Watch videos with a UK focus. Learn about UK culture and practise your listening at the same time.

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London is the shopping capital of the world. But what makes shopping here so great? Join Richard on a shopping trip to find out!

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Are you interested in cars? In this video Carmen visits the National Motor Museum and finds out about classic British cars.

Read texts with a UK focus. Learn about UK culture and practise your reading at the same time.

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In October many shop windows in Britain turn orange and black, with pumpkins, witches, broomsticks and cats. What do young people do to celebrate Halloween? Read this article to find out.

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Nowruz is the Persian New Year celebration. It takes place in the spring. Read this article and find out how people celebrate this important day.

In this section you can watch animated videos of five of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. You can also read short stories and poems written by British authors.

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Did you use to read fairy tales when you were younger? Here's a modern fairy tale with a difference!

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This short story by Ron Butlin is much darker than the title suggests. Does colour always fade with time?

Watch short films created by young people in the UK and practise your listening at the same time.

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Beattie interviews Kate Winslet about strong women, technology in film-making and what it was like to make the Steve Jobs movie.

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One day at Sawston College a dangerous virus breaks out and students and teachers at the school turn into zombies. However, one student, Geoff, has five tips for surviving at zombie school.

Listen to new, British music from the British Council's Selector music radio show and practise your English at the same time.

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CHAMPS is a band from the Isle of Wight. They have appeared on the British Council's Selector music radio show. 'Down Like Gold' is the name of this song and it's also the name of their first album.

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As Elephants Are is a band from High Wycombe in the UK and they have appeared on the British Council's Selector music show. Two of the band members, Ben (vocals/guitar) and Harry (bass) met at their college music course and then they each brought an old school friend along, Joe (guitar) and Rob (drums) to join the band.  

Read articles adapted from the British Council's science magazine, Cubed. Learn about the world of science and research in the UK and practise your English at the same time.

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We've seen bionic robot-men in films for many years but is fiction now becoming a reality?

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According to Dr Nick Hawes, the future of robots is going to be huge. Here he explains the challenges.

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