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A Plastic Ocean is a new documentary that looks at the problems that are caused when plastic waste goes into the sea. Watch the trailer and find out more about how plastic can be dangerous to sea animals and human health. 
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The Paralympic Games will take place in Rio de Janeiro from 7 to 18 September. This trailer shows some of the sports that these amazing athletes will do during the Games.  
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Nobody thought they had a chance, but Leicester City became Premier League champions. Watch their incredible story in this video!
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Ali and Ahmed are teenagers. They had to leave their home because of war. This video tells the story of their journey to Germany. They are just two of the thousands of refugees in the world today. 
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How many hours of screen-time do you have each day? This video takes a look into the digital lives of two teenagers from the USA. See what you think about their digital lives. 
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Do you know why the ocean is salty? If not, watch this video and you'll find out. You learn something new every day on LearnEnglish Teens! ;) 
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Did you know that tonnes of perfectly good food is thrown away every day in some countries? When some people don't have enough food to eat it seems crazy that so much food is wasted. Watch this video and learn about the work that Tristram Stuart is doing to try and change this situation. 
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Have you heard about Emma Watson's HeForShe campaign? It's all about gender equality – which means women and men having the same rights. Watch the first part of the video (to 5 minutes and 15 seconds!), do the exercises and then have a look at the HeForShe website. 
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This song was created by members of GMCBeats rap workshops and Webwise Ireland to celebrate Safer Internet Day. Online safety is really important for everyone who uses the internet so listen to the song and do the exercises to make sure you stay safe online. 
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He Named Me Malala is a film about the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai. Learn more about her incredible life story by watching this trailer.  
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In this video from the European Space Agency, Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti gives us a tour of one area of the space rocket that a lot of people ask about, the toilet! 
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Do you ever think about who made the clothes you're wearing? Lots of people don't think about this when they're buying clothes, but a group of people in the fashion industry have started a #Fashion Revolution. Find out more by watching this video. 
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Would you buy a T-shirt from a vending machine? Do you ever wonder why clothes are sometimes very cheap? Watch this video and see what happens when people are offered the chance to buy a T-shirt for two euros.  
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How does an election work? Watch this speedy one-minute guide to the UK's General Election and you'll be an election expert!
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Do you like snakes? If you're scared of snakes you may not want to watch this puff adder in action. It's incredible though! 
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Would you like to go and live on Mars? There are plans for a group of scientists to settle on Mars in 2023. Find out more in this video. 
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World Water Day takes place every year on March 22nd. How much do you know about the water you drink and use every day? Watch this video and learn about the world water crisis.
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David Attenborough is one of Britain's most popular wildlife experts. In this video clip he introduces us to a very special bird which can make some great sounds. 
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Do you know how to sew on a button? If not, watch this short video and you'll learn a very useful skill. 
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Malala Yousafzai is the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. She is from Pakistan and she campaigns for the rights of girls to get an education. In this short video you can hear Malala speaking after receiving the prize.   
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Have you heard of The Fault in Our Stars? It's a book by John Green that is really popular with teenagers around the world. Now they've made the book into a film. Watch the clip to see what the audience thought of the film. 
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How fast do you think you can go on a normal bike? Check out this video and you'll see Guy Martin go at over 112 miles per hour, that's more than 180 kilometres per hour! Wow! 
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Who do you think is going to win this year's World Cup? You could ask a football expert ... or you could ask an animal to predict a winner! 
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Can you skip or 'jump rope' as they call it in the USA? Are you good at observing things that happen around you? This video will test how observant you are and it will also show you some amazing, Double Dutch skipping. 
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Jamie McDonald ran 5,000 miles across Canada dressed as a superhero. Why would anybody do anything so crazy? Find out by watching this video. 
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Everyone's heard of the book, the Guinness World Records. Check out some of the funniest records in the 2014 edition. Warning: you may have to laugh out loud! ;) 
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Mobile phones are helping to improve the lives of women in Cambodia. Find out more in this video. 
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What do you know about penguins? You might learn something new about these special birds in this video. 
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What happens if there's no natural snow at the Winter Olympics or other sporting events? Well, snow is made! Find out who is making the snow at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. 
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Can you imagine travelling in a car without a driver? It may sound like science fiction but driverless cars will be with us sooner than you think!

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