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Kurzgesagt

Kurzgesagt’s YouTube channel shows animated educational videos on science, technology, philosophy, etc. Some examples: Building a Marsbase is a Horrible Idea: Let’s do it! Fracking explained: opportunity or danger How Evolution works Is Meat Bad for You? Is Meat Unhealthy? Overpopulation – The Human Explosion Explained The Death Of Bees Explained – Parasites, Poison and …

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Oh, not another TED Talk…

A few alternatives The Bottom Line Business discussion. BBC Radio 4 programme with Evan Davis.About 290 audio episodes and 126 video clips.Most episodes downloadable.You will need to sign in to the BBC.Also available on BoB. Science Weekly Podcasts from The Guardian.About 800 episodes.Downloadable.See also other podcasts and videos on this site. Smithsonian Channel videos Short …

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Free audio books

There are many free audio books online. They normally come with the texts, so you can listen and read at the same time. Try these sites: Lit2Go LibriVox Norfolk Libraries (but you need to join the library first) Internet Archive Loyal Books Digitalbook.io Searching the web for free audio books will reveal other, similar sites. …

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Sherlock Holmes on TV

The Sherlock Holmes stories have been adapated many times for television and the cinema. The TV series that is most faithful to the stories is probably the one made by Granada Television between 1984 and 1994 and starring Jeremy Brett as Holmes. There were seven seasons, grouped as follows. (The links go to playlists in …

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LyricsTraining

LyricsTraining is “the new way to learn English and other languages through music and the lyrics of your favourite songs”. You listen to songs and complete gaps in the lyrics. For example, you might choose “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. Pick a level from Beginner to Expert. You then get a YouTube video of the song …

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News in Levels

News in Levels has very short news stories in three levels of English. Students can read and listen to the texts. For example, Young Whale Helps Its Mum – level 1: A whale goes into shallow waters. She is with her calf. She cannot move. This happens in Australia. The calf tries to help her. …

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