キャロル・キャドウォラダー:ブレグジットにおけるFacebookの役割とは ― 民主主義に対する脅威


Part 1 (Comprehension Questions with Sample Answer):

  1. What good facilities did the European Union fund in Ebbw Vale?
  2. How many percent of people voted to leave the European Union?
  3. What reasons did the man whom the lecturer met in front of the sports center say of why he voted to leave the European Union?
  4. Where did the entire referendum take place, according to the lecturer?
  5. Who did the parliament ask multiple times to come to Britain and to give the answers about the referendum that happened in Britain?
  6. What kind of lie was set as an example of misinformation found on Facebook about leaving the European Union?
  7. According to the lecturer, what was the biggest danger in South Wales 100 years ago?
  8. What seems to disrupts electoral laws?
  9. What affects the decisions of the people when it comes to leaving the European Union?
  10. What does the lecturer say about democracy in a technologically advanced world?

Part 2 (Express Yourself Questions):

  1.  Do you have a Facebook account?
  2. How often do you check your Facebook account?
  3. How many friends do you have on Facebook?
  4. What do you do on Facebook?
  5. What’s the best thing about Facebook?
  6. What’s something you don’t like about Facebook?
  7. What type of political system does your country have?
  8. Does the Internet promote democracy?
  9. What has been the impact of the Internet on the democratic process?
  10. What role does social media play in politics?
  11. How does social media affect public policy?
  12. Do you know any story about a problem because of Facebook?
  13. How do you protect your privacy on Facebook?
  14. How does facebook affect juveniles all over the world?
  15. How can facebook be a means for crimes?
  16. What do you think will happen if facebook will shut down suddenly and would never come back?
  17. Do you think people now are too obsessed on using social networking sites?
  18. How did facebook affect or change your life?
  19. What are the advantages of facebook in our society?
  20. What limitations should be set for using facebook?

Part 3 (Activity):

Vocabulary Match



Part 1 (Comprehension Questions with Sample Answer):

  1. According to the lecture, what is so disappointing about the way people use computers?
  2. What was he title of the book that the lecturer read when he was a teenager?
  3. In the particular example of an orchid which can communicate to you through images and sounds, what didn’t it want?
  4. What was the idea called “Can a tailor make a wearable?” about?
  5. DO tailors who are traditionalists, particularly in Savile Row, use computers?
  6. What do traditionalist-tailors use?
  7. What was the example of wearable technology that the lecturer      presented and wearing?
  8. So, what have the audience and the lecturers proved after presenting the example of a wearable technology?
  9. When this technology happens, what would be the makers of things start to think about?
  10. How long have the lecturer and his team been working on this project?

 Part 2 (Express Yourself Questions):

  1. How often do you use computers and what do you use them for?
  2. Are computers very important to people? Why?
  3. What are the common things you do with computers?
  4. How do you see computers 50 years from now?
  5. What are some of the greatest technological achievements you can observe in your city?
  6. What are the advantages of technology?
  7. What are the disadvantages of technology?
  8. Do you think technological advances are always good?
  9. How can they sometimes be bad and harmful?
  10. Does this technology prevent great “analog” thinking and learning?
  11. What do you think has been the most important new invention in the last  100 years?
  12. What is your favorite piece of technology you own?
  13. Give some examples of technology that have made the world worse.
  14. Talk about how technology has changed in your lifetime.
  15. How can countries help to create more inventors?
  16. Are there any new gadgets that you really want to get?
  17. What do you think will be the next biggest technological advance?
  18. Do you like new gadgets or do you prefer to use technology you are comfortable with?
  19. How have technological advances affected communication/ how we receive news/ the medical field/ education?
  20. Is there a piece of technology that you really want that doesn’t exist? (i.e. flying cars, teleportation, etc.)

