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Turning Kids Into Grown-Ups. Parenting is fraught with uncertainty, changing with each generation. This hour, TED speakers share ideas about raising kids and how — despite our best efforts — we're probably still doing it wrong. Guests include former Stanford dean Julie Lythcott-Haims, former firefighter Caroline Paul, author Peggy Orenstein, psychologist Dr. Aala El-Khani, and poet Sarah Kay.
Parenting Doesn't Matter (Or Not As Much As You Think). The multibillion-pound parenting industry tells us we can all shape our children to be joyful, resilient and successful. But what if it’s all bunk? Intelligence Squared are bringing together a panel of top geneticists and parenting experts to explore just how important parenting is.Arguing in favour of the motion are Robert Plomin, Psychologist and Professor of Behavioural Genetics at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London; and Stuart Ritchie, Lecturer in the Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London.Arguing against the motion were Susan Pawlby, a developmental Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with mothers and babies both in clinical and research contexts; and Ann Pleshette Murphy, a therapist, parenting counsellor and advocate for young children and their families.The debate was chaired by Xand van Tulleken, a medical doctor and broadcaster who has presented numerous shows for the BBC and Channel 4, often alongside his identical twin brother Chris. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rahul Moodgal - Master Fund Raiser (Capital Allocators, EP.87). Rahul Moodgal has spent 20 years as a fund raiser across long only strategies, hedge funds, fund of funds, customized solutions, start-ups, and non-profits. Collectively, Rahul has raised and helped raise $60 billion for firms since 2005. He started his career in the industry at powerhouse TT International, and later joined The Children’s Investment Fund (TCI) where he led the marketing effort that raised $20 billion in just 3½ years. Within TCI’s affiliate model, Rahul also was responsible for the largest India fund raise in history ($1 billion for TCI New Horizon Fund), and the largest sector fund launch in history ($1.1 billion for Algebris Investments). Our conversation covers capital raising lessons learned from teaching, the value of transparency, the gold rush before 2008, the lean times afterwards, modern fee structures, the three key points to effective marketing, the three traits that will kill you, the two biggest issues start-up funds face, the best questions asked by leading allocators, and some of the worst horror stories in attempted capital raising. We close comparing by fund raising for charities and investment firms. Learn More Discuss show and Read the Transcript Join Ted's mailing list at CapitalAllocatorsPodcast.com Join the Capital Allocators Forum Write a review on iTunes Follow Ted on twitter at @tseides For more episodes go to CapitalAllocatorsPodcast.com/Podcast
Vanguard's Joe Davis Discusses Global Economics (Podcast). Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Joseph H. Davis, global chief economist at The Vanguard Group. Davis is also head of Vanguard's investment strategy group and a member of the senior portfolio management team for Vanguard's fixed income group, which oversees more than $500 billion in assets under management. He earned his doctorate in macroeconomics and finance at Duke University.
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Rank #1: Skills 360 – Top 10 Business English Skills (2). https://traffic.libsyn.com/bizpod/360.74-Business-English-Skills-2.mp3Welcome back to Business English Skills 360 for today’s lesson on the top 10 business English skills. In our last lesson, I focused on small talk and English conversation skills such as expressing opinions, asking questions, rejecting ideas, and getting action. Of course, “conversation” is what comes to mind when someone talks about language skills. But a lot of our English communication is not conversation, per se. Your skill set has to include a lot more than expressing opinions, agreeing, disagreeing, and making small talk. Imagine for a second that you’re delivering a presentation in English or conducting a training session. What kind of skills do you need in those situations? Well, one thing you need to master is talking about how something happens or how something is done. By that I mean describing a process or giving instructions. The key skill here is what we call sequencing, or putting your ideas in a logical order and making that order clear to your audience. To do this, you might use simple words like “first,” “second,” “third,” “next,” and “finally.” But you might also use expressions like “at this point,” “meanwhile,” and “subsequently.” Using this kind of language helps you organize your ideas, and you’ll be less likely to lose your audience. Connecting words aren’t limited to processes and instructions. Adept English speakers will use all sorts of words to connect their ideas and structure a good argument. Think about proposing an idea to your boss. Will you rattle on and hope he picks up the thread of what you’re trying to say? Or will you present a cohesive and persuasive argument using expressions like “because of this,” “therefore,” “nevertheless,” and “furthermore?” Now I am not suggesting that you pepper your speech with these kinds of words just to sound intelligent. There’s a time and place for these formal expressions. But the importance of organizing your ideas holds true in any situation. And in more