Are you sometimes unsure which tense to use? Do you make mistakes with grammar? Do you need to improve your vocabulary? If you answered 'Yes' to any of these questions, this section is for you!

Let's face it, not many people love exams. There are lots of different English exams and tests that you have to do at school. This section gives you tips and advice on how to get the best marks you can in all of your English exams.

When you need a break from your studies, this is the place to be! Our study break section offers you videos, stories, games, puzzles and competitions, so you can relax and enjoy using your English at the same time.

Read about topics with a British connection. From special days, like Valentine's Day, to trends, like gap years, you'll find all you need to know here. There are exercises too so you can check your understanding of the text.

Video UK brings the United Kingdom closer to you. Watch the videos and do the exercises to learn more about life in Britain.

Read a selection of short stories and poems written by British authors. They're great reading practice for higher levels.

Practise and improve your listening skills for your school studies and English exams. The activities are prepared for different levels

The stories and articles in this section are written at three different levels of English, so you can choose one that is perfect for you. 

Practise and improve your writing skills for your school studies and English exams. The activities are prepared for different levels

Practise and improve your reading skills for your school studies and your English exams. The activities are prepared for different levels.

This section offers you grammar practice in snack-size bites. Our Grammar Snack videos show the grammar being used in a natural way. A conversation-style explanation and interactive exercises will check that you can really use the language.

Practise your vocabulary and learn new words by doing exercises and playing games. Our word sets will cover lots of the topics you will study at school or college.

Listening exams can be quite scary. Will you understand what you have to do? Will you understand what the speakers say? Will you have time to write down your answers? This section will help you to prepare for all sorts of listening exams.

Reading exams can be tricky, so this section offers lots of tips and advice, so you'll be able to get the best mark possible in your next reading test or exam. What are you waiting for? Get reading!

Speaking exams can be stressful! What if you don't understand the examiner? What if you don't know the exact word you need? Don't panic! This section has loads of tips and advice on how to survive your next speaking exam.

Lots of things will help you to get better marks in your exams. Getting enough sleep, eating well and planning your time are just three of the areas covered in this section.

Watching video clips is a fantastic way to improve your English.  We've prepared some great exercises for you to do as you watch. You'll improve your listening, vocabulary and grammar, as well as learning about what's going on in the world.

You can learn as you play in the games section. Our games will help you to improve your vocabulary at the same time. So, have a break from your studies, relax and check out the games.

Look at the photo and imagine what's happening, or what the people are saying. Then, write a short caption below. We'll be adding new photos regularly, so do come back soon and see what's new. 

Look at the strange photos and guess what they are. Use your imagination! After a week on the site, we'll publish the answers. So, come back soon to see if your guess is correct.

In this section our Magazine writers tell us about various aspects of UK culture and also about their experiences of of living abroad.

Calling all keen readers! This is the place to find out more about some of your favourite books. 

Whether you're super sporty, or more of a sofa sports fan, you'll find interesting articles by our writers here.

Our magazine section is written especially for you by young people from the UK. If you want to keep up to date with the latest fashions, music or trends, this is the place to be.

From film reviews to flashmobs, you can read about it here.

Our writers tell us what's hot and what's not in the fashion world.

Does music play a big part in your life? If so, you'll enjoy our Music section. Our writers share their musical views and reviews here!

If you're into science and technology, this section is for you. From D-box cinema to mobile apps, you can read about it here.

Do you have lots of tests and exams at school to check your grammar and vocabulary? If so, this section is for you. Read the advice and do the exercises to help you get top marks in your next grammar or vocabulary test.

Phrasal verbs are very common in spoken English, but are quite tricky to learn. Watch our Fast phrasal comic-strip videos and then do the exercises below to really get your phrasal verbs under control.

Improve your reading skills with our articles, stories and poems with a focus on the UK. Watching the videos in our Video UK section will help your listening skills.

Do you like watching films? This section offers you the chance to watch some amazing short films that were made by young people in the UK.  

This section brings you articles from the British Council's science magazine, Cubed, so you can read about the world of science and research in the UK.  

This section gives you tips and advice to help you in all sorts of English writing exams. 


In this section you can practise your reading, writing and listening skills. The exercises will help you to get top marks at school and in your exams.