I present myself, and…

  • Mindfulness, Humility & Holistic Approach to Education: Gadadhara Pandit Dasa at TEDxTeachersCollege
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    Mindfulness, Humility & Holistic Approach to Education: Gadadhara Pandit Dasa at TEDxTeachersCollege

    Translator: Rhonda Jacobs Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Good morning. They asked us to wear solid colors, so I thought I’d put on orange for the occasion. (Laughter) This morning I’d like to speak a little bit about mindfulness, humility, and a holistic approach to education. And as I share my thoughts on these topics with you, I thought I could also take a moment to share a little bit about my journey which led me to monastic life, which is something I’m assuming is on a lot of your minds. As a Hindu monk, I wear orange robes, have a shaved head, and some markings on my forehead, which…