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FM.1 Welcome Michal
FM.2 Out for a Drink
FM.3 Helen in Love
FM.4 Problems in the Flat
FM.5 A New Flatmate
FM.6 The Movie Date
FM.7 Helen's Secret
FM.8 Helen + Michal
FM.9 New Year's Changes

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F.1 Nice to Meet You
F.2 Who's that?
F.3 How do I get there?
F.4 Who's this?
F.5 You're late!
F.6 Do you like this blouse?
F.7 Welcome to my new apartment
F.8 What do you do in the morning
F.9 Making a weekend plan
F.10 Tonight I'm cooking
F.11 How was yout trip?
F.12 She has a fever
F.13 Do me a favor?
F.14 I'd like to get married

Top Notch TV 1
1.1 Giorgio Moretti
1.2 Interviewing Giorgio
1.3 Making a weekend plan
1.4 Paul gives directions
1.5 Cheryl's family
1.6 Bob's memory trick
1.7 What's in the salad
1.8 Eating healthy
1.9 Where are the tickets?
1.10 Paul and Machines
1.11 Bob's Exercise
1.12 Bob's Eexercise advice
1.13 Mr. Rashid's vacation
1.14 What a vacation!
1.15 Which do you prefer?
1.16 Fashion for Bob
1.17 A trip to South Africa
1.18 Paul's African Adventure
1.19 Bargaining
1.20 I'll leave the tip

Top Notch TV 2
2.1 Have we met before?
2.2 The Museum of Cheese
2.3 Choosing a movie
2.4 The movie star
2.5 Can I take a message
2.6 Hotel complaints
2.7 Paul's accident
2.8 A luxury van
2.9 How about a manicure?
2.10 Bob's haircut
2.11 A sit-down meal
2.12 What's for dessert?
2.13 What is that color?
2.14 Feeling blue?
2.15 Art for the office
2.16 Paul the artist
2.17 The computer expert
2.18 New office tech
2.19 Marie flirting
2.20 Bob the romantic

Top Notch TV 3
3.01 A little early
3.02 Etiquette in India
3.03 Are you ok?
3.04 Too much medicine
3.05 Rush job
3.06 Planning the party
3.07 Bob the dancer
3.08 The etiquette teacher
3.09 Planning the wedding
3.10 A new holiday
3.11 Somewhere safe
3.12 An epidemic in Finland
3.13 Bob's history book
3.14 Newspapers
3.15 New technology
3.16 Paul's phone buzzer
3.17 Discussing politics
3.18 I'm not a radical
3.19 Planning a honeymoon
3.20 A trip to Tahiti

isten in English


Published: 10.26.2018
Level 4   |   Time: 3:55
Accent: American
FW: Thinking(4.30.2014)

A video describing how to hack your body to have superpowers.


triangle Directions

  1. WATCH the video.
  2. Check the vocab.
  3. WATCH the video again.
  4. ANSWER the questions.
  5. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary

  • tip of the iceburg [exp] - repeated group speech
  • proprioception [n] - ability to sense the movement and position of your body parts
  • forearm [n] - [image]
  • grasp [v] - hold
  • nociception [n] - sense of pain
  • granted [exp] - admit that
  • magnetoception [n] - ability to sense magnets
  • navigation [n] - finding the direction
  • migration [n] - long journey to a new place
  • grid [n] - [image]
  • on top of [exp] - in addition to
  • implant [n] - something put inside your body by surgery
  • compass [n] - [image]
  • upgrading [v] - getting a better version
  • cyborg [n] - [image]
  • full on [exp] - all the way to
  • drumroll please [exp] - building suspense
  • ultrasonic signals [n] - sound waves
  • trigger [v] - cause
  • robotic arm [n] - [image]
  • alerting [v] - telling you
  • blindfold [n] - [image]
  • fend them off [exp] - defend against them
  • track [v] - try to find by sensing a trail
  • jungle [n] - [image]
  • heat signature [n] - showing heat
  • infrared vision [n] - electromagnetic waves
  • forehead [n] - [image]
  • wired it [exp] - connected it
  • ultraviolet leight [n] - blue/purple neon lights
  • chemo receptors [n] - sensors of chemicals

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression

triangle Questions

  1. How many senses do humans have?
    More than 6
    Depends on the person

  2. What is proprioception?
    The ability to sense things before you see them.
    The ability to see your own body parts.
    The ability to sense your body's movements and positions without your eyes.
    The ability to sense someone's hand on your body.

