TED “All it takes is 10 mindful minutes / 必要なのは10分間の瞑想だけ” で英語学習

“All it takes is 10 mindful minutes / 必要なのは10分間の瞑想だけ”というTED Talkで英語を勉強しましょう。ただ聞き流すだけではなく、下にある理解度チェックテストで、きちんと内容が聞き取れていたかを確認できます。日本でも話題になった「マインドフルネス」。海外でもグーグルやインテルなどの企業が取り入れているそうです。「今、ここ」に意識を向けるだけというマインドフルネスの本質が、比較的スピードの遅いクリアなイギリス英語で語られます。

このTED Talkの紹介
When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in uncomfortable positions.)



Which item did Andy use figuratively to describe our mind?

(a) Sewing machine
(b) Washing machine
(c) Dish washer
(d) Vacuum

When Andy attended his first meditation class, he secretly wished to learn how to -------.

(a) fight
(b) relax
(c) mind
(d) fly

Which adjective did NOT Andy use to describe a status of mind with lots of thoughts and emotions?

(a) Unpleasant
(b) Lost
(c) Distracted
(d) Overwhelmed

According to Andy, the essential of meditation is to familiarize ourselves with the ------- moment.

(a) pleasant
(b) present
(c) protestant
(d) positive

What should you do during your meditation?

(a) Get rid of emotions
(b) Stop thinking
(c) Burn incense
(d) Step back and get a different perspective

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