|Upper-intermediate||Cleft sentences||Hacking & Hacktivism|
|Advanced||Technology vocabulary||The Internet|
|Intermediate||Future time clauses||Technology & Ethics|
|Upper-intermediate||Technology & business vocab||Sports & business|
|Advanced||Equality & empathy|
“If you can’t think a thought, you are stuck. But if another language can think that thought, then, by cooperating, we can achieve and learn so much more.”
|Upper-intermediate||The Second Conditional||The English language|
|Advanced||Vocabulary||Globalization & Cultural Loss|
“There’s a flip side to everything,” the saying goes, and in 2 minutes, Derek Sivers shows this is true in a few ways you might not expect.
Through his new project, MuckWork, Derek Sivers wants to lessen the burdens (and boredom) of creative people.
|Pre-intermediate (high)||Modals of speculation||Cultural difference|
|Intermediate||Modals of deduction||Innovation and inspiration|
“We can design new materials, new products, and new facilities. We need to move past just killing animals as a resource to something more civilized and evolved. Perhaps we are ready for something literally and figuratively more cultured.”
“So, if you’re in the audience today, or maybe you’re watching this talk in some other time or place, you are a participant in the digital rights ecosystem. Whether you’re an artist, a technologist, a lawyer or a fan, the handling of copyright directly impacts your life.”
|Advanced||Mixed conditionals||Morals and ethics|
|Proficiency||Modal verbs of obligation||Cultural difference|
|Fluent||Academic debate||Religion and philosophy|
NB: Possibly controversial talk depending on the nature of your class.