Video UK

Watch videos with a UK focus. Learn about UK culture and practise your listening at the same time.

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picture of a bonfire
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Every November people in Britain go out and celebrate Bonfire Night. What is it? Watch the video and find out all about it!
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It's one of Britain's favourite topics of conversation: the weather. Watch this video and see how a weather forecast is made.
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Camden Town is a great place to shop if you like clothes that are a bit unusual. You'll see some very strange clothes in this video and you'll also find out what a Cyber-Goth is!
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Jingle bells, jingle bells ... Have you done your Christmas shopping yet? Watch this video to see how a shop is getting ready for Christmas.
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Lots of football fans will be travelling to Brazil from the UK and from around the world, to watch the World Cup live! In this video some Brazilians give some advice to the visitors. 
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Britain is a creative nation, especially when it comes to film. Richard visits the London Film Museum to see props and costumes from some of the world's greatest films.
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Richard visits Tate Britain art gallery and meets British computer game developers to explore British creativity, past and present.
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Amandeep travels back in time to fight in the English Civil War! Watch history come to life in modern-day England.
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Richard finds out more about English as a global language, and talks to young people from all over the world who have come to Britain to learn English.
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Richard talks to two of Britain's youngest and most fashionable entrepreneurs before meeting reality TV star and self-made multimillionaire, Duncan Bannatyne.
picture of white water rafting
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Do you like the excitement of extreme sports? If so, you might be an 'adrenaline junkie'. Find out more about white-water rafting and parkour in this video.
picture of fish and chips
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What do you think of as typical British food? Roast beef? Fish and chips? Tea and cakes? Or maybe there's more to British food than that? Check out this video to find out about what people in the UK are eating these days.
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What do you know about the United Kingdom? Watch this clip to learn much more!
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How much do you know about Britain's history? Watch this video to see how Britain's industrial past is being used for a newer industry: tourism.
picture of a futuristic home
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What kind of homes will we live in in the future? What kind of technology will we have? Watch this video for a glimpse of the homes of tomorrow.
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Everyone loves ice cream. Or almost everyone, anyway! Join Joe as he finds out how ice cream is made and why we all love this favourite frozen treat.
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Richard explores the cutting edge of British innovation, from robots and space exploration to very fast cars.
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Have you read any Harry Potter books? What about 1984, The Lord of the Rings or the Chronicles of Narnia? Richard visits a magical place to find out about contemporary British literature.
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What's it like to be at one of Britain's many summer music festivals? Amandeep hangs around backstage with band British Sea Power, experiences festival life first-hand, and talks to festival goers about what it's like for them.
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There's a school in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, where more than twenty languages are spoken. That's a truly multicultural school!
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Some of the greatest music in the world comes from Britain, and British music is still topping the charts today. Richard visits a world-famous London recording studio to find out more.
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In some places in Northern Ireland you can see huge paintings on walls and houses. Watch this video and learn more about their interesting history.
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We want to share some very important tips to help you stay safe when you use the internet, so we have made you a special video! If you want to know more about how we keep all our users safe online, read our Safety page and our House Rules. 
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Have you heard of Oxford University? Students from all over the world come to study in the UK at Oxford and other universities. In this video you’ll meet some of them and see how they live.
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Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a paramedic? Join Wendy as she talks to some paramedics about the work they do.
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Where can you go on a rollercoaster, watch a puppet show or ride a donkey? Does playing virtual sports help you to play the game well in real life? Find out the answers to these questions by watching this video.
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What do you know about Sherlock Holmes? Join Wendy in London as she searches for clues about the famous detective.
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London is the shopping capital of the world. But what makes shopping here so great? Join Richard on a shopping trip to find out!
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Richard leaves Oxford Street and the big shopping areas to find some interesting specialist shops and markets. We hear from a photographer who has his own market stall, and London shoppers tell us what they like.
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How has the social media revolution changed the way a popular series is made? Wendy meets Samuel Benta, writer, director and star of his own show, and there's not a television in sight.

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