Part 3 (Activity):

Vocabulary Match


Part 1 (Comprehension Questions with Sample Answer):


  1. What is the speaker envious of?
  2. Who is that engineering manager who was rejected by both Twitter and Facebook before cofounding WhatsApp?
  3. What is WhatsApp?
  4. What are the three ideas the speaker is taking forward?
  5. According to the speaker, what should we highlight in looking for a job?


Part 2 (Express Yourself Questions):


  1. What are some of the worst jobs you can think of?
  2. What are some of the best jobs you can think of?
  3. How long do you want to work?
  4. Is it better to be a boss or an employee? Why?
  5. What would be the most satisfying job for you?
  6. What is one of the most exciting jobs you can think of? How about one of the most boring jobs?
  7. What kind of job do you want to get in the future? What kind of tasks will you have to do?
  8. Do you think what job someone has determines who they are?
  9. What is the most dangerous job?
  10. How difficult is it to get a job in your country?
  11. What company is the best to work for?
  12. What kind of jobs have you had (part-time and full-time)?
  13. Are there many good job vacancies for you in your country?
  14. What is your dream job?
  15. Are there jobs that are only for women or only for men?
  16. How many jobs do you think you’ll have in your life?
  17. Are there any jobs you would refuse to do, regardless of the pay?
  18. Who has the best job in the world? Why do you think so?
  19. Do you often check the jobs ads in newspapers or on the Internet?
  20. What kinds of jobs interest you most and least?
  21. Is the job market in your country growing?
  22. Does everyone have equal job opportunities in your country?
  23. What’s the best way to pass job interviews?


Part 3 (Activity):

Vocabulary Match

  1. folks  2. Dismay  3. DNA 4. Photosynthesis 5. Strategy
  2. frustrated 7. Scratch  8. Overlooked 9. Critic 10. Augmenting
  3. psychologist 12. Pinterest 13. Monopoly 14. Platform 15. Launch

A. the set of nongenetic traits, qualities, or features that characterize a person or thing
B.  A person trained and educated to perform psychological research, testing, and therapy.
C. people in general
D. having a feeling of or filled with frustration; dissatisfied
E, the starting place, starting time, or status of a competitor in a handicap who has no allowance and no penalty
F. the complex process by which carbon dioxide, water, and certain inorganicsalts are converted into carbohydrates by green plants, algae, and certainbacteria, using energy
from the sun and chlorophyll
G. to start (a new venture) or promote (a new product)
H. to make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent; increase
I. an exclusive privilege to carry on a business, traffic, or service, granted by a government
J. to break down the courage of completely, as by sudden danger or trouble; dishearten thoroughly; daunt
K. a body of principles on which a person or group takes a stand in appealing to the public; program
L. a person who judges, evaluates, or criticizes
M. a plan, method, or series of maneuvers for obtaining a specific goal or result
N.   The brand name of a photo-bookmarking website and mobile application, launched in 2010.
O.  to fail to notice, perceive, or consider


Part 1 (Comprehension Questions with Sample Answer):


  1. According to the speaker, how are tones transformed into thoughts?
  2. How many languages did she say are spoken globally?
  3. Who said this strong statement, “To have a second language is to have a second soul”?
  4. An Aboriginal community in Australia that was mentioned in the speaker’s talk.
  5. Where do they (Kuuk Thaayorre people) live?
  6. What do they (Kuuk Thaayorre people) use instead of words?


Part 2 (Express Yourself Questions):


