These TED videos from the series Small Thing Big Idea are great for listening practice. They are also great practice for the TOEFL listening test.

Teachers: Students should watch these videos without stopping and then check for comprehension using the following questions.

Learners: Post your answers to the questions below!

https://embed.ted.com/talks/lang/en/paola_antonelli_the_3_000_year_history_of_the_hoodie

Questions

  1. How often do you wear hoodies?
  2. What is a humble masterpiece?
  3. What are some of the earliest examples of hoodies?
  4. Then who started using hoodies?
  5. Who are some of the famous people who wear hoodies?
  6. What are the advantages of the hood?
  7. What sad thing happened at the end of the video?

 

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