Sunday, 7 October 2012

TED talks and the ESOL examinations

“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after.” - Henry David Thoreau
Do you remember the yesterday's question on Lexis offical Facebook page Oct. 6, 2012? Well, men go fishing, but they are not tweeting about it. They google for information and opportunities. They are overconfident, and overconfidence seems to be rewarded. Men tend to over-estimate their ability and they also negotiate harder. Good for them!
We won't stop looking at men as our role models for leadership. But the trend to adopt the tactics of men is not something I agree with. It 's just a relic from earlier feminist eras. Both men and women must be rewarded for the talents, abilities and qualifications they have.
Is there a science of achievement? Did you achieve your goals? Watch this great TED talk of Tony Robbins. The yesterday's post and the present one are recommended to Advanced students (B2, C1, C2) who are preparing for ESOL examinations. Both posts provide excellent Reading and Listening practice.
For lots of ideas for essays, read breaking news and opinion, articles on crime and comedy, lifestyle and entertainment in the Huffington Post.
And if you don't find what you need, scroll down to the bottom of this distinguished online newspaper and visit other papers, radio or TV channels and blogs. You'll definitely refine your writing style learning from the best writers in the world.

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