casual circumstances, you can simply rely more on simpler words like “and,” “but,” and “so.”Besides presentations or training, another important situation with a special skill set is bargaining, or negotiating in English. And I’m not just talking about high-level talks on corporate partnerships or negotiating a major business deal. Any situation that involves give and take, cooperation, or compromise involves a kind of bargaining.Maybe you and a colleague are trying to design a website together. Or you and your boss are trying to figure out a work schedule. Or you are trying to get two of your employees to agree on a project budget. These are all situations that demand bargaining skills. You need to acknowledge both sides and propose trade-offs. Often this requires you to make conditional sentences, using words like “if,” “unless,” and “as long as.” And if those statements are hypothetical, you’ll have to make sure you get a handle on important helping verbs like “would” and “could.” I’ve talked a lot today about organizing your ideas, and about situations that require clarity of information. This brings me to another essential skill: summarizing. What happens after you’ve presented a clear and logical argument, or you’ve negotiated a compromise in a meeting? Well, you need to ensure everyone can latch on to the main ideas. That’s when you summarize. You might hear a summary introduced with expressions like “to sum up,” or “let’s recap briefly.” But the real skill is figuring out what those main ideas or points are and then stating them concisely. You can’t repeat everything that was said verbatim. You need to distill only what is essential and paraphrase ideas appropriately. Now before I do exactly that with my own ideas for this lesson, I’ve got one more essential but challenging skill for you: speaking clearly. You probably know some people who seem to just have a knack for clear speech. But it’s not just innate talent. You can learn to sound clear too, if you put in the time and effort. So practice correct pronunciation. Try to enunciate clearly, even when it doesn’t feel natural for your mouth to make certain shapes or sounds. It gets easier with practice. But if you mumble, or don’t make the effort to try to produce the right sounds and intonation, then it doesn’t matter what you say, because people won’t be able to understand you. Now how about that summary? I’ve covered five essential skills for every ace English speaker. First, there’s the ability to present a sequence or step-by-step instructions. Next is the skill of connecting your ideas logically. Then there’s bargaining and summarizing. And finally, you need to work on your pronunciation and intonation.Lesson Resources: Lesson Module | Quiz & Vocab | PDF Transcript
Rank #2: Skills 360 – Top 10 Business English Skills (1). https://traffic.libsyn.com/bizpod/360.73-Business-English-Skills-1.mp3 Welcome back to Business English Skills 360 for today’s lesson on the business English skills everyone needs in order to be successful. As any guru worth his weight in salt will tell you, business is all about relationships. That means connecting with new people, and maintaining good relations with people in your existing network. And one of the ways we do this is through small talk. We call it small talk because it’s not about big important business topics. It’s about things like the weekend, the weather, sports, or family. Making small talk in English allows us to connect with people, find out more about them, and set a mood. This kind of conversation involves a back and forth of simple comments, questions, and answers. You need to show interest in the other person, but also reveal a bit about yourself. And it’s important to stick to topics that are common to both people. Once you’ve broken the ice with small talk, then you can move on to bigger topics. And that’s where you bring in the skill of expressing opinions in English. Exactly how you do that depends on the situation. If you’re in a meeting and want to add your perspective, you might just introduce it with an expression like “the way I see things” or “as far as I’m concerned.” But if you’re making a suggestion or pitching an idea, there are a couple of ways to go about it. You might do it carefully with words like “perhaps” or “maybe” or “we could.” Or, if you want to state something more confidently, you can use stronger words like “have to” or “should.” The important thing here is that you assess the situation and adapt your language accordingly. After all, English conversation isn’t just about speaking; it’s also about listening, and that leads me to asking questions. I don’t just mean “yes or no” questions. I mean substantive questions that show that you’re listening and engaged. This also includes discerning and sincere questions about people’s ideas. This is a big part of being an active listener, which means listening to understand, not just listening to respond. Of course, being a good listener doesn’t mean being a yes-man. Participating in a meeting or negotiations in English requires the ability to reject ideas. And that’s not as simple as saying “no” or “I disagree.” Most situations require a more nuanced or careful approach. But be careful with this kind of softening language. If you’re in a position to say no or reject something, be clear about it. You can still be diplomatic without waffling. To do that, you can comment on the positive aspects of the idea, or the intention behind them, before saying “no.” Rejecting ideas effectively is one aspect of being decisive and getting results. And that brings me to one last skill I want to mention today: getting people to take action. You’ve probably been in an English meeting where there was a lot of great discussion, but no real action points. So you need to learn how to delegate effectively. Alright, so we’ve looked at five essential business English skills. Let’s do a quick recap: you need to know how to make small talk, express opinions, and ask good questions. At the same time, you need to be able to reject ideas and get action from people. Lesson Resources: Lesson Module | Quiz & Vocab | PDF Transcript