  1. How many languages can you speak “well”? How well can you read and write in those languages?
  2. How many languages can you speak “badly”? How well can you read and write in those languages?
  3. Is there any language which you don’t presently speak but which you would like to learn? Why does this language interest you?
  4. Can you think of any languages which you think sound aggressive, musical or have some other notable quality?
  5. How many languages are there in your country?
  6. It seems that languages are disappearing from the world every day and some people want to preserve them. What are your feelings about this?
  7. It is sometimes suggested that certain ideas can only be expressed in particular languages. Do you think this is true? Can you think of any examples?
  8. Do you think the world would be a better or a worse place if everybody spoke the same language? How would the world be better or worse in such a case?
  9. Does your language have many loan words from English? What are they?
  10. Do you know any loan words that English has acquired from your language?
  11. Apart from the vocabulary, in what ways does your language differ from English?
  12. How important is it to be able to speak English in your country?
  13. Why is it so easy for children to learn languages and so difficult for adults?
  14. Do you know anybody who learnt another language as a child? How? Why?
  15. When did you start learning your first foreign language?
  16. Which do you think is most important: thoroughly learning the grammar of a language or trying to use the language in real situations?
  17. Do you think you would be a good teacher of your native language? What skills do you think a language teacher needs?
  18. In your opinion, what is the best way to learn and practice a foreign language?
  19. Accents are very important in English culture. George Bernard Shaw once wrote: “It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him.” How associated are accents with social status in your country?


Part 3 (Activity):

Vocabulary Match

  1. hiss  2. Puff   3. Bizarre 4. Waltz   5. Quantum
  2. ancient  7. Aboriginal  8. Cognitive  9. Egocentric 10. Quirk

A. quantity or amount
B. to express disapproval or contempt by making this sound
C. a ballroom dance, in moderately fast triple meter, in which the dancers revolvein perpetual circles, taking one step to each beat
D.having or regarding the self or the individual as the center of all things
E.original or earliest known; native; indigenous
F. markedly unusual in appearance, style, or general character and often involving incongruous or unexpected elements; outrageously or whimsically strange; odd
G. a peculiarity of action, behavior, or personality; mannerism
H. of or relating to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning, as contrasted with emotional and volitional processes.
I. dating from a remote period; of great age
J. an act of inhaling and exhaling, as on a cigarette or pipe; whiff.


Part 1 (Comprehension Questions with Sample Answer):


  1. Based on the speaker’s talk; what does the new study say about drinking coffee?
  1. How much does the federal government spend on research every year?
  2. How many percent of that goes to public research universities as per National Science Foundation?
  1. In what year does she say that one of the companies made 1.5 billion dollars in profit?
  1. Who made an open-access research searchable and easier to find?


Part 2 (Express Yourself Questions):

1 What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘research’?
2 What would you like to research?
3 How important is research?
4 What are a few things you have researched recently?
5 Would you like to work as a researcher?
6 What would you like your government to spend more money on
7 What things do you think humans first started researching?
8 How many answers are there still to find and how many things still to
9 What are the biggest breakthroughs researchers have made recently?
10 Does research always lead to positive things?
11 What is market research? Do you like being surveyed by market
12 What are your views on stem cell research?
13 What do you think a medical researcher does on an average day?
14 What do you think about using animals for research?
15 Do you think that some research your government pays for is totally
16 Have you ever had to write a research paper?
17 Do you like online research?
18 A research project found out that teenagers were moody. What do you
think of people getting paid to find this out?
19 What piece of research would you like to do on your class/family/friends
20 Would you volunteer to be a guinea pig in laboratory research of new
medicines or medical treatments?

Part 3 (Activity):

Vocabulary Match


  1. blogger
  2. abstract
  3. legitimate
  4. pundit
  5. adjunct
  6. extraordinaire
  7. profit
  8. status quo
  9. paywall
  10. constituent

A. theoretical; not applied or practical
B.  a website containing a writer’s or group of
writers’ own experiences, observations, opinions,
etc., and often having images and links to other
C.  something added to another thing but not essential to it
D.  having power to frame or alter a political
constitution or fundamental law, distinguished
from lawmaking power
E. pecuniary gain resulting from the
employment of capital in any transaction
F. uncommon; remarkable
G.  a system in which access to all or part of
a website is restricted to paid subscribers
H.he existing state or condition
I.  n accordance with established rules,
principles, or standard
J.  a person who makes comments or judgments,
especially in an authoritative manner;
critic or commentator


Part 1 (Comprehension Questions with Sample Answer):


