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

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Do you like going to art galleries? You'll have to be fast to catch these ones, which pop up and close down again soon after. Watch the video to find out more!

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UK boarding schools are not just about academic achievement. Young people studying in the UK talk about the sports they love.

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

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How important is meat in your diet? Could you happily live without ever eating any meat? In the UK vegetarianism is becoming more and more popular.

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Is Northern Ireland beautiful? Do Irish people speak Irish? And what exactly is Gaelic football? Read about Northern Ireland and find out!

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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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.

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We are in Denmark, and Hamlet's father, the king, is now dead. Hamlet's uncle has married Hamlet’s mother, and become the new king. A ghost appears, saying he is the dead king, and tells Hamlet he must take revenge.

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

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Do you have a best friend? In this film, David talks about his relationship with his best mate Neil. 

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'Parkour' comes from 'Parcours', meaning 'the way through' or 'the path' in French. Watch how these young people find the fastest way through their urban environment by jumping and using obstacles to help them. And what do they think about this new phenomenon? Watch to find out!

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. This song is called 'White Satellite'. See what you think. 

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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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How is science and technology changing the way that music is being created and played? Read on to find out how some new software is helping musicians to keep the beat. 

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How many different emotions do you think you can communicate to people with your face? Do you have the same facial expressions as people from different cultures? Read this to find out what scientists have just discovered about this fascinating topic.

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