Thursday, May 10, 2012

PRACTISE LISTENING WITH TED VIDEOS




"If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she's gonna call me Point B ... " began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis -- from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York's Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E. -- and gives two breathtaking performances of "B" and "Hiroshima."

"I use poetry to help me work through what I don’t understand, but I show up to each new poem with a backpack full of everywhere else that I’ve been.” (Sarah Kay)

Note: Students should grab this opportunity to practise their listening skills and expand their vocabulary by clicking on the 'interactive transcript' option under the red buttons.

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