Category: Self-Improvement

Weird Kitchen Gadgets Review

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Just in time for that holiday shopping trip to the mall - watch Alton Brown review some of Amazon's dumbest kitchen gadgets.

How to Respond to “Tell me about yourself” in a Job Interview

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"Tell me about yourself" is probably the most common job interview question. Answering this open ended question may cause a lot of stress to students of English. Listen to Christina Rebuffet talk about how to handle t...

Workout Wednesday with Zach Anner

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Zach Anner was born with cerebral palsy. This condition, however, does not stop him from being a stand-up comedian and a book author. The theme of this funny and very inspirational video is to keep doing your best wit...

A Cat and Her Feathered Kittens

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In this video, a couple is surprised to find that a cat on their family farm has adopted ducklings. Can you retell the story after watching the video? Watch it again. Try to divide the plot into three or four stages. ...

The Psychology of Accents

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Have you noticed that many villains in Hollywood productions speak with a foreign accent? Watch this video to learn about the surprising effects accents have on people. *Please note that English accents with the hard ...

The Power of Music

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Listen to Captain Jack Leroy Tueller, a World War II veteran, talk about how he was able to stop an enemy sniper by playing the trumpet. If you would like to learn more about Captain Jack, check out this CNN article.

Why Don’t Americans Use Bidets?

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Cristen Conger of Stuff Mom Never Told You is talking about possible reasons why bidets are not popular in North America. The video has English subtitles for your convenience.

Jetmen Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet over Dubai

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Watch this amazing video of Yves Rossy and his protege Vince Reffet criss-crossing the skies over Dubai. Unlike normal pilots controlling an airplane, these two jetmen wear wings powered by jet engines directly on the...

102 Year Old Dancer

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Alice Barker is 102 years old. Although she is bed-ridden now, she has had a long and successful dancing career. The surprising thing is that even though Alice has performed in many movies, commercials, and TV shows, ...

The Insensitive English Teacher

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Have you ever had an insensitive teacher? Although the teacher in the video sounds very knowledgeable, she does make one mistake when teaching Paula. Can you spot it? Post your answer below. Smack the Pony, BBC

English as a Foreign Language

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You may know how to speak English, but can you speak English as a Foreign Language? You can always take a course. Smack the Pony, BBC

Teen Speaks Over 20 Languages

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Tim Doner is a hyper-polyglot. This New York City teenager has been teaching himself foreign languages since he was 13. He now speaks nearly 20 different world languages. French, Latin, ancient Greek, Mandarin, Chi...

Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables – A Campaign Against Food Waste

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Watch this video reporting on a recent campaign against food waste launched by a French supermarket chain. The point of the campaign is to offer odd-shaped and slightly imperfect fruits and vegetables for sale at a di...

The Luckiest Unlucky Man Ever

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Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction. Meet Mr. Frane Selak, a music teacher from Croatia. Watch the video about his life and decide if Mr. Selak is the luckiest unlucky man in the world, or rather, the unlu...

Saving Valentina

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This video is about a family vacation that turned into an amazing whale rescue mission. It all started when a family boating off the coast of California found an exhausted humpback whale trapped in the fishing net....

Kindness Boomerang

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The music video for the song One Day produced by Life Vest Inside illustrates that practicing random acts of kindness is contagious. This means that like good virus, it spreads to others. However, the main message of ...

Portrait of Lotte

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This short video has no words in it, yet it speaks volumes and it serves as a great conversation starter. Father and filmmaker Frans Hofmeester took a 15 second clip of his daughter every week for 14 years. The resul...

Director of Operations – World’s Toughest Job

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24 people have applied for the world's toughest job titled director of operations.  The job requirements included the following: Standing up almost all the time Constantly exerting yourself Working from 135 t...

Gordon Ramsay’s Scrambled Eggs

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There are scrambled eggs and then there are perfect scrambled eggs. This video is about the latter. Follow Gordon Ramsay as he prepares his favorite Sunday breakfast: Scrambled Eggs with Sautéed Mushrooms and Tomatoe...

Wonderful World – BBC

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Watch the video and listen to David Attenborough marvel about the beauty of the world we live in.  Then listen again and follow the script below.  Check the meanings of any unknown words in the dictionary.  Leave a...

Wolves Change Rivers

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Have you ever wondered about the impact animals have on other animals and on their environment? Watch the video to learn about the changes to the habitat that resulted after reintroducing wolves to the Yellowstone Nat...

Lisa Bu: How Books Can Open Your Mind

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In this TED talk, Lisa Bu (China) talks about her life-changing encounter with books. The content of Ms. Bu's speech is provided below for your benefit. So I was trained to become a gymnast for two years in Hunan, Ch...


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Conjunctions link words, phrases, or clauses. Watch the following video to learn more about these important words.

Using Homophones

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Homophones are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings such as, weather and whether. Watch the following video to learn more about homophones and how to use them correctly.