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

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Mmm ... do you fancy a tasty bag of crisps? Or how about a yummy chocolate bar? British people love their snacks. Find out more about some popular British snacks. Don't read if you're hungry!

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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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Every November people in Britain go out and celebrate Bonfire Night. What is it? Watch the video and find out all about it!

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Richard explores the cutting edge of British innovation, from robots and space exploration to very fast cars.

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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This short story by Ron Butlin is much darker than the title suggests. Does colour always fade with time?

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Prospero was once the ruler of Milan, but he has been trapped on an island with his daughter for 12 years. When he uses his magic to create a violent storm, we see that he has a plan for his enemies.

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

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There are over 75,000 homeless young people in the UK who have nowhere to live. A YMCA is a safe place for these young people to live and the people who work there help them to improve their lives. In this video some young people living at a YMCA talk about why they are homeless and their plans and hopes for the future.

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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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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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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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A research study has looked into what happens inside your brain while you read and listen to music. 

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Have you ever seen a starfish? Did you know that starfish contain a liquid that may hold a clue for treatments for some diseases? Read the article to find out more.  

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