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

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Lots of football fans will be travelling to Brazil from the UK and from around the world, to watch the World Cup live! In this video some Brazilians give some advice to the visitors. 

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Students from all over the world talk about their experiences of studying in the UK.

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

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In the UK, schools close for about two weeks at Easter time. Read on to find out more about how Easter is celebrated in Britain.

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Wearing a red nose for a day may seem like a strange way to raise money for charity. However, it seems to work in Britain.

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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Do you agree with the saying that a woman's work is never done? Levi Tafari does, and he wrote this poem to tell the world about his very special mum.

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Would you like to go on a cruise? This short story is set on a cruise ship and has a very funny ending.

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

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One day at Sawston College a dangerous virus breaks out and students and teachers at the school turn into zombies. However, one student, Geoff, has five tips for surviving at zombie school.

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This semi-real, semi-animated film tells the story of a teenage girl and her annoying brother who takes her secret diary. What happens when he reads it?

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. 'Down Like Gold' is the name of this song and it's also the name of their first album.

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As Elephants Are is a band from High Wycombe in the UK and they have appeared on the British Council's Selector music show. Two of the band members, Ben (vocals/guitar) and Harry (bass) met at their college music course and then they each brought an old school friend along, Joe (guitar) and Rob (drums) to join the band.  

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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Are you interested in architecture? Have you ever thought about how the outside of a building could help the environment? Read this article to find out about research into buildings that can collect water and create energy. 

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Our phones can give us a lot of information these days, but can they tell us how we're feeling? Read about a new app that may be able to do just that! 

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