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The Paradox of Choice

Actualizado: 26 oct 2022

Topics: General English - Business English - choice - decision-making

Level: B1 and above

Skills: Reading and Speaking

Link to original TEDTalk: The Paradox of Choice


  • To define the concept of "choice".

  • To talk about recent choices.

  • To rank the recent choices in terms of difficulty.

  • To predict information before reading a text.

  • To make inference before reading a text.

  • To read for gist and for detail.

  • To express opinion about the topic.

  • To roleplay a realistic decision-making situation.

Use of language & lexis:

  • To use Simple Present to talk about choice.

  • To use Simple Past and Present Perfect to talk about recent and past decisions.

  • To review comparatives and superlatives (the easiest, the most difficult, the more....the more...)

  • To learn / review vocabulary related to the topic.

  • To learn / review collocations with the noun "choice" and the verb "to choose".

  • To learn review phrases for agreement / disagreement.

  • To learn review phrases for asking for / giving advice.

  • To work on emergent language (optional).

The Paradox of Choice- Ss worksheet
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The Paradox of Choice - Ts notes
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Jane Wescombe
Jane Wescombe
Jan 02, 2023

Hi Silvina!

I'm hoping to use this soon with a group of students - I'll tell you how it goes😉. Just one little thing - the Ts notes are the Ss notes and vice versa :)

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