Watch YouTube Videos to Hear Natural Spoken English

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Here is another list of videos available on YouTube that you can watch to hear natural spoken English.

On the Lighter Side

35 Accents in the English Language – He can do a pretty impressive range of accents, can’t he?

Rock Paper Scissors, Your Logik Is Not Right – This is by Flula Borg. He is a German actor, comedian, musician, and DJ who does lots of videos making fun of American idioms too. He cracks me up!

You Are Under The Weather? Join The Clubs. – Here’s a video of Flula making fun of an idiom.

Kids Answer “What is the Best Country in the World?” – I like the girl with the tiara best – too funny. You can hear rejoinders, hypotheticals, and many SSNQ’s in this video. Don’t rely on their knowledge of the world or what a country is though!

Ellen Meets a 5-Year-Old Geography Expert – Smart and absolutely adorable kid! I bet most people in the world couldn’t do this. You can trust his knowledge of geography.

Jackie Chan and Steve Can’t Understand Each Other – A funny clip about not understanding what someone is saying. Good practice listening to different accents.

Meet Bella The 4 Year Old Polyglot – This 4-year-old speaks 7 languages. Impressive! You’ll also get to learn a little Australian pronunciation on this talk show she’s featured on.

Pretending To Not Speak Korean (actually fluent)-Prank – These 2 American boys are 9 and 13 and go to an all Korean school. I think this might be my new favorite YouTube channel for listening to Korean.

Maze Runner Actors Try Korean Barbecue and SojuIdioms, natural expressions, reactions, reductions and lots more in this clip by the Korean Englishman. It has both Korean and English subtitles. You can also hear how British guys and Americans guys use different rejoinders. American guys don’t generally say “lovely” and “beautiful” when reacting. Watching just the first 5:30 is enough to hear all that.

Excellent Advice

As I always say, communication is the most important thing. Grammar is not as important. Being afraid of making mistakes and trying to speak perfectly doesn’t help you improve your speaking skills. Mariana Pascal’s TEDx Talk in Penang, Malaysia explains what I try to teach students every semester. What she says is absolutely true to my experience as well. It’s a must-see for all students of English who are trying to overcome their fear and lack of confidence.

Why you should speak English like you’re playing a video game –  Mariana Pascal’s TEDx Talk provides an excellent analogy. It is spot on. Exactly what I think and advice worth listening to and following.

Want more?

Here are more Video Clips for Fun and Improving English, including some scenes from TV sitcoms.

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