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Jimmy Carter - Interview with Harrison Ford View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Harrison Ford keeps his cool as he fields questions from Jimmy Carter on all sorts of subjects, from his role in the movie "Sabrina," to his self-confidence, and even learning carpentry.

Sigrid - Spring Musings View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA Northeast

Sigrid talks about early spring weather, the importance of dressing in layers, and keeping the grass and weeds in check.

Madness - It Must Be Love View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

United Kingdom

The British band Madness had a major UK hit with this song in 1981, and with good reason: heartfelt and nutty in equal measure, it would bring the house down at every Madness show. The video — filmed above and below water — is one of their classics, with cameo appearances by Big Bird, a killer whale, and Labi Siffre, who wrote the song.

English Grammar in Use - Present Simple View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

United Kingdom

Anna, from Cambridge University Press, explains how and when to use the Present Simple.

The Alphabet - the Letter Y View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

USA

"Y" is a tricky letter because it's both a consonant and a vowel. As a vowel, it has different sounds. Don't worry. But hey, maybe keep your eye on the "Y." Don't let it fly away.

Lord of the Flies - by William Golding - Part 11 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Viewer Discretion Advised

Simon wants to explore the mysterious cave, while Jack comes up with a grim present for the cave inhabitant.

Business English - Job interview - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

Gabrielle presents three key questions you're likely to face when being interviewed for a job. Her advice is spot on.

Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora - Black Widow

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Australia, United Kingdom, USA

Black Widow is a song by Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, from her debut studio album The New Classic. The song's hook is sung by British recording artist Rita Ora. The lyrics chronicle revenge and disappointment in a failed romantic relationship.

National Geographic - What "Lady Liberty" and Ellis Island Mean Today View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Ellis Island, the U.S. gateway to immigration from distant lands, has been reopened to visitors, following significant damage from Hurricane Sandy. A visit there, and to the nearby Statue of Liberty, can be emotional, even for those born in the U.S.

Toonces the Driving Cat - Driver's Test

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

A Saturday Night Live sketch featuring Toonces, a cat who can drive—somewhat. Actors Steve Martin and Victoria Jackson play his owners, and send him off to take the driving test. Kevin Nealon plays the unfortunate official at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Katie Melua - Fields Of Gold View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

Katie Melua accompanies herself on the guitar in a performance of Fields of Gold, a simple, nostalgic song made famous by Sting, who wrote it and originally recorded it.

Jimmy Carter - interviews Halle Berry View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Halle Berry talks to Jimmy about her taking a break from dating and about Bulworth, a movie she made with Warren Beatty. The movie is an American political comedy about a politician telling the truth about racial and social inequality in the US, and dealing with the consequences.

Business English - Job interview - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

Do you want to prepare for that big job interview? If so, take a look. Gabrielle offers some valuable information and a few helpful hints.

The Alphabet - the Letter X View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

USA

"X" is a special letter in that we often use it by itself. It's useful in a lot of situations. In the middle of a word, however, it can be pronounced in a few different ways.

Avicii featuring Rita Ora - Lonely Together

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

"Lonely Together" is a song by Swedish DJ Avicii, featuring British singer Rita Ora. The song is about heartbreak, facing the facts, but also an attempt to feel better through companionship, feeling a bit less lonely.

Lord of the Flies - by William Golding - Part 10 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Viewer Discretion Advised

Jack and his group hear strange monster-like sounds coming from a cave. Ralph is skeptical about there being any monster, but some of his followers defect and go over to Jack's camp.

Clean Bandit - I Miss You feat. Julia Michaels View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

United Kingdom, USA

"I Miss You" is a breakup song by British electronic music group Clean Bandit, featuring vocals from American singer and songwriter Julia Michaels. It was written by Jack Patterson, Grace Chatto, and Julia Michaels.

Stanley Kubrick - Stephen King on Kubrick and The Shining View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Stephen King explains his distaste for Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of his novel "The Shining." Excerpt from TCM's documentary, A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King.

Lonely Planet - How to survive in a free falling elevator View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

The gravity of the situation is clear – and yes, it’s going to hurt. But what are a few broken bones when the alternative is plummeting to your doom? Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book publisher in the world, suggests we learn to laugh in the face of adversity with their How to Survive Anything series, of which this video is an episode.

Nespresso - 'What Else' - Reprise View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

In this ad for Nespresso, shot on Lake Como, Jack Black is trying to outdo George Clooney in winning the attractions of a passing female, with some variations on the famous line, "what else?"

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