Keren Elazari: Hackers – The Internet’s Immune System

‘For the past three decades, hackers have done a lot of things, but they have also impacted civil liberties, innovation and Internet freedom, so I think it’s time we take a good look at how we choose to portray them, because if we keep expecting them to be the bad guys, how can they be the heroes too?’

Level Goals Themes
Upper-intermediate Cleft sentences Hacking & Hacktivism
Advanced Technology vocabulary The Internet
Technology

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Chris Kluwe: How augmented reality will change sports and build empathy

‘I believe we can use augmented reality as a way to foster more empathy within the human species itself, by literally showing someone what it looks like to walk a mile in another person’s shoes.’

Level Goals Themes
Intermediate Future time clauses Technology & Ethics
Upper-intermediate Technology & business vocab Sports & business
Advanced Equality & empathy

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Sanjay Dastoor: A skateboard, with a boost (Teens)

“Next time you think about a vehicle, I hope, like us, you’re thinking about something new.” 

Level Goals Themes
Pre-intermediate Comparatives & Superlatives Technology
Vocab Skateboarding & Transport
Energy & Environment

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Taylor Wilson: Yup, I Built a Nuclear Fusion Reactor

“I started out with a dream to make a star in a jar, and I ended up … making things that I think can change the world.”

Level Goals Themes
Intermediate Basic future tenses Renewable energy
Upper-Intermediate Future perfect Nuclear power
Advanced Vocab (Science) Education

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