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Rank #2: 606. The English Seaside (with James). 606. The English Seaside (with James) Explaining and describing the culture of the English seaside experience, with James. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-9T6 italki offer https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk I'm coming to the LEPster meetup on Sunday 28 July 2019. See you there? Where? The Fitzroy Tavern near Oxford Street & Tottenham Court Road. Full address is 16 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2LY. Put the postcode into your google maps app (or equivalent) and it should direct you there. When - 2PM on Sunday 28 July (that’s this coming Sunday) The host is Zdenek Lukas - you’ll recognise him in the pub because he will be the guy with the board games. If you’re coming please just send Zdenek an email to let him know you’ll be there so he has an idea of how many people to expect. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Rank #1: IELTS Speaking Band 7 – Lexical Resource. In this tutorial you will learn: How to use complex (less common, idiomatic) vocabulary and paraphrase to achieve Band 7 in Lexical Resource in the Speaking exam This will help you in your IELTS Speaking exam because: The use of less common, idiomatic vocabulary, collocation and choosing style well for your answer will get you a good IELTS band score Knowing how to paraphrase effectively will help you avoid repeating yourself and sound accurate You will see examples of inappropriate vocabulary use and learn how to correct them IELTS descriptors indicate that in order to achieve Band 7 in Lexical Resource, the candidate needs to •uses vocabulary resource flexibly to discuss a variety of topics •uses some less common and idiomatic vocabulary and shows some awareness of style and collocation, with some inappropriate choices •uses paraphrases effectively In this tutorial we will explain and illustrate these features and suggest strategies to improve errors. First, let’s examine a sample answer to a Part 2 question. Describe a kind of weather you like. You should say: What kind of weather it is What you usually do during this weather How this weather affects your mood Why you like this type of weather Well, I relish low temperature weather because it is a rare event in my city where I live, you know, since our city is near the equator, so it’s really hot and humid during the year. Therefore, I always look forward to December when the weather is cooler and a little bit cold or windy. It’s my time; during this weather I usually desire lying on the bench in my garden, watching the sky and sipping my hot coffee with joy and pleasure. As I can do what I can’t in the dry season, I’m always like on cloud nine whenever this cold comes. I enjoy doing all the stuff under this kind of weather, especially with my mother, such as planting trees, looking at the clouds passing above me and going out without wearing a jacket. I think I never get bored about the cold due to the fact that it’s very comfortable to work and study. Besides, when this type of weather turns up, it means that an interesting series of holidays will come soon like Christmas and New Year, which are the time for family. This is a good answer that fits some of the descriptors for Band 7. Let’s have a closer look why and which ones. The examinee does use vocabulary resource flexibly to discuss a variety of topics. We can see a good range used with confidence and ease to denote places, weather, feelings and attitudes, most of which are used effectively in the answer. Further, the speaker uses some less common (equator, humid, passing above, planting) and idiomatic vocabulary (on cloud nine, look forward to) appropriately and naturally. They also show some awareness of style and collocation, with some inappropriate choices. Here we are going to explain what style and collocation are and what it means to make inappropriate choices in vocabulary use. Style is a property of a text which may be informal, neutral, formal, or, depending on the type of our listener. We usually speak to acquaintances, friends and family in an informal style. To people we encounter for the first time or to a mixed audience we speak in a neutral style. To a superior, a professor, a person we deeply respect, or in a highly professional or academic context we speak in a formal style. So, the choice of vocabulary will vary greatly depending on the person that we choose to talk to. Overall, this sample answer maintains an informal style, look at vocabulary like you know, I’m always like on cloud nine, stuff, get bored, turns up. Still we can see the use of such neutral words and phrases as look forward to, a little bit cold, enjoy, comfortable, sipping my coffee. This mixture is appropriate as neutral vocabulary may be mixed with either the informal or the formal one, but certainly not with both at the same time. And this is exactly what we see – a few formal words that do not belong here due to style (therefore, desire, due to the fact that). They will need to