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 What can I find in VideoNation?
Denise Lester, Marbella Mark McClean, Belfast Terrie Harker Francesca Lee, Liverpool Jayne Davis, Cardiff north England and Scotland

north England, Wales and Ireland
south England and Wales
Jonathan Lander, Colorado Ian Mackinnon, Arisaig Nicola Fyfe, Alnwick Edward Fyfe, Alnwick Sarbjit Singh Mehmi, Leeds Connie Mark, London

VideoNation is a way to meet people from across the UK and hear what they say about their lives and the world around them.

  • Watch the video clips and test your comprehension in Listen out! Check what you have heard by looking at the tapescripts.
  • Discover facts about life in the UK in Did you know? For example, find out how Chinese New Year is celebrated, why people often 'touch wood' and how to play the National Lottery.
  • Practise your grammar and vocabulary skills in Language Fix. These exercises will test your knowledge of idioms, word forms and tense structures.
  • Then Get talking! to develop your speaking skills. These tasks are based around oral exercises found in intermediate to advanced level examinations which include a speaking component. Describe what is happening in the pictures then talk about issues such as work, animal rights or hobbies. You can then see a model answer to see the kind of vocabulary and language you should be using if you are studying at this level.

Who do you want to meet today? Click on any of the people above.

Check out the BBC Videonation official website.

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