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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?

Steve Jobs - Stanford Commencement Address - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

The commencement address concludes with Steve’s thoughts about death following his recent experience with a serious illness. From the perspective of a person who has already walked the road these graduating students are about to travel, he offers words of advice and encouragement.

Steve Jobs - Stanford Commencement Address - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Steve Jobs continues his commencement address to the students of Stanford University. He explains how he once lost his job with Apple, the company he co-founded, and his own principles for living a fulfilling life.

Steve Jobs - Stanford Commencement Address - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Legendary Apple co-founder Steve Jobs gives the graduation speech at Stanford University. Jobs himself never graduated from college, but does recall how what he learned in certain college classes played a role in the design of the first Apple computer.

John S in New York - New Jersey View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

John looks out across the Hudson River and explains the appeal of New Jersey for many residents who have recently moved there from New York City.

A History of Ideas - The Trolley Problem

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

The trolley problem is a classic thought experiment in moral philosophy. Is sacrificing one life to save the lives of many others the best possible outcome?

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.

Pierre Tran - Tea View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

United Kingdom

Pierre talks about the tradition of afternoon tea, which is practically a ritual in England. Today, he's taking a relaxing break with Earl Grey tea and digestive biscuits.

Will Smith and Gary Barlow - Do 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' Rap

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Ireland, United Kingdom, USA

The Graham Norton Show: Among the guests on Graham's sofa are Hollywood star Will Smith and musician Gary Barlow, who together with the audience perform the rap from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the TV show that catapulted Will to stardom.

Euromaxx city - A Visit to Oxford, England

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom, USA

The city of Oxford is home to some 150,000 residents and a famous seat of learning, the oldest English-speaking university in the world. Although the exact date of its founding isn't known, it is said that local priests and monks were first taught in monastery schools in the area in the eleventh century.

Jimmy Kimmel - LA vs New York: Kids Edition - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

The crew continue their interviews of kids from New York and LA. What do they really think of their far-away rivals on the opposite coast of the United States?

Jimmy Kimmel - LA vs New York: Kids Edition - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Jimmy’s camera crew asks kids from Los Angeles and New York City, the two biggest U.S. cities, what they know and what they really think of each other. You can usually rely on children to speak their minds! There are some revealing and amusing answers.

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.

BBC News - Could TikTok Be Banned in the US or UK? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom, USA

More than 800 million people around the world use the social media video platform TikTok. However, some governments around the world are concerned that the Chinese-owned app allows the Chinese government to access people's data.

Sigrid - Enough is Enough - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Lots of English words can serve as nouns, verbs, or adjectives depending on the context. Sometimes even the pronunciation changes. Let's look at the slogan "Black Lives Matter" in both a grammatical and historical context.

Sigrid - Enough is Enough - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

USA

We keep seeing the "Black Lives Matter" slogan all around — what's it all about? Well, it's a long story. Here's part of the story in a nutshell.

Reuters - Cuomo 'sick' over police incident in Buffalo

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA New York

Viewer Discretion Advised

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo weighs in on a video showing police brutality in Buffalo, New York. It was an incident that occurred during the protests over the police killing of George Floyd.

Please be advised that this news report contains violent content.

Sigrid - Enough is Enough - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

USA

What a time to be learning English! Things are happening quickly in the United States and history is being made right now, so don't miss out on the words and expressions you need to know.

Sigrid - The New Normal - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

USA

Everyone should stay home as much as possible to keep the coronavirus from spreading, but sometimes we have to go out for essential errands. What are some items to have on hand when we go out? Sigrid talks about five of them.

Sigrid - The New Normal - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

USA

For so many of us, life has changed radically. We've had to learn new habits because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some of the changes we are having to make.

English with Annette O'Neil - Shel Silverstein - Sick View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Hasn't everyone tried to miss a day of school by pretending to be sick? Annette reads us a humorous poem by American poet Shel Silverstein about the very subject.

Mayim Bialik - Open Relationships - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

USA

Mayim shares her doubts and misgivings about open relationships. It seems that for her, the commitment, predictability, and closeness of a monogamous relationship is all together more meaningful and enjoyable.

Mayim Bialik - Open Relationships - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

USA

Actress, author, and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik considers open relationships. While she sees the benefits, there are certainly things she doesn’t “get” about this kind of arrangement, as she sees male and female biology clearly dictating different ideals.

Luana and Austin - Dating Phrases - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA South

Austin and Luana give us some tips about words and phrases you can use when you're on a date. Stock Footage courtesy of: Videvo.cin, Pixabay.com, and Videezy.com

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