ELT providers consistently wish for authentic videos and inspiring video-led learning materials. But it can be hard to find resources with graded natural speech and commentary that you can use anywhere, any time. Not any more. A new set of authentic videos for core ELT topics is now available from DLA in our exclusive series, Ready to Run.

What is Ready to Run?

Ready to Run is a brand-new series of engaging and authentic video experiences for English Language Teaching. We’ve taken the best of broadcast, vloggers, and YouTube to develop effective and entertaining learning resources for the ELT teacher and student. Each video has been tailor-made in line with the CEFR framework and comes complete with a suite of supporting materials including full lesson plans, activities, transcripts and English language closed captions. Offering content across dozens of real-world topics and featuring focused grammar and vocabulary at every stage, Ready to Run offers learners the latest ELT materials in an innovative, flexible, and entertaining digital-first experience.

Our videos:

  • Captivating content from the real world

  • Featuring levelled natural speech and graded commentary

  • English language closed captions

  • All videos are pre-cleared for world rights, meaning you can use them anywhere, any time

  • Easy access: videos and learning resources available online making them perfect for blended learning

  • Videos aligned to a specific vocabulary focus and grammar focus

Our supporting materials:

  • Aligned to CEFR framework

  • Flexible lesson plans which can be used in full or as a starting point

  • Full transcript

  • Approaches to natural English in the classroom

  • Activities created to get students to remember, understand, apply, analyse, evaluate and create language while applying 21st-century skills and CLIL along the way

With subscriptions available now for individuals and institutions alike, and with a free membership option too, start using Ready to Run in your classroom today.

Our resources include


Volcano Adventure (A1 - Technology)

Sam Cossman explores the world’s most dangerous places and uses innovative technology to capture footage that has never been seen before. He shares his mission to the depths of an active volcano where he captures VR footage inside the crater.

Vocabulary: Technology, Prepositions of place, "Get" collocations

Grammar: Plurals, A/an/the

CLIL/C21 skills: Geography, Science


What can you buy for €1 in a Norwegian supermarket? (A2 - Food)

Monica, a Portuguese vlogger living in Norway, carries out an experiment to reveal the true cost of living. How much food can she buy in her local supermarket for one euro or less? The answer might surprise you.

Vocabulary: Food items, Other food-related terms

Grammar: Countable and uncountable

CLIL/C21 skills: Cookery, Geography, Economics


Can a Computer Write a Hit Musical? (B1 - Performing Arts)

West End theatre producers and computer scientists are an unlikely match, but they join forces in an experiment to create the world's first computer-generated musical. We watch from the wings as they battle to get the show ready in time.

Vocabulary: Performing Arts, Strong adjectives, Intensifiers

Grammar: Connectors, Question tags

CLIL/C21 skills: Literature and Media, Art


Each Ready to Run unit comes complete with downloadable and printable written resource packs. These feature pre-, during and post-watching activities designed by ELT specialists to make the most of student’s time and maximise learning. These flexible activities can be used in full, in part, or simply as inspiration. These are accompanied by student worksheets and a complete transcript, to provide text support at every stage of the learning process. Download a free sample pack by clicking the button below, and download our full catalogue to learn more about the series.


How do I get Ready to Run?


Ready to Run is a growing ELT series, with levels A1, A2 and B1 available to buy now only from DLA. Further levels are currently in production and will be available in early 2019.

Alternatively, complete this form to let us know your requirements, and one of our team will be in touch.

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