be replaced by appropriate neutral or informal choices. Yet, these are not the only vocabulary errors in this answer. There is also some misuse of collocations. This term describes the likelihood of two words going together, like, for instance a good job or a wonderful occasion. There are some good examples used properly in the answer (a rare event, sipping my coffee, the dry season), mixed with less appropriate use of collocation (relish low temperature, under this kind of weather, an interesting series of holidays). You will see these corrected in the final version of the answer. Finally, the candidate mostly uses paraphrase effectively but again, with some omissions. To paraphrase means to say the same thing in other words. Repeating the same wording all over again in your answers is not only irritating and boring, it will also lower your exam mark. Make sure you find appropriate ways to say the same ideas in other ways yet check that the words can be used that way together! Here are some successful examples of paraphrase from this answer: low temperature successfully rephrases cold weather, cooler is a good alternative for cold, watching the sky is replaced by looking at the clouds passing above me. However, it is a rare event in my city and since our city is near the equator reuse the word city, which could be changed. Also, as I can do what I can’t sounds quite repetitive and unnatural and thus needs to be rephrased. You will see these corrected in the final version of the answer. So, here is the final, corrected sample answer. See what corrections were made. Well, I relish enjoy low temperature weather because it is a rare event in my city where I live, you know, since our city is near the equator, so it’s really hot and humid during the year. Therefore, This is why I always look forward to December when the weather is cooler and a little bit cold or windy. It’s my time; during this weather I usually desire prefer lying on the bench in my garden, watching the sky and sipping my hot coffee with joy and pleasure. As I can do what I can’t typically wouldn’t be able to in the dry season, I’m always like on cloud nine whenever this cold comes. I enjoy doing all the stuff things under in this kind of weather, especially with my mother, such as planting trees, looking at the clouds passing above me and going out without wearing a jacket. I think I never get bored about with the cold due to the fact that because it’s very comfortable to work and study. Besides, when this type of weather turns up, it means that an interesting series of long-awaited holidays will come soon, like Christmas and New Year, which are the time for family. You can download or listen to the audio version here: |Direct Download Here | Stitcher | iTunes | Spotify | Soundcloud | Transcript | The post IELTS Speaking Band 7 – Lexical Resource appeared first on IELTS Podcast.
Rank #2: Advanced IELTS Speaking Techniques: Emphatic Structure (part 1 of 2). In this tutorial you will learn: The importance of emphatic structure How to use it IELTS specific examples This will help you in your IELTS speaking exam because: You will develop a range of complex structures to use when you’re answering questions in parts 1, 2 and 3. One way to raise the level of your English, when you are taking the IELTS speaking exam, is by using emphatic structure and inversion. As well as making your English sound more sophisticated, these structures let you avoid being repetitive and show the examiner that you can use complex English appropriately. It is these things which will help lift your level and allow you to get a higher band score. Using Cleft Sentences for emphasis A cleft sentence is basically a sentence which is in two parts because it has two verbs. It is particularly useful in IELTS speaking as it helps add emphasis. During the speaking test you will almost certainly be asked to talk about things you like, or why you do/did something. Cleft sentences are perfect to use in these situations. Look at the sentences below: I really like going to the cinema with my friends What I really like is going to the cinema with my friends The second sentence emphasises the information we want our listener to focus on. Therefore, it demonstrates that you can use more complex English structures to communicate more effectively. Form: What-clauses… The reason (why)… The thing (that)… The person (who)… The place (where)… The time (which/when)… Example: I feel most content in my family home. ‘Normal’ sentence The place where I feel most content is my family home. Emphatic sentence Grammatically, we put the person, place or thing at the beginning of the sentence. Then we use the verb ‘be’ and the emphasised phrase. Let’s take a look at some additional examples. What I like the most is summer. The reason that I am learning English is to get a job in hospitality. The place (where) I most enjoyed going was to my grandparent’s house. The people I try to avoid are the ones who are too cynical. The thing restaurants need to remember is that not everyone eats meat. The music that I hate the most is modern jazz. From the last four examples, we can see that we often use this structure to express an emotive response or reaction. The verbs- enjoy, dislike, adore, hate, like, loathe, love, need, prefer, want, etc., are often used in these types of sentences. How to use it in IELTS Speaking Part 1 You will almost certainly be asked questions about either your likes or dislikes or your opinions about things. Typical questions could include: What kind of music do you like? Do you think it is better for children to grow up in the