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

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Does your school have any problems with discipline? What happens when students step out of line?

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We all need to buy stuff from time to time. But do we think about how our shopping affects people, animals and the environment? Here's how you can love fashion and the world we live in.

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

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Britain is a creative nation, especially when it comes to film. Richard visits the London Film Museum to see props and costumes from some of the world's greatest films.

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It's one of Britain's favourite topics of conversation: the weather. Watch this video and see how a weather forecast is made.

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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What will happen when David tries out Boffin's lie detector at school? Sometimes, the truth can be a little too close for comfort.

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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.

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

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There are over 75,000 homeless young people in the UK who have nowhere to live. A YMCA is a safe place for these young people to live and the people who work there help them to improve their lives. In this video some young people living at a YMCA talk about why they are homeless and their plans and hopes for the future.

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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. 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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Can you imagine having flexible computer screens and mobile phones which change shape to tell you when you have a new message? It sounds like a crazy idea, but in fact it's already been invented!

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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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