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

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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.

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Where's Wales? Is Welsh similar to English? And is Wales a good place to visit? Read and find out!

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

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It's the largest theatrical district in the world. Watch this video about London's Theatreland and enjoy the show!

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Students from all over the world talk about their experiences of studying 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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Are you a football fan? David Rooney, the main character in this story, is crazy about football. One day he discovers that the old man who is his next door neighbour has an interesting past.

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

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

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This award-winning short film gives us a window into the world of Kenneth Mitchell. The film was written by Kenneth's brother, Nicholas, and has been shown at international film festivals.  

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'Parkour' comes from 'Parcours', meaning 'the way through' or 'the path' in French. Watch how these young people find the fastest way through their urban environment by jumping and using obstacles to help them. And what do they think about this new phenomenon? Watch to find out!

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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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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Do you find airport security slow and a bit annoying?! If so, maybe a 3D scanning machine will make going through security a lot quicker and easier in the future.

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Have you ever wondered why your fingers get wrinkled in water? A new theory could explain all!

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