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

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How much do you love your mobile phone? Could you live without it? Find out what British teenagers, parents and teachers say about the subject!

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Spring! Colours! Love! Holi is a time to play and laugh, forget and forgive.

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

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We want to share some very important tips to help you stay safe when you use the internet, so we have made you a special video! If you want to know more about how we keep all our users safe online, read our Safety page and our House Rules

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What do you know about Sherlock Holmes? Join Wendy in London as she searches for clues about the famous detective.

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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Cold Knap Lake is a poem by Gillian Clarke, a poet from Wales. The poem is based on a real memory from her childhood. 

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Are you a football fan? David Rooney, the main character in this story, is crazy about football. One day he discovers that the old man who is his next door neighbour has an interesting past.

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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‘The box’ is another way of saying ‘television’ or ‘TV’. In this short film, the TV is the main focus, in more ways than one! Watch it to find out more.

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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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. 

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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Have you ever wondered why your fingers get wrinkled in water? A new theory could explain all!

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