Today I would like to share with you this listening comprehension activity that I have created for my ESL students, level B2 (advanced). We are studying a unit that deals with the way the brain Works and the learning processes, so I figured out watching an interesting video on the topic would be perfect.
The video TED Talk "You can grow new brain cells" by Sandrine Thuret, which you can find in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_tjKYvEziI , deals with neurogenesis, the process by which neuro cells are generated. In the printable you will find two activities: one about elements which increase or decrease neurogenesis, and another about the aspects that help produce neuro cells.
I do the activity before watching the TED Talk for three reasons: to know how familiar my students are with the topic, to raise their interest and to help my students scan for some specific information while we watch the video.
I hope you find it useful and interesting !!