Watch the TED talk and make notes
Use a TED talk by Per Espen Stoknes, to analyze using note making skills first, followed by summary writing skills. The video might be played in 4 parts as suggested below.
- Play the video, ‘How to Transform Apocalyptic Fatigue into Action on Global Warming’ by Per Espen Stoknes, in 4 parts. The reason for breaking this into parts is that each part forms one subsection of the talk, and the talk itself is about 15 minutes long, so for the students to take notes for the entire talk at one go may be overwhelming.
- If you are not very comfortable with the accent of the speaker or with the English language itself, you can slow the speed of the talk using the speed button on the link.
- Part 1: 00:00 – 02:00 minutes
- Part 2: 02:01 – 07:19 minutes
- Part 3: 07:20 – 11:25 minutes
- Part 4: 11:26 – 15:00 minutes
- Between each sub-section, take 3-5 minutes to check with the students if they can understand the talk and discuss what they are taking down in the form of notes. It is important to remind them to write down key words as they appear on screen, a few words to help them remember an example, and the primary argument being made in that subsection. If they have not understood a term, you may need to explain it.
- You may also note down these key points. This subsection-wise discussion should help you to fill in the gaps that you might have had from own listening.
TED talk video, ‘How to Transform Apocalyptic Fatigue into Action on Global Warming’ by Per Espen Stoknes