  3. Which organisms can sense magnetic fields?
    All turtles
    Sea Turtles
    Other mammals

  4. How does magnetoception help birds?
    It helps them find food.
    It helps them find directions.
    It helps them migrate.
    They might be able to see the ground like a grid.

  5. Which possible upgrades does he mention?
    A magnet to pull you towards certain objects.
    A compass that helps you sense magnetic fields.
    A compass that vibrates.
    A Cyborg that speaks.

  6. How does the Spidey-sense suit work?
    It uses ultrasound.
    Microphones detect the ultrasound waves when they bounce off of objects.
    The sound waves cause a robot touch you.
    The touch helps you know that something is approaching.

  7. What do we know about the advanced models?
    They are not developed yet.
    They might be able to tell you the distance of an object.
    They might be able to tell you your speed.
    They might be able to tell you the objects speed.

  8. What did researchers give to rats in 2013?
    Brain implants
    The ability to see the color red.
    The ability to see infrared.
    The ability to sense heat.

  9. How did they do this?
    They put wires on their heads.
    They connected infrared sensors to their forearms.
    They connected infrared sensors to their brains.
    They implanted infrared sensors in their brains.

  10. What other inventions does he mention?
    Ultraviolet skin
    Vision similar to butterflies
    Tongues on our skin
    Taste receptors on our hands

triangle Discussion

  1. Which of the 5 normal senses do you rely on the most?
  2. Which of the upgrades would you be most interested in? Why?
  3. What if an upgrade required an implant? Would you still do it?

triangle Script

Medical science can give you a new hip. But how about a sixth sense.

You know we humans are really aware of the five senses, right? Vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. There are actually more senses that we have and some of them you probably have never even heard about. For example: proprioception! That's your ability to sense the movement and position of your body parts even if your eyes are closed. Go ahead - try it. Close your eyes stick out your forearm and try and grasp it with your other hand. Pretty cool right? Well what about nociception? That's your sense of pain. Granted it's not my top five but it's still pretty important.

But then we can look to the animal world for some really cool senses like magnetoception. That’s the ability to sense magnetic fields. Sea turtles, birds, and some other animals have this ability - they can actually sense the Earth's magnetic field which helps in navigation for long migrations. In fact, some birds might even be able to see magnetic fields like a grid overlaying their vision; which just adds to the reasons to be jealous of them: on top of the fact that they can fly and they're allowed to poop on statues whenever they want. Which I'm being told I absolutely cannot do.

But what if we could expand our senses beyond the ones we already have?

For example, you could have a little bio implant - a magnet made out of a rare earth metal called neodymium; and that would allow you to sense electromagnetic fields. Imagine it: an entire new world of sensation opens up to you. Or how about a different magnetic upgrade. What about a compass that tells you when you're facing north by vibrating. So, you don't look for the North Star, you just look for the North buzz. And while we're upgrading let's not stop with cyborgs; let's go full on superhero. Some students at the Electronic visualization laboratory of the University of Illinois in Chicago have built a Spidey-sense suit that they call…. drumroll please: “Spider sense.”

Here's how it works: It sends out ultrasonic signals, which, when they come into contact with objects bounce back and are picked up by microphones in the suit, which then trigger a robotic arm to put pressure on your skin alerting you to an oncoming object. And they tested it out in a very scientific way. They had someone dress up in the suit, put on a blindfold, and then get attacked by people. And they fend them off with cardboard ninja stars. Science!

Now this is just a basic model; but you can imagine a more advanced one being able to tell you how far away an object is and how quickly it's coming toward you. And if you don't want to be Spider-Man maybe you're thinking: “No what I really want to be able to do is track Arnold Schwarzenegger through the jungle using just his heat signature with my infrared vision.”

But that is pure science fiction, right? Wrong.

In 2013 researchers gave rats the ability to sense infrared signals through brain implants.

They put infrared sensors on the rats’ foreheads and wired it to the touch center of the rats’ brains so they could actually sense infrared radiation. I kind of want that.

And on the other end of the visual spectrum we have ultraviolet light. Imagine being able to see the way butterflies can see. Let's go really crazy. What about tongue-like chemo receptors on our skin so you can actually taste things with your hands. Imagine all those delicious doorknobs.