Levels/contexts Archives: upper-intermediate

Bullying

This very short clip raises awareness of bullying in schools and shows an interesting way of taking a stand against it.

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Junk Thought

The clip is about the dangers of advertising. It draws a parallel between ‘junk food’ that can make us obese, and ‘junk thoughts’ which can have an effect on us at a subconscious level and can be harmful for our mind.

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Football Mad

Benjamin Zephaniah performs one of his poems in front of an audience of children.

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Black Friday

CNN interviews co-founder and editor-in-chief of Adbusters, Kalle Lasn. The interview offers an alternative perspective on our consumerist society.

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Leaving Home

Michael Rosen performs one of his poems about a 13 year old boy leaving home to go on a political demonstration. (The Aldermaston marches were anti-nuclear weapons demonstrations in the 1950s and 1960s, taking place on Easter weekend between the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston in Berkshire, England, and London.)

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Pale blue dot

This clip shows our home, planet Earth, from a cosmic perspective. The narrator, Carl Sagan, was a famous astronomer and science fiction writer.

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