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TED – CONFERENCES BY REMARKABLE PEOPLE

October 23, 2010
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There is a really, really interesting internet page that you may already know. It’s called TED, and it allows listening to talks by remarkable people, free to everybody. This is the internet page:

http://www.ted.com/

TED (Technology Entertainment and Design) is a global set of conferences curated by the American private non-profit Sapling Foundation, formed to disseminate “ideas worth spreading”. Since June 2006, the talks have been offered for free viewing online, under a Creative Commons license, through TED.com. As of July 2010, over 700 talks are available free online.

Have you ever heard Bono (U2), Bill Gates, Al Gore, Michelle Obama and many more important people speaking?. Don’t lose the opportunity!.

In this page you can choose different themes or search for singular speakers. Furthermore, most of the videos allow us to see subtitles in several languages, and of course you can see the videos in full screen view.

I recognize that the level of spoken English is advanced and a bit technical in some cases, but we have a great opportunity to improve our English at the same time we listen to influential people.

Let me introduce you to this page with a conference by Bill Clinton. It’s simply brilliant (choose English subtitles if you can’t follow the speaking).

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. marisadedios permalink*
    October 23, 2010 8:33 pm

    Thank you Boris for this post. Yes, we have several Ted Talks published in the blog and I agree with you they are extremely interesting. I have watched Clinton’s talk. We live in a very unfair world and much more could be done, don’t you think?

  2. Trini Sayas permalink
    October 24, 2010 6:18 pm

    Hi Boris! I´ve liked so much your post, we can heard (and read) remarkable people and go improving our listening, and what is more important , we can know their personal opnion about world and life

  3. Boris permalink
    October 25, 2010 10:55 am

    I`ve chosen Bill Clinton’s Conference as introduction because it reminds us a problem that seems to have been forgotten in the last two or three years. Because of the famous crisis, we only worry about ourselves and tend to forget the increasing poverty all around the world. Maybe his body language is not remarkable, but his words are full of ideas and meanings.

  4. Vicent permalink
    November 14, 2010 12:47 pm

    Hi everybody.
    Thanks Boris for your information.
    This kind of sites are the ones which I love more than any other, in fact I’ve added the site to my favorite list and I’ve also registered in TED.com.
    On the other hand, I’ve not only watched the video you posted but also I’ve watched another three. The first one from Tim Jackson, the second one from Loretta Napoleoni and finally, by now, the third one form Laurice Santos. If you look for them, you’ll find in the economics’ tag.
    Topics about economics are the ones in which I’m very interested. I like to listen the point of view from remarcable people which has an independent and critic opinion in order to balance the point of view you can get whe you listen our distinguish politiciasns.
    In my opinion TED.com is an extremely interesting place where you can find whatever topic you are interested in, so I suggest to visit it to everyone because in addition to the large number of subjects you can listen, you can read the subtitles in different languages, like English, Spanish an Catalan. It`s really wonderful.

  5. Vicent permalink
    November 14, 2010 12:58 pm

    I’m sorry, but I forgot to mention in my last post a similar site which I know, http://www.fora.tv , where you can watch tv programs with remarcable people talking or discussing about a lot of subjects, however in this site there’s no subtitles but the speakers speak more slowly than the ones who speak in TED.com
    Bye, bye

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