  1. What is the talk all about?


  1. What is the name of the sugar the speaker is talking about?


  1. What part of our body is being coated with this sugar?


  1. What type of cell have more sialic acid?


  1. What type of cell protects our body from diseases?


  1. In the picture slides shown by the speaker what color represents immune cells? Cancer cells?


  1. What kind of medicine does the speaker’s team are developing in their


  1. Who’s life was spared from malignant melanoma after taking new immune-stimulating drugs?


  1. How does these new immune-stimulating drugs treat our body from cancer?

10. What danger the sialic acid (sugar) has to do with our body?

Part 2 (Express Yourself Questions):


  1. What’s your blood type?


  1. Is it important to know our blood type?


  1. Does the blood type tell about the personality of an individual?


  1. Do you think Cancer is to be feared of?


  1. Is Cancer the most dangerous and deadliest sickness or disease?


  1. What will you do if you’ll find out you have a certain type of Cancer?


  1. How will you manage if a family member is diagnosed with a stage 3


  1. In your opinion, what’s the best prevention of any type of Cancer?


  1. Do you think cancer patient’s life is miserable or contented?

10. If given a chance to visit Cancer Patients’ Center or hospital, what would do to make them feel better?
11. Are you afraid to die?
12. What is your greatest fear?
13. How will we know that an individual is suffering from Cancer
without them telling us or us asking them?
14. Are you living a healthy lifestyle?
15. What is the most life-threatening disease you’ve encountered in
your life?
16. What defense mechanism do you know of cancer patients upon
their onset knowledge of the disease on their body?
17. Have you known any cancer patient who have been healed and
have a prolonged life even after the doctor concluded the number of years left for him to live?
18. How was it, in your opinion, to take care of a cancer patient?
19. Can we inherit cancer from our family or relatives?
20. What three things will you do if you only have 24-hours left to live
in this world?

Part 3 (Activity):    

Vocabulary Match
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Part 1 (Comprehension Questions with Sample Answer):


  1. What is AI?


  1. What is Todai Robot Project?


  1. What are the two different types of exams in the University of Tokyo?


  1. Can Todai Robot read and understand? Why?


  1. For the second stage of the exam which is written test, how many words are required to write?


  1. How does Todai answer a written test?


  1. Does Todai write a better essay than most of the students who took the exam?


  1. In the distribution gap that she shows with Todai and half a million students who took the same exam, how much percent does Todai got from the test? Is it capable to pass the exam?


  1. What is lacking about the AI?

10.  In her statement what is the real meaning of knowledge for most of the students?
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バーバラ・ナッターソン・ホロウィッツ: 獣医が知っていて医師が知らないこと

Part 1 (Comprehension Questions with Sample Answer):


  1. Who was the speaker in the speech?


  1. Horowitz was a cardiologist that specializes what?

3  What was the chimpanzee’s problem and what favor the veterinarian ask to Horowitz?

  1. Barbara Horowitz is currently working with two companies. What are those companies?


  1. According to the speech, physicians and veterinarians were essentially taking care of the same disorders in their animal and human patients. Name three disorders that were mentioned in the speech.


  1. How did Horowitz discuss the exciting connections of diagnoses between cardiologists and veterinarians about fear-induces heart failure?


  1. How did Horowitz tackle the exciting connections of diagnoses between cardiologists and veterinarians about self-injury?


  1. How did Horowitz tackle the exciting connections of diagnoses between cardiologists and veterinarians about postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis?


  1. According to the speech, what do you call a veterinarian who can only care of one species?

10. At Zoobiquity conferences, what can participants learn?

Part 2 (Express Yourself Questions)

  1. Should animals be kept in a zoo?


  1. Do you agree that a dog is a man’s best friend? Why?


  1. Have you ever seen a dog that helps people, such as one to assist a blind person or a policeman?


  1. Do you think people should buy and wear fur coats?


  1. Do you think it is acceptable to test cosmetics on animals?


  1. Do you agree with testing on animals to find new medicines?


  1. What do you think of hunting? Would you eat an animal that you killed yourself?


  1. Do you think the most important thing by which psychopaths can be recognized is their attitude toward animals? Explain why.


