TED Explained – Yang Lan: The Generation that’s Remaking China

TED Talk Summary: Yang Lan, a journalist and entrepreneur who’s been called “the Oprah of China,” offers insight into the next generation of young Chinese citizens — urban, connected (via microblogs) and alert to injustice. The chair of a multiplatform business empire, Yang is pioneering more-open means of communication in » Read More

When to use One or A – Singularly Confusing

Numbers… I hear your groan! Often hard to learn in another language.   I mean, look at the French, for 92 they say ‘four twenties twelve’ (quatre-vingt douze) whereas the Chinese confuse us by grouping tens of thousands together which makes 25,000 ‘two ten thousands five thousand’ (两万五千 – liang » Read More

TED Explained – Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts

TED Explained: In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated. » Read More

TED Explained – Steve Jobs: Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

Talk Summary: In his famous speech to Stanford University graduates in 2005, Steve Jobs talks about three different stories from his life: Connecting the dots, Love and loss, and Death. English Trackers highlights some of the notable vocabulary Jobs uses in his speech. To view the transcript of Steve » Read More