city or the countryside? Look at the way you can use emphasis and inversion below: What I really enjoy the most is… The thing I like about the country is…. How to use it in IELTS Speaking Part 2 Look at the way you can use emphasis and inversion to answer the question below: Describe a piece of art you like. You should say: What the work is. When you first saw it. What you know about it And explain why you like it The piece of work that I like the most is Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh. I first saw it when I went to the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam. What I love about it is the…… How to use it in IELTS Speaking Part 3 Now let’s look at a sample question for part 3 and how you can use the same structure to answer the question. Examiner: How has art changed in the last few decades in your country? Candidate: The thing that has most changed in the last few decades is the concept of art. Nowadays people consider graffiti as art. The place where this is most obvious is in big cities like New York and London. The structures that we have looked at will help improve your English and learning them will also give you useful phrases which you can almost certainly use in the IELTS speaking exam. Knowing some of them, and how they are used, gives you a template for answering questions, and you should not find yourself in a situation where you can’t think of anything to say. To help you internalise and learn faster these cleft sentences and emphatic structures, I’ve prepared a brief recording of a sample task 2. Once again, if you can guess the accent of the speaker then email us your guess, the first five correct answers will get an essay correction for free! Describe a piece of art you like. You should say: What the work is. When you first saw it. What you know about it And explain why you like it Well to be honest, I must admit I am not a massive art fan, however, the piece of art I love the most would most definitely be by the English artist called Banksy. He is quite a mysterious and secretive artist yet he’s reached global stardom. I should mention that I haven’t actually seen his work in real life, the place I saw it was on the internet, if I recall correctly. What I know about it is that last year this specific piece of art was put up for auction in London, and at the exact time it was sold, it started to self destruct. Hidden inside the frame was a shredder, and the artwork dropped through the internal shredder and was pretty much destroyed. The reason why I like it so much is because this was a truly unique point in art history. Nothing like this had ever been done before. I think the art work immediately shot up in value after this incident. You can download or listen to the audio version here: |Direct Download Here | Stitcher | iTunes | Spotify | Soundcloud | Transcript | Did you know we cover similar IELTS material in the online course? Above are the chapters from the Speaking Confidence course, which is included in our famous IELTS course: Jump to Band 7 or it’s Free. The post Advanced IELTS Speaking Techniques: Emphatic Structure (part 1 of 2) appeared first on IELTS Podcast.
Rank #1: Ping-pong and the riddle of victory | Pico Iyer. Growing up in England, Pico Iyer was taught that the point of a game was to win. Now, some 50 years later, he's realized that competition can be "more like an act of love." In this charming, subtly profound talk, he explores what regular games of ping-pong in his neighborhood in Japan have revealed about the riddle of winning -- and shows why not knowing who's won can feel like the ultimate victory.
Rank #2: The power to think ahead in a reckless age | Bina Venkataraman. In a forward-looking talk, author Bina Venkataraman answers a pivotal question of our time: How can we secure our future and do right by future generations? She parses the mistakes we make when imagining the future of our lives, businesses and communities, revealing how we can reclaim our innate foresight. What emerges is a surprising case for hope -- and a path to becoming the "good ancestors" we long to be.
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Rank #1: Why the insect brain is so incredible - Anna Stöckl. The human brain is one of the most sophisticated organs in the world, a supercomputer made of billions of neurons that control all of our senses, thoughts, and actions. But there was something Charles Darwin found even more impressive: the brain of an ant, which he called “one of the most marvelous atoms of matter in the world.” Anna Stöckl takes us inside the tiny but mighty insect brain.
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Rank #1: The Economist asks: Could a woman oust Donald Trump in 2020?. Final episode of a three-part series. Anne McElvoy explores the potential impact of the female vote in America's next presidential election. Democratic pollster Celinda Lake discusses how recent sexual-harassment allegations could shape future political contests. Mary Jordan, contributor to a biography about the role of women in Donald Trump's ascendancy, explains why Ivanka was so key to his success. And author Rebecca Traister on why women voting for Trump wasn't really surprising at all For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Money talks: Company politics. We ask not whether companies will play a more political role but how expansive that role might be? And, how cheese tells us all we need to know about the economics of trade. Also, how giving your company a Chinese name is tricky business. Simon Long hosts. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy