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Vocabulary for Tim Urban's TED Talk


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This PPT covers important vocabulary for IELTS learners from the popular TED talk by Tim Urban, Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator.

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Vocabulary for Tim Urban's TED Talk

  1. 1. VOCABULARY For Tim Urban’s TED Talk
  2. 2. procrastination /prə(ʊ)ˌkrastɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/ noun the action of delaying or postponing something.
  3. 3. procrastinate /prə(ʊ)ˈkrastɪneɪt/ verb delay or postpone action; put off doing something.
  4. 4. procrastinator /prə(ʊ)ˈkrastɪneɪtə/  noun  a person who delays or puts things off
  5. 5. thesis /ˈθiːsɪs/ noun a long essay or dissertation involving personal research, written by a candidate for a university degree.
  6. 6. All-nighter noun an event or activity that continues throughout the night.
  7. 7. visualize /ˈvɪʒ(j)ʊəlʌɪz,ˈvɪzjʊəlʌɪz/ verb form a mental image of; imagine.
  8. 8. epiphany ɪˈpɪf(ə)ni,ɛˈpɪf(ə)ni/ noun a moment of sudden and great revelation or realization
  9. 9. Full Lesson  Get the full lesson (intended for IELTS learners) at mind-of-a-master-procrastinator-by-tim-urban  IELTS teachers – go to www.ielts- for awesome lesson plans