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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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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.

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!

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.