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HOW SUGAR AFFECTS THE BRAIN

A TED Animation narrated by Nicole Avena


1. What is sugar?
2. What are the forms of sugar?
3. In no less than 150 words, answer the following question in as much detail as you can:
a. How does sugar affect the brain?
4. In a letter containing no less than 150 words, write a letter to Nicole Avena thanking her
for the valuable information you learned from her narration. Include an overview of how
sugar affects the brain and the action/s you will take to decrease your consumption of
sugar. There is NO need for addressees.
HOW TSUNAMIS WORK
A TED Animation narrated by Alex Gendler
1. What are tsunamis commonly mistaken for?
2. How are tsunamis different from tidal waves?
3. In no less than 150 words answer the following question:
a. How does a tsunami work? Be as detailed as you can.
4. Write a letter to the Mayor of Metro Manila with no less than 150 words warning him of the
unpreparedness of the city to avert possible crises when a tsunami hits the city. Suggest
ways on how to avert or alleviate the dangerous effects that a tsunami might cause to the
city.
M Y S T E R I E S O F V E R N A C U L A R C LU E
A TED Animation narrated by Jessica Oreck
1. Write the story of the origin of the word clue.
2. Write a letter to a friend telling him or her the origin of the word clue.
M Y S T E R I E S O F V E R N A C U L A R F I Z Z L E
A TED Animation narrated by Jessica Oreck
1. Write the story of the origin of the word fizzle.
2. Write a letter to a friend telling him or her the origin of the word fizzle.

LOOKING PAST LIMITS


A TED Talk by Caroline Casey
1. Basing from the context of the talk, what might be ocular albinism?
2. In most countries, disabled people are not catered for adequately, e.g. buildings are often
inappropriately designed. Governments rely too heavily on charities and voluntary
organisations to provide assistance and funding. What further measures could be taken to
assist disabled people? Discuss in no less than 250 words.
WHY I MUST COME OUT
A TED Talk by Geena Rocero
1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of giving gendered toys (pink kitchen sets to
girls, blue cars to boys) to children? Discuss both sides and give your opinion. Write no less
than 250 words.
W H I C H C O U N T RY D O E S T H E M O S T G O O D ?
A TED Talk by Simon Anholt
1. As mass communication and transport continue to grow, societies are becoming more and
more alike leading to a phenomenon known as globalization. Some people fear that
globalization will inevitably lead to the total loss of cultural identity. To what extent do you
agree or disagree with this statement? Answer in no less than 250 words.

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