Obesity

Avatar do usuário maryziller 275 1 1
http://www.ted.com/talks/jamie_oliver.html Jamie Oliver video on obesity and preventable disease.
It has a transcript so you can follow along!

Tomorrow's Learning English Onlinewith Nellie Deutsch is on Health.
Learning English Online (LEO): Healthy Living
Sunday, February 21 2010 | 11:00 AM (EST) = UTC -5

You are welcome to join us at http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/245552-learning-english-online-leo-healthy-living

The following picture shows the distribution of obesity by country.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Obesity_country_comparison_-_text.svg


The country with the highest obesity is ____?
1. The US
2. Brazil
3. China

Which country has the lowest incidence of obesity?
1. Britain
2. Japan
3. Austrailia
Avatar do usuário Alessandro 2830 3 9 68
The country with the highest obesity is USA.
Which country has the lowest incidence of obesity? Japan
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Avatar do usuário maryziller 275 1 1
Alessandro escreveu:The country with the highest obesity is USA.
Which country has the lowest incidence of obesity? Japan


You are right on both counts!
Avatar do usuário maryziller 275 1 1
Hi English Experts readers!

Yesterday, I recommended this video because it has an interactive transcript in English. When you click on any word in the transcript, it brings you to the location in the video where that word was spoken.
http://www.ted.com/talks/jamie_oliver.html


(also available without the transcript in youtube).


[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go_QOzc79Uc&feature=PlayList&p=8A21ADBF43AF48C5&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=93[/youtube]

Today, I created a reading comprehension quiz about the transcript of the video on obesity and unhealthy eating.
http://wikieducator.org/images/b/bb/Ideas_from_Jamie_Olivershort.pdf also available at
http://www.scribd.com/doc/27222386/Ideas-From-Jamie-Oliver-Short if the link above didn't work.

A related interesting video is "How to Live a Long Healthy Life (Part 1 of 5) - Living to 101 - BBC Horizon" at



I challenge you to watch it and create a comprehension quiz or some other mini project (perhaps a response video?) for our readers. As most of you will know, Bloom's Taxonomy states that higher order thinking skills involved in creating or presenting something (like a quiz) increasse your learning (help us remember better what we analyse or process to teach or present to another person).

Proof: Why do you think Alessandro's English had increased exponentially (a huge and fast gain) since he began creating this teaching blog?

Let's follow Alessandro's good example and teach each other in the spirit of the 21st century constructivist student who not only recognizes that he constructs his own knowledge, but that he learns socially, by being activiely engaged in his learning.