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

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Sarah Beaton is the set and costume designer for Mix the Play. In this video she tells us more about what her job involves and how she got into it. 

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Joe Murphy is a theatre director working in London. In this video he talks about how he started his career, what he loves about his job and what it's like directing Shakespeare plays.

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

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Nowruz is the Persian New Year celebration. It takes place in the spring. Read this article and find out how people celebrate this important day.

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2016 is the centenary of Roald Dahl's birth. Find out about the life and works of one of the most popular authors in the UK.

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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In the Italian city of Verona, two families hate each other. Romeo is from the Montague family and Juliet is a Capulet, but they fall in love at first sight. This is their tragic love story.

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

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Beattie interviews Kate Winslet about strong women, technology in film-making and what it was like to make the Steve Jobs movie.

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Zara knows what she wants for her future. But first she has to talk to her mum ...

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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Luke Sital-Singh is a singer-songwriter from Bristol in the UK. He has a wonderful voice; beautiful, bruised and defiant. He has performed on the British Council's Selector music radio show. This song is called 'Still', and is taken from Luke's EP, 'The Breakneck Sound Of Tomorrow'.

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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Aeroplane wings, offshore wind turbines and sports equipment may all be able to repair themselves soon with this incredible new technology.

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How is a millipede similar to Robin Hood? Read this and find out!

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