Jack (jaquez) wrote in linguaphiles,
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English-related youtube gems?

Hi. I work as an English language assistant in a lycée in France. Occasionally I get asked to work with classes of post-high school kids (ages 18-19) who are in preparatory classes for higher education. So they have a good level of English. I get absolutely no suggestions of what to work on from their teacher, and the activities I do with the lycée kids are too easy.

Last month (I see them monthly), I showed them this video, which someone posted a while ago:



which led to discussion about speech habits / colloquialisms / trends / 'filler' words in English, and their equivalents in French. I then showed them another video from youtube of a woman speaking English in 21 different accents, and we discussed regional accents and how they perceived them, which ones they found easiest, which most difficult etc. Then I showed them a clip from Friends where Phoebe teaches Joey to speak French. This they found hilarious and we had a very interesting discussion on non-native speakers perceptions of a language.

What I'm asking is if anybody knows of any other interesting youtube videos which might entertain them AND lead to interesting debate. They have quite an advanced level - they're studying Romeo & Juliet... Speaking of which, if anyone has found anything (video or other) humorous or enlightening Shakespeare-related online, that'd also be useful!

Any help appreciated. I thought this'd be the place to ask. Thanks.
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