Six inspirational videos in English
Fantastic videos that will inspire you, make you think or make you smile.

 They are all wonderful videos for listening to real English.  We would love to hear what you think about the videos. What did they make you think? How did they make you feel?  Which one was your favourite?  So please leave your comments at the end. 

Enjoy!

3 things I learnt while my plane crashed
  • This is a really interesting TED talk. If you are not already familiar with TED, you can read more about this wonderful resource here. Ric Elias, the speaker, was on the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in 2009.   In this video he gives a short but powerful talk about the lessons he learnt from surviving this plane crash.
  • The English in this video is really understandable. Ric speaks quite slowly and very clearly.  The video also has subtitles in English.
Do you dare to dream?
  • We love this video. This is a fantastic motivational video by Inknowation, a company that helps organisations transform and adapt through innovation. The video is illustrated with really interesting and engaging drawings.  We think this video gives really helpful and practical advice and information.  You could apply it on an individual or organisational level.  We would suggest watching it more than once to really learn from this expert information.
  • The accent is really clear and the English is understandable.
Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
  • This is the video of a song released in 1999 by Baz Luhrmann.  The song was based on an essay that went viral via email back in the 90’s.  Both the song and essay consist of various pieces of advice on how to live a happier life and avoid common frustrations.
  • The speaker has a clear accent and speaks quite slowly. We would recommend that you read the lyrics to this song, because there are some really inspiring messages.
Like a girl
  • This is an advert by Always. It is short but has a powerful message about how the confidence of young girls change as they go through adolescence.
  • The speech and accents are really clear.
Best advice you’ve received 
  • This is a fantastic video from the YouTube channel Soul Pancake. They have a great series of videos called 0-100.  All of these videos are basically the answers of a selection of people from all ages, from children to elderly people.  This particular video is the compilation of the answers to the question ‘What is the best advice you have received?’
  • The answers are really short and you will hear a lot of different accents and voices.
Q&A from Story Corps 
  • Story Corps is a wonderful initiative and a great resource for listening in English. You can read more about it here. The story we have chosen for you is and interesting and inspiring animated video of the real interview of a mother (Sarah) conducted by her 12-year-old son, Joshua, who has Asperger’s syndrome.  The conversation covers everything from cockroaches to how Sarah feels about Joshua as a son.
  • The accents are clear and the speech is really natural and spontaneous. You can learn lots of common and useful phrases in this video. We would recommend this videos if you have an intermediate level or higher.
Fantastic videos that will inspire you, make you think or make you smile.

 They are all wonderful videos for listening to real English.  We would love to hear what you think about the videos. What did they make you think? How did they make you feel?  Which one was your favourite?  So please leave your comments at the end. 

Enjoy!

3 things I learnt while my plane crashed
  • This is a really interesting TED talk. If you are not already familiar with TED, you can read more about this wonderful resource here. Ric Elias, the speaker, was on the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in 2009.   In this video he gives a short but powerful talk about the lessons he learnt from surviving this plane crash.
  • The English in this video is really understandable. Ric speaks quite slowly and very clearly.  The video also has subtitles in English.
Do you dare to dream?
  • We love this video. This is a fantastic motivational video by Inknowation, a company that helps organisations transform and adapt through innovation. The video is illustrated with really interesting and engaging drawings.  We think this video gives really helpful and practical advice and information.  You could apply it on an individual or organisational level.  We would suggest watching it more than once to really learn from this expert information.
  • The accent is really clear and the English is understandable.
Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
  • This is the video of a song released in 1999 by Baz Luhrmann.  The song was based on an essay that went viral via email back in the 90’s.  Both the song and essay consist of various pieces of advice on how to live a happier life and avoid common frustrations.
  • The speaker has a clear accent and speaks quite slowly. We would recommend that you read the lyrics to this song, because there are some really inspiring messages.
Like a girl
  • This is an advert by Always. It is short but has a powerful message about how the confidence of young girls change as they go through adolescence.
  • The speech and accents are really clear.
Best advice you’ve received 
  • This is a fantastic video from the YouTube channel Soul Pancake. They have a great series of videos called 0-100.  All of these videos are basically the answers of a selection of people from all ages, from children to elderly people.  This particular video is the compilation of the answers to the question ‘What is the best advice you have received?’
  • The answers are really short and you will hear a lot of different accents and voices.
Q&A from Story Corps 
  • Story Corps is a wonderful initiative and a great resource for listening in English. You can read more about it here. The story we have chosen for you is and interesting and inspiring animated video of the real interview of a mother (Sarah) conducted by her 12-year-old son, Joshua, who has Asperger’s syndrome.  The conversation covers everything from cockroaches to how Sarah feels about Joshua as a son.
  • The accents are clear and the speech is really natural and spontaneous. You can learn lots of common and useful phrases in this video. We would recommend this videos if you have an intermediate level or higher.