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

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What do you need to know to work in fashion? Wendy talks to people working on a fashion shoot.

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In some places in Northern Ireland you can see huge paintings on walls and houses. Watch this video and learn more about their interesting history.

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

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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!

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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.

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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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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‘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.

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A bored park keeper dreams of buying a luxury caravan. One day, he discovers a way to make his dream come true. However, to get the money he will have to do something very strange ...

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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Have you ever seen a starfish? Did you know that starfish contain a liquid that may hold a clue for treatments for some diseases? Read the article to find out more.  

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A research study has looked into what happens inside your brain while you read and listen to music. 

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