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

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We all do it! But do we get enough sleep? Read on to find out if you are sleep deprived.

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Nowruz is the Persian New Year celebration. It takes place in the spring. Read this article and find out how people celebrate this important day.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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Did you use to read fairy tales when you were younger? Here's a modern fairy tale with a difference!

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

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Miners’ institutes or 'stutes were cultural centres for miners. They were popular in mining communities in Britain in the late 19th and 20th centuries. This short film is about The Oakdale Institute in South Wales, which is now a museum.

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

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Luke Sital-Singh is a singer-songwriter from Bristol in the UK. He has a wonderful voice; beautiful, bruised and defiant. He has performed on the British Council's Selector music radio show. This song is called 'Still', and is taken from Luke's EP, 'The Breakneck Sound Of Tomorrow'.

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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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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Aeroplane wings, offshore wind turbines and sports equipment may all be able to repair themselves soon with this incredible new technology.

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