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Video zone

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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?