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

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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.

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Have you heard of Oxford University? Students from all over the world come to study in the UK at Oxford and other universities. In this video you’ll meet some of them and see how they live.

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

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It is the most famous sporting competition in the UK and football's oldest competition. It's watched by millions of people. Read more to understand Britain's obsession with the FA Cup final.

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Mmm ... did someone say pancakes?! Read about Pancake Day and learn how to make this delicious treat for yourself.

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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We are in Denmark, and Hamlet's father, the king, is now dead. Hamlet's uncle has married Hamlet’s mother, and become the new king. A ghost appears, saying he is the dead king, and tells Hamlet he must take revenge.

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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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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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Beattie interviews Kate Winslet about strong women, technology in film-making and what it was like to make the Steve Jobs movie.

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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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'.

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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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What can we learn from worms? Find out by reading this article about how scientists are using worms in their research. If you want to know more about the research check out Worm Watch Lab which explains the experiments in more detail. 

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How is science and technology changing the way that music is being created and played? Read on to find out how some new software is helping musicians to keep the beat. 

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