“TED is a nonprofit company devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks.” Click on the following images for a selection of talks of less than 6 minutes, the talks are filtered towards the theme of the Arts, Architecture and Design, but there are plenty of interesting subjects at https://www.ted.com/talks
Practice listening and reading
The BBC iPlayer is the online player for BBC TV content. It has a useful subtitle feature on much of its content. If you find listening to a Scottish accent challenging, why not try watching and listening to programmes on BBC Scotland? Watch and listen with subtitles off, then try again with subtitles on to check comprehension.
The above example is for BBC iPlayer, but the process is the same for ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5. Be aware that you will need a TV license to watch television in the UK. You must have a TV Licence if you:
- watch or record BBC programmes on a TV, computer or other device as they’re broadcast
- download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer – live, catch up or on demand
A TV Licence costs for both homes and businesses. You do not require a British TV license to watch any other non-BBC online content.