Dream on

Dream on

Dream on is an app that might change the way we think about dreaming, At the end of this lesson, you will be able to identify and explain why this app could help with future scientific research.

  • Time

    30-40 minutes

  • Main Skill


  • Theme and topic

    Human Ingenuity - Dream on

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    Listening Task Script

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Make Notes

Watch the video about the dream app. Answer the questions in the video.

Listen to the extract from a weekly radio science show, in which reporter Grace Miller discusses a new scientific innovation that may change the way we think about dreaming.

Choose the correct answer from A, B, C, or D. Write the letter in the box provided.

1. According to the reporter, the show discusses an invention you can …
2. The invention will also be able to …
3. The inventor Professor Wiseman is an expert in ….
4. So far the app has been tested by volunteers who want to …
5. Identify the four statements made by the radio presenter during the segment.
Complete the sentence below with information from the recording.6. In a recent survey IS% of respondents ...

7. People's ability to work well can be improved by pleasant dreams and ...

8. The presenter admits there is still not much understanding about ...

9. The presenter has not used DreamOn technology herself but she may …



Here are the keywords and phrases to learn:

  • brainchild
  • centuries
  • effectiveness
  • psychological
  • psychologist
  • REM (rapid eye movement)
  • respondents
  • soundscape
  • sweet dreams
  • volunteers

Answers for listening exercise.
1. C 2. A 3. C 4. D
Part B
5. B/E/F/I (any order)
Part C
6. suffered from unpleasant dreams
7. (getting) a good night’s sleep
8. how to influence dreams
9. just give it a go


IB English B Language Skills

  • Listening & Speaking

    Skills to communicate both professionally and socially.

  • Reading

    Skills to stimulates imagination memory and recall information

  • Writing

    Skills to foster the ability to explain and refine ideas.

IB English B Themes

  • Experiences

    Opportunities to consider how events which take place impact an individual's life.

  • Human Ingenuity

    Opportunities to explore the sciences, technology and creativity.

  • Identities

    Opportunities to discover interests, values, belief and culture.

  • Sharing The Planet

    Opportunities to look at the challenges faced by individuals and communities in the modern world.

  • Social Organization

    Opportunities to explore the way in which groups of people organise themselves through common systems or interests.

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