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Engelska 5: TED - Ideas worth spreading (EK21)

Skapad 2021-01-08 12:38 i Birgittaskolan gymnasium Linköping
TED.com is a non-profit organization whose mission is to share ideas worth spreading. Their platform gives people around the globe an oppertunity to listen to short, powerful lectures by influential speakers from various fields. “TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.” - TED.com


During this assignment you are going to listen to/watch a TED-talk of your choice. Your task is to find a talk that has a topic which appeals to you, and which you would like to know more about. You are going to write a text in which you will summarize the main points of the TED-talk, as well as give your opinion about its content and message. Once you have completed these two steps you will read and give feedback on a classmates summary and response.


While working on this subject area you will improve your vocabulary, as well as your listening and writing skills. Additionally you will develop your ability to summarize, give opinion and feedback.


During the upcoming weeks you will:

  • Listen to a selected TED-talk
  • Work with relevant vocabulary
  • Write a summary
  • Write a response
  • Give feedback

Learning objectives for this subject area:

  • Understand spoken English
  • Learn how to write a clear and objective summary
  • Learn how to use reporting verbs
  • Learn how to write a response
  • Peer feedback

Key concepts

  • Summary
  • Response
  • Peer feedback


Summary and response text

Preliminary plan:







Introduction to subject area

Work with handout:

Community Voices based on the TED-talk Before I die I want to...




Discuss topics in pairs and browse TED.com

Choose a talk and watch/listen.

Work with vocabulary


How to write a summary

Watch the talk again and take notes of key points.

Work on summary





How to write a response




How to give feedback

Peer feedback

Last day to finish work with TED-talks.

N.B. The above schedule is a preliminary plan, and might be altered if needed.