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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 learners at B2 English level (upper intermediate) and C1 English level (advanced).

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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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.

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.

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!

Why do some flowers smell so bad? Watch this video to find out about a very big, and very smelly, flower at the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK.

Many countries around the world celebrate Pride Month in June. Watch this video to find out about some other flags within the LGBTQ+ community.

What do you know about Queen Elizabeth II? Watch this video to find out how she became Britain's longest-reigning monarch.

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.

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

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

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

How many female artists could you name? This video discusses women in art in the past, present and future.

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.

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.

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.