Videoler, İngilizce geliştirmek için çok etkili araçlardır. İngilizce metinlere görsellik katan videolar öğrenim hızını ve kalıcılığı artırır. Burada orta-ileri (upper-intermediate) seviyesindeki arkadaşlar için faydalı olabileceğini düşündüğüm üç videoyu paylaşacağım. Her videonun altında yeni önemli kelimeler ve açıklamaları yer alacak.
1. Jay Mattioli The Magician
A state on the east coast of the US.
The person or thing that pushes you forward.
Fresh and energetic, like someone young.
The opinion about you that you give to the public.
The most important thing.
An event where you collect money from people.
Word of mouth
America’s Got Talent
An American reality TV series that shows different people with different talents.
The everyday tasks and events.
Work that you do in your job.
Staying in touch to make sure everything happens as planned.
Small objects used during the performance.
A place where things are made or fixed using tools.
To rise and float in the air.
Getting ready by putting everything in place.
2. Nathan Sawaya the Lego Artist
A toy made of small plastic bricks that you put together to build things.
Work of art
Something that is made by an artist, for example a painting or a statue.
An idea or a picture in your mind.
Visits to a website.
Able to succeed or able to work as intended.
People that want to buy something.
A place for showing works of art.
A town in Connecticut.
A small state in the north-west of the US.
Having only two dimensions (for example, length and width).
A painting or photograph of a person. It usually includes only the person’s head and shoulders.
A dark reddish-brown metal.
A type of heavy, sticky earth that becomes hard when it is baked.
Very good, excellent.
Good things that you say or write about someone.
A way of swimming in which the swimmer lies in the water facing down and moves first one arm over the head and then the other while kicking the legs.
A show of works of art to the public.
3. A Rap Song About Medicating Children
That shows no feeling or emotion.
To show proudly something you have so that other people will be impressed.
Physical education (sport and exercise taught in school).
To fill with something.
To describe someone in certain way, usually unfairly.
To give someone drugs.
To make a long and loud cry.
To the letter
Exactly or completely.
Made calm because of drugs.
Made more dumb.
Feeling as if you don’t have enough space or are not free.
Unable to feel, think or react normally.
Controlled in an unpleasant way.
Speaks her mind
Says what she’s thinking, speaks openly.
Not any more.
Rocks the boat
A tisket, a tasket, her mind is in a basket
Probably based on this line from a kid’s song: “A-tisket a-tasket, a green and yellow basket.”
(“Tisket” and “tasket” don’t have a meaning and were probably simply made up.)
Make a stand
To make a real effort to defend something or stop something.
Get her ass kicked
To be punished or defeated.
To put something in quickly.
Pop a pill
To take a lot of pills regularly.
To put far away.
Take a spill
Being full of life.
More about money and property than anything else (such as art, religion, etc.).
Talking about something for a long time without really saying anything interesting.
People who treat others in a cruel and unfair way.
To make free from something.
The ones who prescribe (tell others to have) medications and medical treatments.
To send someone to someone/something for help.
To drink wine.
To eat dinner.
Wine and dine
To enjoy good (and usually expensive) food and drink.
To produce saliva (the fluid substance in your mouth) because you see or think about something tasty.
To give control of someone to another person or group.
Fall for it
To be made to believe in something which is not true.
The giant pharmaceutical corporations of the world.
Soldiers holding a defensive position in the face of an extremely strong attack.
To intentionally damage or destroy something.
Guns operated by one hand.
True and well proved.
(Literally, surrounded by an army which is trying to make them to give up)
Seriously attacked or under pressure.
Causing disaster or death.
To tell someone to do something.