Would you like to watch the ad again? How many gadgets, inventions and scientific discoveries can you spot?
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Gone are the days when you could watch BBC iPlayer online from outside the UK, and for free too (see how here). Watching UK TV on demand is getting harder and harder, ever since the new TV licence was introduced. However, you can still watch BBC and other UK channels live online, through these servers:
- http://www.stream2watch.cc/live-television/united-kingdom (some pop-ups)
- http://www.time4tv.me/2015/11/bbc-one.php (lots of pop-ups and ads)
Along with that, you may check UK TV listings and times here, to know what and when to watch.
You can watch these videos / listen to the forecasts to practise the vocabulary related to the weather (and to enjoy them, of course).
[You can watch these videos with subtitles in English. If you watch them on Vimeo, click on the “CC” button. If you watch them on Youtube, go to settings (little wheel on the lower right corner) and then choose subtitles> English via dotsub]
You can watch today’s weather forecast for London again. Please pay attention to pronunciation, intonation, and spelling (click on CC for subtitles):
If you want to increase your vocabulary to talk about crime and the law, you can listen to the songs on this playlist (or any others):
You can also watch any of these films:
- Witness For The Prosecution (Billy Wilder 1957) [Good depiction of the British legal system, based on a play by Agatha Christie]
- Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock 1954) [Alleged murder]
- To Catch a Thief (Alfred Hitchcock 1955) [romance / thriller about a retired thief / cat burglar]
- Take The Money and Run (Woody Allen 1969) [hilarious comedy about a petty thief who always gets caught]
- A Few Good Men (Rob Reiner 1992) [courtroom drama about the US Marines in Guantanamo]
Monty Python’s Flying Circus (BBC 1969-1974)- They had many different sketches dealing with crimes and criminals, among which you can watch:
Blackadder Goes Forth (BBC 1989)- Court Martial
Sherlock (BBC 2010-2017). Excellent show. Can’t comment any more.
Finally, Roald Dahl wrote several short stories for adults, some of which have to do with crimes. You may read “Lamb to the Slaughter“, for example, or “The Landlady“. You can also watch TV episodes based on the stories.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents- “Lamb to the Slaughter” (directed by Alfred Hitchcock, script by Roald Dahl based on his own short story):
Tales of the Unexpected (Anglia Television)- The Landlady (introduced by Roald Dahl):
If you remember, some days before the holidays we read some fragments from Revolting Rhymes, by Roald Dahl. They are “alternative” versions of well-known fairy tales, written as rhyming poems.
The BBC has shown a cartoon version of the book this Christmas. You may find the clips with the fragments that we read below :