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Paul S - English - American View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Australia, USA

Paul, who has an Australian accent, shares what he's noticed about the differences between the English spoken in England and in the USA.

Accents - One language, three accents View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Australia, United Kingdom, USA

There’s a lot of variation in the way native English speakers pronounce words, and some variety in vocabulary too! In this video, speakers from England, the US, and Australia compare and contrast their accents and vocabulary.

BBC News - California ‘crippling drought’ leads to strict water restrictions View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom, USA

Strict water restrictions come into force for millions of people in California as the US west coast continues to experience a crippling drought.

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 - 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.

BBC News - What's the risk of nuclear war from the conflict in Ukraine? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

President Vladimir Putin has put Russia's nuclear forces on high alert. The theory is that the possibility of mutually assured destruction is the strongest of reasons not to press the button. But the pressure is mounting.

BBC News - Western aid for Ukraine's military View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom, USA

The European Union says it will begin shipping arms to Ukraine. This is the first time in its history that it has supplied arms in a conflict.

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.

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.

Doctors Without Borders - How do 'cold chains' work? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

How do you transport life-saving medicines that need to be kept cold to remote communities, even across deserts or through dense jungles? Find out more about the cold chain process.

Merve - Ice Fishing in British Columbia View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Canada

Merve lives in British Columbia, Canada's westernmost province, where it gets extremely cold in the winter. He and his friend still go fishing, however, by drilling a hole through 10 inches of ice!

One Language, Three Accents - American vs. British vs. Australian English

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Australia, United Kingdom, USA

This video clearly presents some fundamental differences between American English, British English, and Australian English in terms of spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary.

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.

Nespresso - The Choices We Make View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

George Clooney narrates a commercial for Nespresso that aims to showcase the benefits of a good relationship with their coffee bean growers. He tells the story of Humberto and his family, who are farmers on a remote Colombian hillside.

Slow News with Sigrid - The 2020 Olympics View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Yabla brings you a special report about the 2020 Olympics, which are still scheduled to happen in Tokyo this summer. But can they really still go forward under the current circumstances?

Animal Planet - Dolphins Help Fishermen Catch Fish View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ireland

In the coastal town of Laguna, Brazil, a strong bond has formed between wild dolphins and local fishermen over generations. The dolphins herd schools of fish towards the shoreline and then give distinct signals telling the fishermen when to cast their nets.

Animal Planet - Lions treat woman like the leader of their pride View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ireland, Israel

At a privately-owned wildlife park in South Africa, Or Lazmi has integrated herself into a group of four lions. Having known her since they were cubs, the lions treat her as a dominant figure and allow her to get extremely close.

The Daily Conversation - Top 10 Immigrant Countries

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

If you had to guess, which countries in the world would you say have the largest numbers of foreign born residents? This video presents some interesting facts about the diverse populations of 10 different countries.

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.

Luana and Austin - The Flight Cancellation View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Luana and Austin get stuck in Indonesia when the borders close and their flight home from Bali is unexpectedly canceled. Austin calls the travel agency to ask for a refund, and the couple must act fast to make alternative arrangements. Luckily, they feel they can make the most of their situation.

Merve - Outdoor in Canada View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Canada

Merve feels lucky to live in Kamloops, a small city in southwest Canada, and you can see why! It’s a beautiful place, surrounded by wilderness on all sides. Merve tells us about the area's mountains, grasslands, rivers and lakes, the gold rush of the late 19th century, and its wealth of fascinating wildlife.

My Guide to London - Camden Town

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

“English Hipster” Tom grew up around here, so who better to introduce us to this lively and colorful North London area, with its famous market and fiercely alternative soul.

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.

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