How to Learn with Ted Talks Like A Pro

Posted by Nick Orin on Mar 23, 2020 5:38 PM
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TED talks are super good learning material for learners, especially for language learners. The topic of TED Talks ranging from education, culture, creativity to science and business. Except for language and knowledge under that topic, you can also learn how to deliver a speech from specific TED Talks.

The key to learning better with TED Talks is never a secret. That is, repeating. Nevertheless, there are few people can follow through because we seldom repeat watching or listening to the same video. In the next section, we will offer you some tips and a tool to help you learn better with TED Talks.

Part 1. Useful Tips for Learning with TED Talks

1. Diversify your listening and imitating material

Diversify your learning material can help you learn more comprehensively. TED Talks on different topics and fields can expand your vocabulary and expressions. On the other hand, this method can also train your listening skills in understanding diversified accents of the speakers.

2. Imitating and Shadowing

Imitating the speaker and shadowing what you have heard is the technic to improve your fluency of speaking. This requires you to imitate the same TED Talks again and again. Practicing with some easier videos at the first beginning and raise the level gradually.

3. Download TED Talks in Different Formats

Using different formats of the same TED Talks videos can refresh your memory and gain a deeper understanding of the same content.TED Talks in video format can give you an impression on how the speakers interact with the audiences and how they use their body language. While TED Talks in audio format help you focus on what exactly they say and how they use the tone. The video format is good for extensive listening and audio format is better for intensive listening and imitating. That's why we need to download TED Talks offline in different formats.

Part 2. Best Tool for Learning TED Talks

So, in order to download TED Talks in different formats, TunesKit Screen Recorder is the best choice. It has 3 recording modes: audio only, video only, video and audio together. There is always new content and there are too many attractions when we are online. So, save TED Talks to computer and keep it offline may help you stay focus and avoid attractions. The following are main features of TunesKit Screen Recorder.

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TunesKit TED Talks Recorder Features

  • Download any video playing on your desktop, like Skype video calls, TikTok Videos, game video, live streams, etc.
  • Record video and audio simultaneously or separately
  • Export high resolution recordings
  • Support tons of media file formats and devices
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Now, let's see how to download TED Talks in different formats with TunesKit Screen Recorder.

Step 1. Switch Recording Mode

After you download and install TunesKit Screen Recorder, the first thing to do is to choose the recording mode. When you enter the main interface, you will see the default setting is "video and audio" mode.

main interface

Step 2. Select Output Format

After that, you can check other basic settings. Click the Cog icon at the bottom right to drop down the setting panel. Then, select an output format for your TED Talk recording. If you record the video, the HD format can help you keep the high quality of the videos. You can also adjust the location where you want to store the output files. Use hotkeys if you don't want the toolbar to appear in the recordings.

adjust the settings

Step 3. Customize Recording Size and Area

If you choose to record video, you need to customize an area to record the TED Talk video. Click the down-arrow icon next to the frame button with a "+". Next, click "Select area to record" to make the frame fit for the video.

Step 4 Save TED Talks to Computer

After you finish all the settings, click the "REC" button on the right of the main interface and hit the play button of the TED Talks videos that you want to save. Click the "Stop" button on the toolbar when you want to stop the recording. Here we strongly suggest you set hotkey on your keyboard to control the recording.

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The Final Thought

Now that you know how to download TED Talks in both video and audio formats, the best way to practice with TED Talks like a pro will be: watch the video in the first round. Subtitle on and off. And then, you can download TED Talks mp3 format and put them on your phone or your smartwatch, listen to them and do the imitation and shadowing. In this way, I am sure you will speed up your learning process and make great progress.

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