雅思口语part2话题卡：Describe an interesting talk or lecture 有趣的演讲
Describe an interesting talk or lecture
You should say:
When you heard it
Where you heard it
What it was about
And explain why you think it was interesting
I am going to talk about an interesting lecture that I heard 3 years ago. It is still vivid in my mind. Back then I was eager to improve my English and my teacher recommended a lot of materials and websites, which might be useful. One of them is TED, a website where various people share their experience, research, and knowledge. Its motto is “ideas worth spreading”.
I spent a great deal of time on it. This article is from Laokaoya website. Do not copy or repost it. Every day, I browsed through hundreds of lectures, trying to find something that aroused my interest. Then I found one lecture that ranked first at the list of the most played.
It is about how people’s attention works. Every day, our brain receives enormous information, most of which is useless. So during the process of evolution, our brain has gradually developed a filter mechanism. It rules out a lot of things unconsciously so that we can focus on a specific issue. However, the drawback of this mechanism is that it disables us from doing two things at the same time.
The interesting thing about this lecture is that the lecturer illustrates this by showing how picking pocket works. Through distracting people and making them focus on what he is saying, he takes belongings from them without being noticed. It was amazing.
Part 3 追加问题
In what occasion would you be a good listener?
Is listening to speeches important to children?
What is required to be a good public speaker?
Will Chinese people feel nervous when it comes to public speaking?