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Do you enjoy watching YouTube videos in English?

In this section, watch YouTube videos on a wide range of topics, including science, psychology, entertainment, culture, nature and sport. The videos are specially selected for upper intermediate (CEFR level B2) and advanced (CEFR level C1) learners of English.

You will develop your ability to understand a variety of accents and speakers, as well as a range of colloquial and idiomatic language in context.

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The COP26 climate change conference takes place in November 2021. In this video, Sir David Attenborough talks about why these meetings are so very important.

What do you cook when you want a really fast lunch? Why not try making these delicious crispy egg rolls?

David Attenborough is a famous British naturalist. In this trailer, he talks about his documentary A Life on Our Planet.

In this video, people living in a camp in the port of Athens are asked what they did before they were labelled 'refugee'. Watch the video to find out what they say.

International Women's Day is celebrated annually on 8 March. Watch this video from UN Women to find out more about the fight for gender equality.

Joshua Coombes is a London hairdresser who makes a big difference to homeless people's lives. Watch the video to find out more.

Amanda Gorman wrote her poem 'The Miracle of Morning' in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic in spring 2020. Listen to her recite it in this video.

If you have a Christmas tree in your home, have you thought whether it's better to have a natural tree or an artificial tree? This video could help you to decide.

Have you ever wondered why dogs put their heads out of car windows? Watch this video and learn more about this common behaviour.

October is Black History Month in the UK. Watch historian David Olusoga explain what he thinks black British history really is about.

Morgan Bullock is an African-American Irish dancer. Watch this video to find out about her story.

In this video, natural scientist Janine Benyus tells us about what we've forgotten about the natural world.

Do you like ice cream? Learn how to make some at home in less than a minute.

Can you imagine a world without fossil fuels? In this video, former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres outlines her vision of a world that's entirely free of fossil fuels.

Which cat weighs as much as a motorbike? Watch this video to learn this and other fascinating facts about different kinds of cats.

Washing your hands can help protect you against germs and illnesses. This video reminds us how to wash our hands effectively.

Who inspires you? Perhaps it's a famous woman, or maybe it's someone from your family. Watch some people talking about this question in the video.

Mumsnet is a website for parents. Listen to its founder, Justine Roberts, talking about her tips for success for women in business.

Learn how to make a delicious plant-based dish – vegan red lentil fritters.

Do you give your friends and family presents on special occasions? Watch this video to see how you can wrap gifts in an eco-friendly way.

Have you heard of British fashion designer Katharine Hamnett? Watch her talking about sustainable fashion in this video.

London has many well-known landmarks, but it also has its hidden gems. In this video, you can learn about a garden paradise in the heart of the UK capital.

It's amazing what you can build out of Lego. But … an arm?! This video shows us that anything is possible …

In this video, climate activists Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot tell us how we should use nature to tackle the climate crisis.

What's the strangest animal in the ocean? In this video, scientists exploring the deep ocean make a weird (yet wonderful) discovery.

Are you adventurous when it comes to food? Watch this video about a famous Italian food – would you be brave enough to try it?

Did you know that flamingos are white when they are born? This video shows the fascinating red milk that they drink to give them their beautiful pink colour.

This video honours the great women of science who have changed the world forever! How many of these famous female scientists do you know about?

World Water Day is 22 March. This video explores the global water crisis, and how we can help everybody gain access to safe drinking water.

Game of Thrones is a TV series known for its battle scenes. In this video, watch two of the show's most popular actresses preparing to film their characters' dramatic fight scene.

Learn a simple recipe for making delicious pancakes with British chef Jamie Oliver. 

Which information is more important to the human brain: what we see or what we feel? Watch a psychologist trying to answer this question with a simple demonstration.

You may think of Santa as living at the North Pole. But this Santa Claus lives in the USA. Is he real? Watch the video to find out!

What happens when three young girls meet the women doing their dream jobs? In this video, we see the importance of positive female role models.

Did you ever dream of being a superhero when you were younger? This man runs a charity that helps all children make that dream a reality.

Guy Martin is a professional motorbike racer. In this video, he tries to ride a motorbike on water. Can he ride fast enough to do it?

A cuttlefish is a common sea animal with an amazing ability to change appearance. Are there any limits to this ability? Watch this video to find out.

We usually think of fruit as a healthy food. But could it also have some negative effects?

Dolphins are much more intelligent than humans when it comes to fishing: they don’t even need a net. Watch this video to see how they do it.

Cucumber or grapes? What happens when two monkeys do the same task but get 'paid' in different ways? Watch this funny video to find out how monkeys react to inequality.

The emotion of fear is essential for humans to survive. So why is it that babies have no fear of snakes?

Is it a bad thing if children tell lies? Scientists don't think so. This short video explains why.

Becoming a refugee is something that could happen to any of us. In this video, famous people from around the world talk about the importance of helping people who are escaping difficult situations.

Tindy left Rwanda when he was just a teenager and moved to the UK as a refugee. There, he met the famous actress Emma Thompson and was adopted by her. In this video, they describe Tindy's incredible journey.

In this game show, why does the host Mel get just as stressed as the contestant Lindsey? Watch and find out!

Yes, that's right – wolves can change rivers! Watch this video and find out how.

How does it feel to wear a crown? In this video, the Queen tells us some secrets about her very special Imperial State Crown.

Watch five-year-old JJ describing three famous paintings to professional art critics. Can the experts guess the paintings correctly?

Learn how to make a lemon pavlova – a dessert made of meringue with cream and almonds on top – and amaze your friends and family. Delicious!

Orang-utans use sticks to catch insects, but do you think they would use human tools? Watch this video and find out!

Oussama, a Syrian man living in Turkey, talks about how important education and English are for his life and future.

Can elephants learn to work together to complete a task that they cannot achieve on their own?

How well do social media posts show real life? What is the impact of social media posts on how we feel about our lives? Watch this thought-provoking short film by Paul Howard Allen on the topic of social media and mental health.

In this video, Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti tells us about the healthy snacks that she eats in the spaceship.

Do you know how to tie a tie? In this video Charles teaches us how to tie a Windsor knot. 

Learning how to chop an onion is really, really useful. You'll probably chop hundreds, if not thousands, of onions in your life. So, learn how to do it really well with this video.  

Would you like to stay in a hotel made out of salt? Watch this video to find out more about this unusual hotel in Bolivia. 

Have you always lived in the same place, or have you lived in different places? Watch this short video to see why some people start a new life in a new country.