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

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Richard leaves Oxford Street and the big shopping areas to find some interesting specialist shops and markets. We hear from a photographer who has his own market stall, and London shoppers tell us what they like.

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Jingle bells, jingle bells ... Have you done your Christmas shopping yet? Watch this video to see how a shop is getting ready for Christmas.

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

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He was the greatest writer in the English language and is known around the world. But how much do you really know about William Shakespeare and his life?

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Do you do sports at school? In the UK everyone has to do some sort of sports at school until the age of 16 but it's not just football or netball these days. 

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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In a beautiful Italian town, love is in the air. But the path of true love is never easy, especially when other people try to cause problems.

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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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In this short film people share their experiences of bullying. Listen to their stories and discover why they think some people bully and how bullying has changed their lives.

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15-year-old reporter Jack goes to the press conference for the new Disney film Tomorrowland and asks George Clooney a tricky question.

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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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.  

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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'.

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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Do you find airport security slow and a bit annoying?! If so, maybe a 3D scanning machine will make going through security a lot quicker and easier in the future.

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A new app will allow you to experience swimming in the ocean with fish, sharks, underwater plants and sunken boats – in virtual reality.

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