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Terry Moore: How to tie your shoes
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燕山大学 刘立军 宋葳 编写 


◇INTRODUCTION

Terry Moore found out he'd been tying his shoes the wrong way in his whole life. In the spirit of TED, he took the stage to share a better way of tying shoes in 2005. 

◇BEFORE VIEWING

TASK 1: VOCABULARY PREVIEW

1. savvy adj. (informal, especially North American English) having practical knowledge and understanding of sth.; having common sense 有见识的;懂实际知识的;通情达理的。例如:
·savvy shoppers精明的购物者
2. worldly adj. having a lot of experience of life and therefore not easily shocked 生活经验丰富的;老成持重的;世故的。例如:
·At 15, he was more worldly than his older cousins who lived in the country. 他15岁时就比他那些居住在乡村的表兄们懂人情世故了。
3. innovative adj. (approving) introducing or using new ideas, ways of doing sth., etc. 引进新思想的;采用新方法的;革新的;创新的。例如:
·There will be a prize for the most innovative design. 将设立一项最具创意设计奖。
4. ludicrous adj. unreasonable; that you cannot take seriously 不合理的;不能当真的 (同义词) absurd, ridiculous 例如:
·a ludicrous suggestion荒谬的建议
·It was ludicrous to think that the plan could succeed. 认为此计划会取得成功是荒唐的。
5. nail v. (North Amercian English, informal) to achieve sth. or do sth. right, especially in sport (尤指体育运动中)获得,赢得,击中。例如:
·He nailed a victory in the semi-finals. 他在半决赛中获胜。
6. strand n. a single thin piece of thread, wire, hair, etc. (线、绳、金属线、毛发等的)股,缕。 例如:
·a strand of wool 一股羊毛
·a few strands of dark hair几绺黑发
·She wore a single strand of pearls around her neck. 她脖子上戴着单串珍珠。
7. transverse adj. (常用于名词前) (technical 术语) placed across sth. 横(向)的;横断的;横切的。例如:
·A transverse bar joins the two posts. 一根横杆连接着两根立柱。
8. axis n. an imaginary line through the centre of an object, around which the object turns 轴(旋转物体假想的中心线)。 例如:
·Mars takes longer to revolve on its axis than the earth. 火星自转一周的时间比地球长。

TASK 2: TOPIC PREVIEW
Discuss the following topic with your partner.

Do you know how to tie your shoes? And when did you learn it?

◇VIEWING

TASK 3: 
Choose the best answer.

1.What does the speaker talk about?
(A) How to tie shoes correctly.
(B) How to choose shoes correctly.
(C) Character advantages of the TED audience.
(D) Character disadvantages of the TED audience.
2.Who points out the mistake he made?
(A) The speaker's colleague. 
(B) The shoes store owner.
(C) The speaker himself.
(D) The speaker's father.
3.Who has difficulty in learning this method of tying shoes, according to the speaker?
(A) Men.
(B) Adults. 
(C) Children.
(D) Women.
4.What has the speaker learned from his experience?
(A) Most of us are actually tying our shoes incorrectly.
(B) Most of us were taught to tie our shoes in the wrong way.
(C) The new tying shoes method is a little hard for children, but it is easy for adult.
(D) Sometimes a small advantage someplace in life can yield tremendous results someplace else.

TASK 4: DICTATION
Fill in the blanks with the information you hear in the speech.

1.I'm used to thinking of the TED audience as a wonderful collection of some of the most effective, intelligent, intellectual, savvy, worldly and innovative people in the world. And I think that's true. However, I also have reason to believe that __________________________________________.
2.Wait, there's more. As it turns out, there's _________________________ of this knot, and we were taught the weak form. And here's how to tell. If you pull the strands at the base of the knot, you will see that the bow will orient itself down the long axis of the shoe. That's the weak form of the knot.
3.Start as usual, and go the other way around the loop. _________________. Pull the knot. There it is: the strong form of the shoe knot.
4.Now, in keeping with today's theme, I'd like to point out - something you already know - that _____________________________________________.

AFTER VIEWING

TASK 5: DISCUSSION

The speaker argued that sometimes a small advantage someplace in life can yield tremendous results someplace else. Do you agree or disagree? 

SUGGESTED ANSWERS

BEFORE VIEWING

TASK 2:

How to tie your shoes? It is an interesting topic. As far as I know, there are 15 different ways. For more information, please see the following link. I learned it from the internet, and thus far I only learned some of them. 

http://blog.163.com/robin_witheme/blog/static/1910322352008101335358209/

◇VIEWING

TASK 3:
1.A
2.B
3.C
4.D

TASK 4:

1.many, if not most, of you are actually tying your shoes incorrectly
2.a strong form and a weak form
3.This is a little hard for children, but I think you can handle it
4.sometimes a small advantage someplace in life can yield tremendous results someplace else

◇AFTER VIEWING

TASK 5:

I totally agree with him. We live and learn and we are never too old to learn. It is a great learning spirit. We should learn from the speaker's spirit. It could help us better learning to a great extent. This ability requires the following basic skills:

·Curiosity
·Desire to make change
·Critical thinking

附件:TRANSCRIPT

Terry Moore: How to Tie Your Shoes

0:11
I'm used to thinking of the TED audience as a wonderful collection of some of the most effective, intelligent, intellectual, savvy, worldly and innovative people in the world. And I think that's true. However, I also have reason to believe that many, if not most, of you are actually tying your shoes incorrectly.
0:29
(Laughter)
0:31
Now I know that seems ludicrous. I know that seems ludicrous. And believe me, I lived the same sad life until about three years ago. And what happened to me was I bought, what was for me, a very expensive pair of shoes. But those shoes came with round nylon laces, and I couldn't keep them tied. So I went back to the store and said to the owner, "I love the shoes, but I hate the laces." He took a look and said, "Oh, you're tying them wrong." Now up until that moment, I would have thought that, by age 50, one of the life skills that I had really nailed was tying my shoes.
1:05
(Laughter)
1:06
But not so - let me demonstrate.
1:10
This is the way that most of us were taught to tie our shoes. Now as it turns out - thank you.
1:20
(Applause)
1:21
Wait, there's more. As it turns out - 
1:24
(Laughter)
1:26
there's a strong form and a weak form of this knot, and we were taught the weak form. And here's how to tell. If you pull the strands at the base of the knot, you will see that the bow will orient itself down the long axis of the shoe. That's the weak form of the knot.
1:41
But not to worry. If we start over and simply go the other direction around the bow, we get this, the strong form of the knot. And if you pull the cords under the knot, you will see that the bow orients itself along the transverse axis of the shoe. This is a stronger knot. It will come untied less often. It will let you down less, and not only that, it looks better.
2:08
We're going to do this one more time.
2:10
(Applause)
2:13
Start as usual - 
2:15
(Applause)
2:17
go the other way around the loop. This is a little hard for children, but I think you can handle it. Pull the knot. There it is: the strong form of the shoe knot.
2:30
Now, in keeping with today's theme, I'd like to point out - something you already know - that sometimes a small advantage someplace in life can yield tremendous results someplace else.
2:43
(Laughter)
2:44
Live long and prosper.
2:45
(Applause)

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  • 来源:刘立军 宋葳 2017-05-12