TED: Technology, Entertainment, Design: Ideas Worth Spreading
Julian Treasure: Shh! Sound health in 8 steps
in a way
(at a) frequency
to work at
to consider that
to get nothing else out of s.t.
to practice s.t.
to stick your fingers in your ears
to invite in
to fit s.t. in one's pocket
to be tired and irritable
to make up data
in the long run
1. What does the speaker, Julian Treasure, mean when he says that "you are in fact a chord, each of you an individual chord. One definition of health may be that that chord is in complete harmony."?
2. What does Treasure mean when he says that "Ears are made not for hearing, but for listening."?
3. Explain the difference between "reductive" and "expansive" listening, and which is typical for which sex.
4. Describe the advice he gives the men in his audience, how it thinks it will benefit them, and why some people laughed.
5. Explain why listening to music that has been compressed makes people tired and irritable.
6. Explain how the answer to question number 5. also applies to language learning, especially as regards using correct pronunciation and grammar.
7. Treasure makes the same mistake twice, saying a different word than the one he meant. What is the mistake, and why you think it happened?
8. Why, according to Treasure, should you buy the best-quality earphones you can afford?
9. Give two examples of stochastic sound.
10. Explain the pun in the title.