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

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Do you prefer cats or dogs? Pets are an important part of many British families.

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Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day in your country? In the UK it’s the most romantic day of the year!

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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There's a school in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, where more than twenty languages are spoken. That's a truly multicultural school!

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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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.

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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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One day at Sawston College a dangerous virus breaks out and students and teachers at the school turn into zombies. However, one student, Geoff, has five tips for surviving at zombie school.

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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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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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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'.

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 new app will allow you to experience swimming in the ocean with fish, sharks, underwater plants and sunken boats – in virtual reality.

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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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