- to load the laundry
- to mesmerize
- consumption / to consume / time-consuming
- tough question
- to be energy efficient
- emerging economies
jueves, 7 de abril de 2011
A Speech to Make You Think
We have recently read a text about Bhutan and we all found it difficult to imagine life there, mainly because of one remark mentioned in the text about the amount of people who do not have electricity at home. That reminded me of this video where Hans Roling -a Swedish medical doctor, academic, statistician and public speaker - speaks about electricity and the washing machine. A speech with a twist at the end, a surprise ending.
Make sure you understand the following words before you watch the video:
If this is the first time you listen to Hans Roling, I bet you´ll enjoy his speech and even if you are not good at understanding statistics, I´m sure you´ll get all the data he mentions: his graphics are so vivid and clear; you´ll agree as soon as you hear his way of classifying the population of the world into four groups: the fire people, the bulb people, the wash people and the air people. (A very good example of an excellent teacher!). Click here if you want to get the transcript.