Study break

Watch videos, read stories and articles, listen to our audio series and have fun writing about photos. Enjoy using your English!

Welcome to our Study break section. Here you can improve your everyday English and learn about the world at the same time. You will also develop your comprehension skills and build your vocabulary.

Zones: 5- to 10-minute activities

Do you have five to ten minutes to practise your English today? Try one of our video, magazine, reading or photo zone activities. These are short activities on a range of different topics to help you improve your English level. Practising every day, even for a short time, will help you to improve. Choose a topic that interests you and get started!

Series: 10- to 20-minute activities

If you have a little bit more time to work on your English, try the learning materials in our series. You will find video and audio activities which you can work through, one episode at a time, at your own speed.

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Video zone

5-10 minute activities. Watch YouTube videos and improve your English at the same time. There are exercises, transcripts and worksheets to help you understand.

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Magazine zone

5-10 minute activities. Do you want to practise your reading and learn about global issues, special days and festivals?

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YouTuber zone

5-10 minute activities. Our YouTubers talk about everything and anything and we add subtitles and transcripts to help you improve your English as you watch. Post a comment to join in the discussion.

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Reading zone

This section has stories, articles and reviews about a lot of different topics.

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Photo zone

Have fun and practise writing in English in our Photo zone section.

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Video series

Our series include videos about the UK, short films made by young people and some great animated videos of Shakespeare's most famous plays.

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Audio series

Are you looking for more listening practice? Check out our audio fiction series, The Survivor. It was written especially for young people to enjoy, at three different levels.

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