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

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How much do you love your mobile phone? Could you live without it? Find out what British teenagers, parents and teachers say about the subject!

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There is graffiti in almost every city in the world. Read this article to learn more about Britain's most famous graffiti artist.

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

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Richard finds out more about English as a global language, and talks to young people from all over the world who have come to Britain to learn English.

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Going to a UK boarding school is one way to make friends for life.

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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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.

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What will happen when David tries out Boffin’s lie detector at school? Sometimes, the truth can be a little too close for comfort.

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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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.  

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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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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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Would you like to be able to make really amazing films at home? You may soon be able to. Read this article to find out about some interesting developments in home movie making. 

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