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

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Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is famous for its summer festivals. 

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What does Scotland look like? What languages do they speak? And what can you do in Scotland? Read and find out!

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

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How much do you know about Britain's history? Watch this video to see how Britain's industrial past is being used for a newer industry: tourism.

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How has the social media revolution changed the way a popular series is made? Wendy meets Samuel Benta, writer, director and star of his own show, and there's not a television in sight.

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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Would you like to go on a cruise? This short story is set on a cruise ship and has a very funny ending.

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Scotland is at war, and the hero of the battle is Macbeth. This is the story of Macbeth's rise to power, and the terrible consequences of his ambition.

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

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This award-winning short film gives us a window into the world of Kenneth Mitchell. The film was written by Kenneth's brother, Nicholas, and has been shown at international film festivals.  

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Delicious, healthy food, without any waste! But would you eat it if it had been in the bin? Watch this video to find out more about the Real Junk Food project.

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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Honne are a British electronic-soul duo from Somerset in the UK. They have performed on the British Council's Selector music show. This song is called 'I Can Give You Heaven' and is taken from the EP 'Over Lover'.

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Luke Sital-Singh is a singer-songwriter from Bristol in the UK. He has a wonderful voice; beautiful, bruised and defiant. He has performed on the British Council’s Selector music radio show. This song is called ‘Still’, and is taken from Luke’s EP, ‘The Breakneck Sound Of Tomorrow’.

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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A team of scientists are developing a system to check dangerous rumours that appear in social media. Read the article to find out more. 

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Children in Malawi have been making fantastic progress using a new maths app. This could be very positive for the future of one of the world’s poorest countries.

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