  1. Do you think it is a good pattern in general to judge people by their attitude toward animals? Explain why.

10. What do you think about GMO farm animals?
11.  Do you think people should be allowed to clone people or organs of people? Why?
12. Do you think that one-day science will find a way to make
people live forever? If so, do you think that that would be a good or a bad thing?
13. What do you think the worst disease to have would be?
14. What do you think about the health care system in your country? How could it be improved?
15. Do you think medicines are tested enough before they are put on the market?

Question: リサ・ジェノヴァ: アルツハイマー病を予防するために出来ること

Part 1 (Comprehension Questions ):

  1. What did she teasingly say to those who are thinking they don’t have Alzheimer’s disease?


  1. How does this disease create a fear according to the speaker?


  1. What is the point of connection of two neurons called?


  1. What is release from synapse?


  1. Who believe that the disease begins when amyloid beta begins to accumulate?


  1. What device can detect initial step into the disease?


  1. What took place after our microglia janitor cells become hyper-activated?


  1. According to the speaker, how likely is it for us to inherit Alzheimer’s from our parents?


  1. How do deep sleep affects our brain according to the speaker?

10. What do scientist believe, according to her, about the poor sleep hygiene?

Part 2 (Express Yourself Questions):

  1. Why do people forget?
  2. What is the difference between the long term and short-term memory?
  3. How do we avoid forgetfulness?
  4. What’s the worst scenario you have had about forgetfulness?
  5. Has a family member or relative forgotten your name or birthday?
  6. How do you think it feels taking care of someone who have Alzheimer’s disease?
  7. Do you consider of working as a caregiver?
  8. How should we deal with our loved ones who have the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease?
  9. Can anyone who violate the law could be excused once he said he has Alzheimer’s disease?
  10. What would you do if your husband forgets your wedding anniversary?
  11. What are common reactions of people who realized they have forgotten little or simple things thoughtlessly?
  12. Do you fear that someday your brain would deteriorate causing you to forget often?
  13. What is the most important thing in your life that you never want to forget?
  14. Can debts be easily forgotten?

15. Do mistakes bound to be forgotten?
16. Do you feel guilty if you forgot to greet a loved-one on his/her birthday?
17. Is it a crime if you forget to bring your driver’s license if caught by a traffic officer?
18. How serious is forgetfulness as our physical condition is concern?
19. Can forgetting lead a crime?
20. Why do toddlers’ long -term memory crucial for their growth and development?
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Question: ステイシー・スミス: ハリウッドに潜む性差別のデータ

Part 1 (Comprehension Questions ):


  1. What is the pressing social issue? 

2. Is storytelling important?

  1. Why is it important?


  1. What did she learn 10 years ago?


  1. How many investigations they’ve conducted?


  1. What is the good news for this crowd?


  1. Why is it so difficult to have female directors if they’re part of the solution?


  1. What are the wake of franchise successes examples?


  1. What if those A-listers simply added an equity clause or an inclusion rider into their contract?

10. What would happen if the next generation of audiences grew up with a whole different screen reality?

Part 2 (Express Yourself Questions):

  1. Do you like watching movies?
  2.  What kinds of movie are you interested in?
  3.  Have you ever seen a movie with a female lead character?
  4.  How do you think Japanese movies and Hollywood movies differ when it comes to gender roles?
  5.  Who is your favorite movie actor and actress?
  6.  Do you agree that films can not only transport us, but films can also transform us?
  7.  What comes to mind when you hear the word director? Are they always associated as boys?
  8.  What do you think is the reason why females are far more likely to be sexualized in film than their male counterparts?
  9.  What are the usual roles woman gotten in the film?
  10. . Movies exist so producers can have money. Agree or disagree?
  11. . Cite the difference between what man and what woman want in movies.
  12. . Do you think that in the future sexism in entertainment media can be eliminated?
  13. . What do you think is the best way to promote the roles of women in media?

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