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

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Where can you go on a rollercoaster, watch a puppet show or ride a donkey? Does playing virtual sports help you to play the game well in real life? Find out the answers to these questions by watching this video.

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Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a paramedic? Join Wendy as she talks to some paramedics about the work they do.

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

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Slang is very informal language which is often used by young people. It's hard to keep up to date with slang, but this article will help you learn a few words that your teacher may not know!

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Have a good look around you this November. Do you notice that more men have moustaches? It may be because it's Movember! Read more about this unusual charity event here. 

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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Have you ever seen any photos of your parents when they were younger? Did they look like you?

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Do you like the age that you are right now? If you could suddenly become older or younger, which age would you choose?

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

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Do you have a best friend? In this film, David talks about his relationship with his best mate Neil. 

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Comic conventions are big events for fans of all kinds of comic and movie characters, from Star Wars and Transformers to the Minions and Pokemon. Can you spot your favourite characters in this video?

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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CHAMPS is a band from the Isle of Wight. They have appeared on the British Council's Selector music radio show. 'Down Like Gold' is the name of this song and it's also the name of their first album.

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

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How is technology changing the homes we live in? How can hi-tech homes help old people to live independently? Read the article to find out about research and development into smarthomes in the UK.

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