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Movie Trailers - Buck Rogers in the 25th Century View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

This is the trailer for a Buck Roger’s film in which his NASA space mission goes terribly wrong. He awakens in a perilous age of space conflict four centuries into the future, in a world very different from the one he left behind.

The Graham Norton Show - The Best of Top Gun: Maverick! - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Ireland, USA

Tom Cruise tells about his experience flying in an F-14 fighter jet. It's an experience not for the faint of heart, and requires a strong stomach!

The Graham Norton Show - The Best of Top Gun: Maverick! - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Ireland, USA

Miles Teller claims that Tom Cruise never warned him about the rigors of making a new Top Gun movie, and Jennifer Connelly admits to a secret fear she felt unable to reveal before filming began.

The Graham Norton Show - The Best of Top Gun: Maverick! - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Ireland, USA

Actor Tom Cruise joins talk show host Graham Norton on the couch and co-stars Miles Teller and Jennifer Connelly by video to discuss the release of Top gun: Maverick thirty years after the original movie Top Gun.

Explainer - What is the 'metaverse'?

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

United Kingdom, USA

The "metaverse" is the latest buzzword in technology and business. But do you know what it means?

John S in New York - Cleopatra's Needle Obelisk View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

In the middle of Manhattan, there is an ancient Egyptian monument with carved hieroglyphics. John informs us of its vital statistics and lasting significance.

John S in New York - Alice in Central Park View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

John visits the Alice in Wonderland sculpture in Manhattan's Central Park, where he ponders the meaning of Lewis Carroll’s curious and imaginative literary work.

John S in New York - Hans Christian Andersen View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

In Central Park, John finds himself next to a sculpture of the Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen, author of some of the world’s best loved stories, including "The Ugly Duckling."

John S in New York - Kobra View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

John shows us some impressive murals in New York, all of which are by Brazilian street artist Kobra and depict famous artists, musicians, and historical figures.

John S in New York - 23rd Street & 6th Avenue View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Native New Yorker John S. tells us about a work of art that awaits travellers at one New York Subway station.

Spotlight - The Spelling Bee - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

USA

Sigrid explains how a spelling bee normally proceeds. There are fixed rules and there are options.

Spotlight - The Spelling Bee - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

USA

Sigrid talks about "The Elementary Spelling Book" by Noah Webster, which was the basis for the American English dictionary and a big part of the development of spelling bees in the United States.

Spotlight - The Spelling Bee - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

USA

Let's find out more about an American activity aimed at school kids: the spelling bee. What is it and how does it work?

The Hobbit - Production Diary 1 - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

New Zealand, United Kingdom

Pre-production is finally over, and today is the first day of the shoot. The cast and crew come together for a traditional Maori welcoming ceremony, and Peter Jackson and members of the cast offer words of thanks and encouragement.

The Hobbit - Production Diary 1 - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

New Zealand

Director and producer Peter Jackson takes time out from filming The Hobbit to show us around the set and the busy wardrobe and props departments. We get an idea of the scale of the preparations that go into filming an epic blockbuster movie.

The Hobbit - Production Diary 1 - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

New Zealand, United Kingdom

Peter Jackson, director and producer of The Hobbit, continues his video diary narrating the rather stunning scenes at the shoot. The dwarf and wizard actors have arrived and are talking through and visualizing their parts in the movie.

Facts Verse - 12 Hidden Messages In Famous Logos View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Did you know that the big letter “M” from the MacDonald’s logo might have a further significance? Many well-known brands, companies, and institutions have hidden meanings and messages in their logos, as well as some subtle and some not-so-subtle advertising.

Katie Melua - Nine Million Bicycles (Live in Berlin) View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

United Kingdom

This song by singer-songwriter Katie Melua was recorded live in Berlin for the In Winter (Special Edition), and features the Gori Women's Choir.

That '70s Show - The Final Goodbye - Part 15 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

All good things must come to an end, and for the cast, this really is their final goodbye. In this video, you can see the read-through of the last script and final filming of their last episode together. There’s a genuine warmth between the actors, and some tears, but all are thankful for the good times, friendship, and camaraderie the show has given them through the years.

That '70s Show - The Final Goodbye - Part 14 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

When the show began, Debra Jo didn’t like her character Kitty’s hair, but changing her look was never going to be simple, and had to be written into the plot. One small fire later, and Kitty got a different hairdo, along with her husband’s attention.

That '70s Show - The Final Goodbye - Part 13 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Wilmer’s dressing room was closest to the studio and it served as a comfortable place for the cast members to hang out in between scenes. For Wilmer, it holds memories from the eight years of the show’s run, with his photo board and walls signed by cast and visitors alike.

That '70s Show - The Final Goodbye - Part 12 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Over the years, the show was blessed with many guest star appearances. Hollywood favorites like Bruce Willis, Lindsey Lohan, and Brooke Shields had a lot of fun working on set with the vibrant, enthusiastic cast.

Poet Amanda Gorman - The Hill We Climb

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

The nation's first Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman recites her poem "The Hill We Climb" at the inauguration ceremony for the 46th presidency of the United States of America. So many people were emotionally touched by this performance that we wanted to share it with our Yabla learners. It's a living example of contemporary American poetry and was part of a unique moment in American History.

That '70s Show - The Final Goodbye - Part 11 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

On set, the decor had to be just right in reflecting the decade of the 1970s. Behind the scenes, detail was also important when props were in use. We meet the man who coordinated many of the stunts and gags, and then catch up with some of the big-name guest stars who graced the show over the years.

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